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PortlandMaine
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Date: 7/19/13 6:20 PM



Between cutting and piecing - I think this is the most intensive quilt I have ever made.



I thought it was going to have more contrast. Like the above pic.



While I like the way the quilt looks - If the oranges would have been duller or the greens darker - the pattern would have sown up better. Im disappointed I lost much of the pattern.



I am super happy with my piecing and the way my new 15-91 is working. But, I put lots of time into cuttng and piecing to end up with a washed out water color.



But, its totally different than the original. I think I love it for what it is. Maybe after I hit it with an iron and quilt it I can make the pattern show up more. I think the border is going to be a saw tooth red and orange.

What do you think? Have you messed up the tone of a quilt before and lost the pattern but - been ok with the results anyhow?

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Date: 7/19/13 6:22 PM

i think the pattern gets lost, but i honestly think it really does look great anyway. also to note, i am not a big fan of orange, and i still like it!

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Date: 7/19/13 6:39 PM

From afar it looks like a very intensive crazy quilt. In the close up I can see more of its pattern and that its piecing is very well done. i think its a good job...and attractive...even if not how you intended the end result to appear.

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Date: 7/19/13 6:44 PM

While I know the pattern is still washed out and will never be very clear - the final pic was taken in direct 5pm sun.

The other pic with George was taken in the shade - I think the pattern is a LITTLE more apparent in those two pics.

I think this quilt will end up as a fabulous surprise quilt, the foundation is spectacular. It hides and contributes.

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Date: 7/19/13 7:01 PM

It is not OK.

It is fabulous! And to be enjoyed! A beauty to be appreciated!

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Date: 7/19/13 7:25 PM

I think it looks great! The closer pics are definitely easier to see the pattern.

The closest I have come to "not what I expected" was the Easy Street quilt. I THOUGHT that by changing the colors I'd like it better, but after weeks or work, realized NOPE. Still don't really like it. It is still not finished.

At least yours is just different than what you thought, and not an I don't like this quilt!

It really is a neat looking quilt, but I LOVE! orange so the colors are very appealing to me.

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Date: 7/19/13 8:23 PM

That is such a happy quilt. It would bring cheer to anyone.
I think the problem you have with losing patterns is you don't always have much contrast in any of your quilts. My problem is being afraid of color/contrast/pattersn.

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Date: 7/19/13 8:26 PM

I really like it. It's true that without the light and dark contrasts in there the same way, that more traditional quilt pattern does not pop out as much, as to what it is, as just not the contrasts and no real restful place for your eyes. But at the same time, I think that is partially what I really like about it too, in your color combos and fabric choices as it makes it more interesting. When looking at it from a distance photo wise, if I look at it different ways or squint a bit, I can actually have different pieces of it, have the effect of coming forwards or receding and I think that is actually what makes it kind of special along with your rather nice hot/warm almost Fiesta ware, or sort of south western flavor colors all in it there.

Yes, I agree when you make something, you often got a pre-concieved notion most times of what you think something is going to look like, and then sometimes the item just sort of takes on "a life of it's own" as you go along insteadbut, that is not always a bad thing at all either, sometimes it makes something even better. and maybe just exactly how it was supposed to turn out even. Maybe that actually happened with yours, if you can get past the thoughts of wanting it more traditional in the contrasts there?

If you want the color blocking to pop out those more traditional blocks, probably some way to do that, in just how you quilt it though, or you could really go with it, in the other direction, and maybe quilt it all spiral or swirly, and mix it up even more?

Don't really know as I'm not much of a quilter, but I do like it!

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Date: 7/19/13 8:34 PM

I like it - I see your point, but I love that quilt....:))))) the colors are great.

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Date: 7/19/13 9:27 PM

I love it.

I do not see the pattern of the original, but I just love the fresh colours.

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