I've been so busy with work lately that I just haven't made any time for some quilting projects. But I finally finished up a couple of big projects for work this afternoon. I closed my laptop about 3:00 PM and headed for my sewing room. It was nice and peaceful - just me and the cat. And the cat didn't stay long for a change.
I mentioned a few days ago that I bought an X-block ruler on a shop hop the first week of June. It uses a basic 9-patch and turns it into a slanted 9-patch. You have 3 choices of angles - line up the lines of the ruler with the seams - and trim. You can even save the pieces you cut off to use for a border or something else. Depending on how you cut the blocks, you can arrange them in different patterns. So I cut 3 blocks from the front, and then cut 2 more from the back. That gives me blocks that tilt in 2 different directions. Now I have to decide on a layout for them.
So my dilema is this - - - which pattern looks the best? Here is a layout that ends up with a diamond.
Or should I cut the blocks all the same direction and lay them out like this?
Any advice is welcome - including options I haven't thought of yet. Thanks!