I now have most of my blocks from the 12 Squared Bee. I’m not sure how I’m going to put them together…

With sashing?


No sashing?


“Reassembled” blocks?


Some of both?


Or I might go in a completely different direction all together! We’ll see!

In other news, we just found out that we’re moving. To the house directly next door to my sister.Β  Needless to say, that’s great! The house is slightly bigger than where we are now (we’re talking moving from 700 square feet to 850? Maybe?) and I’ll have a dedicated sewing space so we’re really excited. It’s gonna make the blogging mellow for a bit but you’ll all be here when I get back, right??Β  We’ve been in our place for almost seven years so there’s loads of packing that has to happen that will cut into the sewing time! I can’t wait for a fresh start with a new place though. It’s a cute little old house (old for California – build in 1927) that we’re excited to make our own!

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  • Katie

    June 23, 2010 at 11:00 am | Reply

    Reassembled blocks with sashing. Oh wait that wasn’t an option… still my vote though!

  • Ruth

    June 23, 2010 at 11:13 am | Reply

    You could also do some stairstep action – maybe with sashing between to give a less traditional look.

  • Joan

    June 23, 2010 at 11:19 am | Reply

    #3 Reassembled with sashing.

  • NorahS

    June 23, 2010 at 11:20 am | Reply

    I was going to say what Katie said: Reassembled blocks with sashing. They are lovely!

  • ~Michelle~

    June 23, 2010 at 11:22 am | Reply

    I like the 4th picture!

  • Jen

    June 23, 2010 at 11:44 am | Reply

    I like them all, but #3 has to be my favorite, the reassembled blocks. While I like them all, I think #1 is my least favorite if I had to choose.

  • Briana

    June 23, 2010 at 11:46 am | Reply

    I love those blocks!! I would go for the “no sashing” option.

  • contented caroline

    June 23, 2010 at 11:47 am | Reply

    I’m loving the last picture – looks pretty funky.

  • Laurel H.

    June 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Reply

    O my gosh; you–as in more than one of you–live and quilt in a 700 sq ft space? You are my hero. (O, and the blocks are fabulous either way!)

  • Lori

    June 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Reply

    Pic #1!!!

    Wow, a move *up* to 850sq ft???? Boy am I spoiled, I don’t know how you Californians do it!
    Have fun with finally having your own space!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    June 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Reply

    How about no sahsing with one block turned a different way, just for fun?
    Good luck with the move.

  • Audrie

    June 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Reply

    Oh goodness, they’re all pretty amazing. I think #3 and #4 are my faves… maybe #4 a little more?

    Congrats on finding a house right next to your sister’s! I’d love it if my sisters and I could all live in a row.. of course my husband would probably wish himself deaf lol

  • Krissy

    June 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Reply

    My vote would be for the “some of both”! I love that it looks both chaotic and organized. The fabrics you picked are simply lovely together!

    And good luck with the move! I cannot think of anything better than living right next to my little sister- too bad we are in different countries at the moment!


  • Kelly

    June 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Reply

    i’m gonna be the odd one out and say i like 2 the best. but they’re all great…can’t really go wrong. πŸ™‚

  • Allison

    June 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Reply

    I vote no sashing with a big fat solid border on it. πŸ™‚ But I love them all.

  • amanda

    June 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Reply

    I’m loving option #2!

  • Rebekah

    June 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Reply

    ooh, definitely choice #2…no sashing

  • Bonnie

    June 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Reply

    I’d like the last option (a little of both) with sashing but no matter what you do it will be great!

  • Colleen

    June 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Reply

    We have 3 grown kids in CA so I know how expensive housing is. DH and I have moved so many times I can’t even count them all so I understand about packing….and I’ll be here when you get back πŸ™‚ Good luck πŸ™‚

    I can’t decide on a layout…I like them all!

  • Krista - Poppyprint

    June 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Reply

    Congratulations on your new place! To be next door to your sister, now that would be something. My sister and i are at opposite ends of Canada, in Vancouver and Charlottetown! I like reassembled blocks with sashing, myself.

  • Amy Sp

    June 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Reply

    I think it needs some sort of sashing. I like the third layout best, and the first is my second favorite.

  • Amber

    June 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Reply

    love the last option – and yeah for the move! How fun…and we’ll be right here when you get back!

  • traceyjay

    June 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Reply

    I like the “some of both.” Good luck with the move!

  • nichole

    June 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Reply

    i really like the “some of both” with “reassembled blocks” in a close second. good luck moving! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa P

    June 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Reply

    I’m with Katie. I love the reassembled blocks with sashing. Good luck on the move.

  • Kris

    June 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Reply

    I love the last arrangement of the reassembled blocks with sashing, but really you can’t go wrong! A lot of great ideas!

  • Molly

    June 23, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Reply

    Sorry I’m no help at all …. I love them all!

  • Debbie - Esch House Quilts

    June 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Reply

    “Some of both” is my favorite. Good luck with the move!

  • Lucia

    June 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Reply

    I love the last iteration. A little order amungst a bunch of chaos.

    Good luck with the move!

  • lindse

    June 23, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Reply

    i say reassembled!!

  • Andrea

    June 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Reply

    #1 is my favourite!

  • Marit

    June 24, 2010 at 1:21 am | Reply

    How about putting the #1 option into vertical columns? (Gees Bend style)
    Good luck with the move!
    ; )

  • Amy

    June 24, 2010 at 6:08 am | Reply

    On Point! I can see “V’s”

  • Summer

    June 24, 2010 at 8:07 am | Reply

    My vote is to go with the 3rd and 4th pictures… AWESOME!! The movement in the quilt keeps the eye interested way longer than the 1st too! πŸ™‚ They look great! Made me want to do a quilt like that!! πŸ™‚ Good luck with figuring it out!! πŸ™‚

  • Summer

    June 24, 2010 at 8:08 am | Reply

    oops! “1st too!”…. I meant: 1st two! πŸ˜‰

  • Cara

    June 24, 2010 at 11:34 am | Reply

    I like the reassembled blocks, but I LOVE the last one.

  • Melissa R.

    June 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Reply

    Congrats on the new place! Dedicated sewing space is VERY exciting.
    I like all the layouts, but my favorite is #1…not the most popular choice, but I like the pattern it makes.

  • Live a Colorful Life

    June 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Reply

    Reassembled with sashing. Congrats on the “bigger” space. Every little bit counts, right?

  • Valerie

    June 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Reply

    I love the reassembled look, with or without sashing. I hope you get the rest of your blocks soon!
    Congrats on your new place, a dedicated sewing space is awesome!

  • Suz

    June 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Reply

    I like options #1 and #3, but I am an old fashioned gal who likes ‘sashing’. Beautiful work!

  • Brittney Pederson

    July 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Reply

    I say, no sashing!

  • Carrie

    July 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Reply

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, love the quilt, I’m totally inspiried, I want to quilt!

  • Kristin

    September 4, 2010 at 7:00 am | Reply

    I like #3- the “reassembled” one!

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