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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Monochromatic challenge - January Yellow - Sunlit Valentine

Well I have made some progress on one of my original ideas. The result is a a quilt I am calling Sunlit Valentine. In this quilt I have probably stretched away from the monochromatic theme a bit toooooooooo far. But the background is dominantly yellow even though the Victorian valentines which are appliqued are multicoloured.

I am really interested how others respond to this quilt. The responses so far have varied from "its exquisite" to "my husband would not allow that on our bed" to "bit plain, boring". Seriously though I am thinking of cutting back the large border to make it a single bed quilt rather than a queen........ WHAT DO YOU THINK????????




9 comments:

  1. The border is overwhelming the center of the quilt. It looks as if it would be a beautiful wall hanging if the outer border was removed.

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  2. I would perfer a smaller top and use the extra border in another project. I tend to like quilts that can travel and be used in other areas besides the bedroom. JMHO- cw

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  3. Keep some of the outer print but at a similar size to the yellow solid, or a couple of inches larger, like a frame.

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  4. I agree that the wide border overwhelms the center...but that's when it's seen as a single hanging entity. On a bed, you'd have the center featured, with the floral border around the edges. If you think you wouldn't want to use it on a queen bed, you could take off the borders, use that fabric as a binding, and make it into a wall quilt or lap quilt. Lately I've been draping some of my larger "wall" quilts over the back of the sofas, where they can be seen and appreciated and are also handy for a quick nap!

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  5. My opinion, cut that border down, and add another one or two different borders to make it the size you want. It's just the one fabric is to too much.

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  6. You lost the monochromatic concept when you added the white lace and colored valentines so we won't discuss that. I agree that the border is overwhelming. I think it would make a great couch throw if the border was cut down to maybe 6 1/2 inches or so.

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  7. Deborah,
    I'd add a solid color border by cutting the existing border and adding a 1.5 or 2 inch strip border and then the border back on. Maybe pick up the non-yellow color in the border print. It's lovely and I hate to see you make it too small to be usable.

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  8. It looks like a light and fun spread as it is. Most of the border will be in the overhang on the bed. The eyelet border adds to the Valentine effect. If you want it to look more quilty, and less like a spread, indeed cut down your border by at least half. I'd quilt it as is, and leave it as a spread. My DGD's would love it!

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  9. I'd cut back the border - I like the center - with some 'heart-sy' quilting it could be wonderful!! You have the best ideas!!
    doni @ Oregon coast

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I really enjoy the encouragement I get from feedback. As I am part of the process pledge I love to know if I am giving useful information... looking forward to hearing from you