Thursday, January 15, 2009

Crazy Quilt Of My Dreans, Suggestions Needed

Hello everyone, I accidentally deleted the previous post like this one with all the lovely suggestions/comments attached to it. I feel very bad about this. After trying all day to retrieve the previous message, I decided to resend a similar one.

The above photo is a look at my Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams In Progress. I now have all the 6 triangles completed and I am now trying to decide what fabrics to use for the elongated pieces that go between all the triangles.

I have photos of three different colorways of fabrics I am thinking of using.
(1) Light Pinks
(2) Dark Pinks
(3) Burgundy fabrics.
The next foundation pieces that will go around the elongated pieces will all be in the same colors of creams, whites and pale pinks like the center. So the elongated section will essentially high light the star points.
Overall, it seemed that the darker pinks colorways seemed to be the colors most preferred by the ladies who took the time to give me their valued opinions. All were greatly appreciated.

I think I will piece together a elongate block with the dark pinks and see how it looks. More later. Happy Stitching

17 comments:

Lyn, Melbourne, Australia said...

Hello Judy, I like the dark pinks they add a depth to the flowers and are warm. hugs Lyn in Melbourne

gocrazywithme said...

Hi again Judy,
I am going to have to go with the concensus and say the darker pinks too. The lighter pinks are a close second, though. Could you use all shades of pink? This is a really beautiful project already. Very rich and warm!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Rose Anne B said, Judy I commiserate with youon this as I ALWAYS have the same problem and here is what I do. Basically I ipen up the fabric and pin it to the display board and then pin the blocks ontop as they go. Then I have more blocks I do the smae with other backgrouds fabrics. I let it "stew" for a while and usually a decision "pops".

Now as for my opinion, I 'm for some reason drawn to a combination of the burgandy and dark pinks, Why I don't know just my coice. Good Luck!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Miss 376 said... A difficult choice to make and I think I am about to make it worst. I prefer then medium pink, I am sure whatever you choose, it will look fantastic.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Anonymous said... None of these choices would look bad, I think it depends on whether you want to have the star stand out, or blend.

The darker background would really frame the star . The others would blend a bit more. Maybe the medium fabrics for the triangles and a dark binding. It will be beautiful with any choice. Marci

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Wendy said...
If this were mine I would use the darker colorway in order to make it stand out. Whick ever color way you choose will look nice. You should put it on your design wall for a few days with each color way so you can look and then decide. Hope this helps. It is going to be very pretty when you finish.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Simona said... I am for the darker pink I think that the other two are one toolight and the other too dark. Hope this helps.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Kim In Fargo, ND. said...
I think the light pink washes out the composition leaving it without a focal point. The burgundy colorway really makes the roses and central heart photo pop. But I leave out the cream/burgundy figural. The high contrast would introduce another geometric shape in an area you don't want one. The dark pink grouping would be my second choice.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Cathy said...

Well, here goes my opiion... I'd stay away from the darker burgundies because you end up with very light/dark quilt that will not only spotlight the star, but BLARE out any time piecing missnakes. LOL You two sets of pink fabrics aren't different (visual weight) but I'd say shoot for a medium pink range to contrast yet be harmonious with the central star and keep it flowing (rather than chopping it up). Hugs Cathy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Heather said...

Hi Judy,

Send you my comments by e-mail along with a little computer mock up- hope it helps.

Hugs Heather

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Lisa said...

This is going to be so lovely! The colors in the star are wonderful and I love the heart in the center!

As for the background, I think the burgundy contrasts to starkly with the rest of it and will steal the focal point. Either of the pinks would be good, though I'd stay away from too much pattern, It seems that sometimes that was almost patternless would help the star to shine moreand pull it forward.

Can't wait to see how this progresses!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

LouAnne said...

Since your medium pink fabrics read more like a solids, I think I would choose those. However, if you could come up with darker pink fabrics that read as a solid, that might be preferable. Either pink will draw the pink in your center star very well. This is going to be a lovely piece.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Ati said...

Judy just my opinion for what it is worth. I would choose the darker pink to set the star off. The burgundy looks to dark and will give the rest of the work a pale look. I love your design.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Helen Suzanne said...

Hi Judy My two pennies worth is...
I like the mid pinks- just enough depth of colour to make the star stand out without drawing attention away from it. With the burgundy I'd be too aware of it and the pale pink wouldn't be enough contrast.

ps. glad you decided to stick around in Tricia's group.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Everyone,

Again I am sooo sorry, I accidently deleted all your wonderful help comments when I hit the wrong button to make a change in the message. I tried with no luck to find the message and the comments.

But fortunately I had printed them all out so I could closely read them all again in the evening. I am so glad I did!!!

So I typed all the comments back in and even though your blogs will not show up they are still there to view.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to give me your opinions on what colorways you think would be best for my first CQ. ALL your opinions are valued and greatly appreciated.

Overall, it seems that the darker pinks fabrics seemed to be the colors most thought would work the best. After reading all your reason for your opinions, I also agree and will make up a block using these darker pink fabric colors and see what they looks like.

Again you all made this next step for me much easier.

Hugs Judy

cq4fun said...

I like the light around the star. If you *want* to separate the star from the rest, maybe the darker pinks. You'd really, I think, have to look at the burgundy in there with the lighter on the outside to decide if you wanted that much contrast. If you had a final darker part at the very outside, for instance your part outside the part you show, shaded from light pink through dark pink to burgundy again, and it were bound with the dark, it could be very stunning.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Susan, thanks you for taking the time to give me you opinion. The light pink through dark pin to burgundy sound like something I will test and see what it looks like. Hugs Judy

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