Friday, November 09, 2007

I've created a monster


I am trying to figure out how to put my spectrum quilt together.
(Click on each image to see the details.)
If I did it as planned, I have enough to make a king size plus. So that idea is out.
King size quilts are my limit.

I folded each strip in half, so some white shows through between the strips.
Getting closer.

And if you look at this version, without the extreme darks, I like it even more.
I just don't know what to do with it.
I have created a monster. No doubt about it.
The thought of cutting it the long way and making a ton of patchwork products crossed my mind. But then again, I am not ready to give up on this crazy quilt.

I welcome your suggestions, if you would be so kind.

31 comments:

Mama Urchin said...

I really love how it looks in that last photo.

Linda said...

I think your last version is great, seems softer with the darkest of the darks out of the picture. Are you going to sash it or just stitch each segment together?

Anina said...

I like the last photo without the really dark pieces but with some white showing. You can always make pillow shams with leftover scraps.

Louise said...

I actually really like the second photo, especially with the staggering of the rows. I think the darker part really adds some depth to the quilt.

Sarah and Jack said...

I like version 3 the best also.

Andrea R said...

I think you should make two: one light, one dark. :)

Em said...

I like the first picture, the king size - if you don't want to make it so big you could cut off some and make an accent pillow out of what's extra! I think it's beautiful either way - I love the gradations of color - really really pretty! Em

Alisa said...

I really like what you've done in the last photo. But you would have extras too, to make some fun patchwork projects (you would only be using half of the strip?)

lera said...

I especially like the last photo.

Holly said...

I agree with Andrea: two quilts, one light, one dark.

Quilt Nut said...

love it! i like it better without the darks too.

Robyn said...

I'm liking the last photo.

HobbyMommy said...

I like the last photo! Great work as usual! Happy weekend!

Roxanne said...

I agree with Andrea, make it into two quilts, one light, one dark! It looks great though!!

Karyn said...

I have no suggestions, just an observation....whatever you end up doing, it's going to be amazing!

Katherine said...

Adding my vote for the last photo. Each version has its own appeal, but the last seems to resonate more fully without the dark strips.

Anonymous said...

I agree with making it into two quilts. I like the last one best too.

Allison

Linda said...

I have an idea, but it is too long to post here. Email me and I'll explain. I love this quilt idea so far. I could never do it with my stash, though. I don't have enough variety to make things interesting.

Jessica said...

You could make a reversible/pieced back quilt if you want to use all of the strips in a single quilt.

The third version is lovely.

de vliegende koe said...

The last option looks wonderful, more balanced!

heatherandrienne said...

I don't have a suggestion but I will say that I like the last picture also. But I love the fact that you have all these ideas and do them. You amaze me!! It's so fun to come to you sight and see what you have going on. You inspire me!! I love your style and all that comes with it. No matter what you do it's going to look great-you have that knack!!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

I think the last one is softer. Maybe you should just make 2!

monica said...

I too prefer in the softer version... or you could have a softer version on one side and a darker version on the other...

or a 'warm' versions for autumn/winter and a spring/summer fresher version.

Does that make sense?

(nothing wrong with it now though... it's fantastic.)

Kate said...

Hi, I've frequented your blog many many times...just love you're quilting creativity. My suggestion is that you go with the third picture. But I would mix up the strips a bit. It seems like (and you've mentioned in earlier posts) that you have lots of pink/redish tones. I would bring the green and purple strips "into" the quilt a little more and then pushthe redish ones out a bit. I think this might help out with the color layout. What a fun project. I've loved watching it unfold!
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Kari said...

What about making it into a chromatic spiral? Kind of spiraling around itself like a greek key would with right angles. Just an idea!

erin said...

version 3, in my opinion.

hooray on the house offer. i did a little jump for you too. :)

Amy Jo said...

I like the one with the dark colors in it! I'm sure it will look beautiful either way!

Chara Michele said...

It looks wonderful!

I think the 3rd version is my favorite too, although they all look great...

Lissa Jane said...

http://ballaaratquilters.com.au/photos.htm
scroll down to 'coins a plenty'.. it has red sashing and it adds something to it.. I have seen this quilt made with many colours of sashing but I prefer softer colours as well..

PS I think I might have to sign up for your block of the week challenge too.. too tempting!

Suzan said...

I am going to agree with the comment suggesting a light and dark side (reversable) quilt. I like the lighter colors by themselves and think darks together would be great. I also like the strips with the neutral between the strip sets.

scrapbooker47 said...

I also love the last picture. But I have to say, you are really something. You are a great example to us all. Thanks