3 things to consider when arranging quilt blocks by Jackie White April 7, 2016 written by Jackie White April 7, 2016 735 This is such a fun post! The six stained glass quilt blocks are done and ready to be arranged into a wall hanging. Auditioning to find the best color of thread is also going to happen too! Lay out your six quilt blocks on a design wall if you have one, or on a table or floor. Somewhere that you can stand back and take a look. Rearrange to find a look that you find works for you. Sometimes even taking pictures of the blocks helps you find an arrangement that you like best. Arranging blocks to find a pleasing look for your stained glass wall hanging Try arranging them vertically in a row. This would make a great stained glass wall hanging for a long and narrow wall or perfect for a bed runner or dresser. Stained glass quilt blocks arranged all in a row. Instead of alternating colors of the stained glass blocks, try lining them up in two rows. Stained glass quilt blocks lined up in two rows by color Once you found an arrangement of blocks you like, it’s time to decide on thread! This is fun as it let’s you enhance your wall hanging. For example, if you chose a white thread, it would really stand out on the purple fabric. While a purple thread would blend into the shades of Northcott’s Stonehenge Gradation Brights in Amethyst but pop on the white fabric. There’s no reason you can’t do a few different color choices. Keep in mind we’ll be talking about quilting the stained glass wall hanging next and that can have an impact on your thread choices too. For this quilt, I went with a dark purple thread and a light grey thread in the bobbin. Choosing threads to quilt the stained glass wall hanging Our stained glass blocks are complete, a block arrangement and thread we like have been decided on, now we’re ready to quilt! Check back to see how we quilt it! This is part 4 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 3: 2 stained glass quilt blocks with a twist Print this page or save as a PDF free motion quiltingnorthcottnorthcott s stonehenge gradation brightsquiltquilt blocksstained glassthread FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jackie White I am a quilter who loves quilting outside the box especially when it comes to 3D and embellishments. My work has been published in books and magazines and I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters’ Association. When I am not in my studio, I am working as a Social Media Manager. previous post 2 stained glass quilt blocks with a twist next post Quilting the modern stained glass wall hanging YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric... Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a... QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! 5 tips to create the best ever quilt... The secret to modern quilting using the straight... How a short stitch, in quilting, can save... How to choose a quilt design for fabric... Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn... Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall... 5 comments Kathy E. April 12, 2016 - 10:18 pm It’s helpful to me to have someone else look at the block arrangement too. Often, that extra set of eyes may see something I missed, or they can other ideas. Leaving “the scene” and returning a while later with fresh eyes is good too! Reply Carla A. Canonico April 13, 2016 - 2:33 pm Oh good one Kathy! You’re so right, letting it rest and coming back to it is a great idea! Thank you for sharing. Reply Gaetane Ouellet April 12, 2016 - 2:33 pm Very interesting, i love this block! Reply Pam April 9, 2016 - 10:07 pm Thanks for the tip on taking a photo while auditioning blocks. I tried it and it really is revealing! Reply Carol Fraley April 8, 2016 - 11:12 am Interesting Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.