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« on: November 24, 2008 05:11:13 AM »

I just finally took a lesson on the huge quilting machine at my local quilting shop, so I'm going to be able to completely finish this quilt on my own. (You can see my adventures during the lesson here http://elementalcraft.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-first-quilting-lesson.html if you are interested)

So the quilt below is going to be my first done totally by me, and its going to be a gift for my new baby cousin (on the way!). Of course I want all my quilts to be perfect- but this one especially...

The problem I'm having is with the pink border around the "Apples & Pears" blocks... is it the right shade of pink? Darker maybe? Should I not have used a solid? Should I not have used pink? Or am I'm just so crosseyed from staring at it that I'm seeing problems that are not even there?

Any constructive criticism would be highly appreciated- thank you so much!!!!

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008 05:22:22 AM »

I adore it just the way it is.  I think the lighter pink border makes the other shades and prints "pop".  Your cousin will be thrilled!
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008 05:45:32 AM »

I love how it is now.
the brighter pink makes everything else look more bold and out there.
and the brighter pink makes all the rest of the pinks look prettier
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008 05:50:39 AM »

First off:  I LOVE your pink and green theme, and I think your baby cousin will love it. 

Second:  Don't hate me for this, but...  I don't like the solid.  HOWEVER...  I'm one who would never consider re-doing blocks after making it this far!  I have a "too late now" attitude (even if I don't like how a quilt is turning out).  That said, though, if you're willing to re-work the apple/pear blocks, I wonder what the border pieces would look like with the pink prints you used in the centers of the green blocks?

Hope you accept this as constructive and not rude!

Have fun on the long arm.  I'm taking a class in a couple of weeks and I can't wait!
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008 06:07:07 AM »

Don't hate me for this, but...  I don't like the solid.  HOWEVER...  I'm one who would never consider re-doing blocks after making it this far!  I have a "too late now" attitude (even if I don't like how a quilt is turning out).  That said, though, if you're willing to re-work the apple/pear blocks, I wonder what the border pieces would look like with the pink prints you used in the centers of the green blocks?

Hope you accept this as constructive and not rude!

I absolutely don't hate you for being honest! Its not like you were like "Wow- that quilt is FUGLY!" LOL. I appreciate the constructive criticism!
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008 06:08:49 AM »

I adore it just the way it is.  I think the lighter pink border makes the other shades and prints "pop".  Your cousin will be thrilled!

I love how it is now.
the brighter pink makes everything else look more bold and out there.
and the brighter pink makes all the rest of the pinks look prettier
=D

Thanks so much guys! I keep going back and forth between "it makes the other blocks pop!" and "the solid sticks out like a sore thumb"!

I'm only a perfectionist when it comes to crafting... everything else in my life is "meh, good enough." LOL
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008 06:44:52 AM »

I think that the pink is fine: you have so many wonderful prints that the solid color gives your eye a rest, and lets you appreciate all the nice textures of the other fabrics. Does that make sense? Also, I have noticed with my quilts, once they get sewn together, it all sort of pulls together and unifies. I think it looks great! The colors, fabrics and pattern are adorable!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008 06:52:07 AM »

I think it looks great just the way it is.  In my opinion, if you took the solid pink out and used a patterned one, it would make the quilt way too busy and it wouldn't look as good as it does now.
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008 06:55:25 AM »

I think it looks good.  and like it was said.  once it is quilted the look of a quilt changes... it will mesh more into itself ... if that makes sense to anyone but me.
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008 07:22:19 AM »

I think it looks great just the way it is.  In my opinion, if you took the solid pink out and used a patterned one, it would make the quilt way too busy and it wouldn't look as good as it does now.


I agree. It's great the way it is Smiley
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