Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With or Without?

With or Without? In Philadelphia, that question ordinarily has to do with one's preference for or against onions on one's cheesesteak. Just sharing that info, in case you come to our city sometime.

I've been making these fun 9" finished blocks, not quite Churn Dashes, not quite Shooflies, but something quite marvelous, IMNSHO. 

I put them up on the wall, and all I could see was Snowballs. 

Then I thought, what if there were tiny squares in the centers of those big white spaces. Would I see the blocks more or would I still see Snowballs. So I cut some little squares and stuck 'em up there. I think I like it better. What about you? With or Without? Squares, not onions.






18 comments:

Janet said...

I'm​ loving the squares....this is a great look ...very unique 😊

Janet said...

I'm​ loving the squares....this is a great look ...very unique 😊

Janet O. said...

I like the look of the squares, but the yellow one almost disappears. How would it look if the squares were a consistent color? Or, maybe you like the disappearing act. Whatever--I like the squares.

AnnieO said...

I echo Janet O, with consistent color of the squares. And maybe just a skosh larger :) Otherwise I love your With or Without quilt.

ramewelamb said...

Positively WITH!! ;>)

Jindi's Cottage said...

With, definitely with...I also like the consistent colour square idea, just saying, what you need surely - a third option! :)

Cherie in St Louis said...

Oh, with is definitely my choice :)

Kathy said...

With would be my choice. So we go from snowballs to perhaps white petunias or moon flowers with a subtle or not so subtle center. A much pleasanter thought this time of year!

Sue SS said...

I second larger squares and a consistent color. Aren't quilters wonderful, no shortage of opinions! My guild has been the greatest source for me; I love taking them a problem and seeking opinions. Love your quilt Nancy!

Synthia said...

I, too, definitely like the squares and agree I'd try a little larger and consistent color. Aren't design walls terrific for trying out different ideas with "no harm, no foul"???

Frog Quilter said...

Definitely with!

Barbara Anne said...

With!! Love the happy look of those little squares on point!

Hugs!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the little spot of color - NO to snowballs.

LizA. said...

yup, definitely with, but I think I have to agree -- a skosh bit bigger....

LoieJ said...

Yes it needs something. The squares are good, but probably too small after sewing. OR it could be a good spot for some contrasting color quilting.

Millie said...

With. Definitely WITH! That's a lot of empty space.

Tanya said...

With squares!!!!!

Nann said...

"Mitt or mittout?" is the question on the sign at Bobby Nelson's cheese and sausage shop just off I-94 -- meaning garlic or not in the summer sausage.

That said -- I like the squares. (I did something similar with a quilt last summer.)