Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


  1. I like the patterning, but the solid seeming fabrics are not doing it for me.

  2. I agree with Kucki68 - the solid fabrics look kind of dead next to that vibrant turquoise. I'd go for a brighter red with some pattern to it. I think the problem, for me, is that the red and the gold are greyed colors and the turq is a clear color. But maybe that's just me.

    Love your luscious green grass - summer! Maybe put a bright green - like your grass - where the red squares are!

  3. like the way it is looking but I would use a different red
    this is too overpowering of a red in MHO...
    maybe its better in person?
    Love the turq and want that to shine thru , think you need to try a few other fabrics.
    what a great color excercise!

  4. I agree - you need a different red. I think it's too dark.

  5. I think that those bright cross/flower red blocks overpower the others...and the others are what inspired the quilt! It would be a shame to lose them!

  6. I see your 4-patch piece is talking to you. I too have something on my design wall talking to me. The conversation isn't finished but it sure is interesting. Happy quilting!

  7. Hmmm. And I was going to say I love it. Really I do.

  8. Love the pictures, thank you for posting them.

    When I saw the layout of your quilt, it spoke to me right away and I found myself nodding that I liked it. You had other layouts posted earlier and I didn't "feel" the crosses. I "feel" them in this layout.

    Then I read the comments and found myself agreeing with them, too. Talk about conflict and self doubt!! :)

    I love the fact that the crosses now stand out, but perhaps the red isn't the right red.

    A personal decision, for sure. Maybe preview a few other reds?


  9. It may be Wordless Wednesday for you, but I see your readers have plenty of words to make up for the lack! ;-)

    The first photo immediately brought to mind my great great grandmother, who worked as a seamstress in Victorian England. She sewed all the little tucks and pleats and embellishments -- not to mention all the standard seams -- completely by hand. She died long before I was born, but I have always pictured her sitting in the dark with a tiny glow of light right on her stitching. Funny that a sewing machine triggered that "memory."

  10. One more opinion for the pile...I like high contrast so the boldness of the red crosses really appeals to me. Reminds me of southern quilts that unexpectedly have some strong solids surrounding dainty fabrics.

  11. Yes, I too am going to jump on the bandwagon..I think it would 'pop' more with a brighter red. Im also insanely jealous of the fabulous weather you are getting up there - It has been absolutely dreary here for the past few days..

  12. I'm glad I'm not the only one who burns the midnight oil at the machine :o) what better on a cool summer night! Grass looks great, lovely shady and cool to those pinkies! Glad you are still conversing with your quilt :o) Its coming, can't wait to see what you settle on.

  13. Nice final decision. Looks great.


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