Monday, May 9, 2016

Chatelaine- Free BOW Sampler Quilt On Point Layouts

I've already shared my horizontal layout ideas for our Chatelaine quilts and today I'm looking at setting the blocks on point. This would be my preferred method, and the option I will probably use for my quilt, but there is one teeny downside. The final size of a quilt centre set on point, always finishes at an odd size, so when you are adding borders, you have to be open to fudging the borders just a little, to make them fit (and that's not as big of an issue as it sounds)
If that's OK with you, then lets look at some on point layouts. For each of these layouts, you will require 83 of the 6 1/2" (unfinished) sampler blocks and the quilt centre will finish at just a little over 59" x 79", which will we stretch a little to finish at 59 1/2" x 79 1/2". Let's begin with some of the more "classic" options:
Option 1A                                                                Option 1B
Option 1A has some lovely coloured cornerstones between the blocks and the blocks appear "floated". In Option 1B, the centre feels "cosy" with the addition of coloured setting triangles. It is just a personal preference and it does depend on what you may decide to use for borders (more on those in another post).
Option 2A                                                                   Option 2B
In Option 2A, I have reversed the sashing and cornerstone colours and this really defines each of the sampler blocks. For Option 2B, I have used a secondary colour for the setting triangles which frames all the blocks beautifully. This option would look great if you are planning on using that secondary colour as your first border; the quilt centre would flow perfectly into the borders.
Option 3A                                                             Option 3B
For Option 3A, I have omitted the outer coloured sashing triangles, so the blocks blend nicely into the large setting triangles and there are no harsh edges to the quilt centre. I have done the same in Option 3B, except in reverse but this option really defines where the blocks end.
Now lets have a look at some fun, less traditional ways to set an on point layout:
Option 4A                                                        Option 4B
Both of these options have long diagonal sashing strips dividing the blocks. Option 4B includes the outer coloured sashing rectangles, which gives the quilt centre a lovely frame. If your looking for something a little different, either of these options could be fun.
Option 5A                                                                Option 5B
In Option 5A, I've kept all of the centre sashings white and added coloured outer sashings and setting triangles. In Option 5B, I have added some coloured cornerstones and kept the setting triangles white, Both of these options really frame the quilts centre and both are quite dramatic.
Option 6A                                                            Option 6B
In both of these options, I have included frames around some of the blocks, so you can focus on the blocks in smaller sections. Your eye is drawn to the framed sections and its a great way to showcase some of your favorite ones, if you can actually choose a favorite :)
So there's another twelve ideas for layout options for your Chatelaine Quilt.
Please feel free to use any of the layout options I've shared, or combine a few options and come up with something that you really love.
Again, I have compiled a file, including tips, diagrams and cutting instructions for all of the options in this post and you can download and print the entire file HERE.
If you missed the horizontal layouts, you can download the file, HERE.
I have a few more blocks to share with you and I have also compiled a file with some bonus blocks. You can use these blocks in place of any of the blocks I have shared or keep them for reference for future projects. And then we will look at border options.
Until then......happy sewing :)


desertskyquilts said...

Thanks, Rose! I really like the last one on the right. Setting them in groups seems just right. It was kind of you to take the time to make the .pdf file, too.

Bilko Parker said...

Thank you Rose for all the hard work, love them on point. Guida

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