Thursday, February 2, 2012

Round Robin needs a lift to fly!

    The Quilters' Connection is sponsoring about 5 different Round Robin groups. Each person makes a center medallion and passes to another person who adds corners to the medallion. The third round (this one) is squares and rectangles. The next round will be triangles, alas! The owner of the original medallion does not see her quilt until it is finished on reveal day. I don't relate to purples and pinks and the owner of this medallion hates red. Also, she prefers traditional to art quilts, so we are not on the same wave length. However, I know we will both get a "kick" out of what is returned to us at the end.


     One learns when out of one's comfort zone (especially a quilter like me who has belonged to the guild only a year and a half) . I am posting this to keep a record, seek advice. I probably need to add some leaves and stems along the side or appliques on the corners, but I need for the muse to visit or you to make a suggestion. I am going on to another quilt due, having the basics of this obligation mostly out of the way. Pardon the askew photo. The piece is getting so big I needed to fly over it to photograph and almost fell :*).

11 comments:

  1. Linda, I actually think those different-sized rectangles are quite unique! I've never seen anything quite like those in a quilt before; and that's a good thing. AND, to my eyes, they pep and perk up this quilt. Refreshing! The yellow squares, now, yes, they might need a bit of something. Perhaps some tiny appliqued butterflies that would echo the butterflies embroidered in the center medallion? Just how large is the quilt now????

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    1. The quilt is about a yard square. I came to the same conclusion about an applique in the corners, but the squares may be two small to handle the creatures...maybe something to echo the spokes in the center.

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  2. I think this quilt square is lovely. I don't think it needs anything else. It will be interesting to see what suggestions you get from the 'professionals.'

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  3. Linda, I think needs needs more dark value. How about adding dark green leaves and stems (appliqued)? DJD

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    1. Oh that is so helpful. I knew it was dull, but could not think what was wrong except that one should never have plain fabrics! Thanks

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    2. On second look, maybe that would be too confusing over all that you have added. How about trying a dark green in the corners and see how that looks. Just pin pieces over what you have already done to see if that helps.DJD

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  4. I love what you've done. It provides a nice rest after the busy patterns of first two rounds. The double row of two sizes of rectangles make it interesting, and the colors are perfect. :-) N.

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    1. Well, I also thought it restful, but thought it might put someone to sleep :*) Thankx

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  5. Linda, I like the border as is. Butterflies could be quilted in later if it needs more. I like the rest that the solids allow. Elana

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    1. Thanx, Elana...."later, if it needs more!"

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  6. I like this, Linda. I think it's "SWEET." ss

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