Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LE Center

It took me most of my day off (maybe 9 hours) to prep and stitch down all these points.    I was going to do a darker blue, but I found lots of these teal scraps left over from the double wedding ring quilt that I could work in here.

In retrospect, I should have sewn the circle down first, but I thought it was going to be a little too big and thought it would be easier to stitch the circle ring smaller than it would be to resize or adjust the points to match.

Now I wish that I would have used the darker blues that I started with for the outside zig-zag border.  Oh well.

As I was stitching, I spent a lot of time thinking about this pattern.  Although I appreciate all the tiny little details, I like more white space in my quilts.  I'm going to skip the round flowers and even the 6 petaled ones that surround the star.  I'm really looking forward to the corner vases and I think they will stand out more without the extras.   To further annoy the purists, I also plan on making the  next several borders larger, spreading the designs out  for white space, and to make up for the fact that I'm not crazy about the bow/swag outer border.  Those corner designs that look like willows / amaranth / sad corn....will likely be replaced by dragonflies.   At least that's my plan as of today.

10 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

LOL "purists" we can all make the quilt how we want to - it is your quilt after all. Love the blue colors that you are using.

klara said...

Love your colours, and as said. Its your quilt! I will only make the middle part. For me it is to big to make the whole thing

Wendy said...

This quilt will be a stunner when you finish...and I like the changes as it makes it yours...

ginaquilts said...

I, too, am skipping some parts to give myself more white space. I lie quilts better than coverlets so I'll use the white space for some nice quilting.

Elaine said...

Love the teal! I too am taking considerable liberties with the pattern!

Plum Cox said...

Colours to dive into - they are really super! Love the ideas that you have for adjusting the pattern to suit you better too.

Bunny said...

I know that whatever you do on this quilt will be a gorgeous quilt. Love all your work.
Bunny

Shelley said...

Love the colors you are using. I totally agree with you about the "need" for more space in the center. Like you I plan to eliminate the little round flowers. And maybe the six petal flowers - they can be added later after the baskets if the quilt calls for them.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your colours so far and can't wait to see how you adapt the pattern!

Sydney Larson said...

Yeah, I had a brain fart and decided to join the group and download the pattern and then I saw the scale and the gaseous cloud cleared and have chosen not to start this project at this time. I do like to appliqué but I have two unfinished projects in the works already and really don't need to start this one now also. Do love the teal. Did I mention I also have a 3 year old and a 6 year old? Like I need more work to do!