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Friday, March 29, 2013

Please Don't Say Tulip!

For our upcoming quilt show, the Material Girls Quilt Guild is working on a special project. We are making at least one quilt from each year of about 20 years or so of the Great American Quilt Book. This week I've been working on the one I said I would make. Need to have it done by the show, on June 28th and 29th.

I'm remembering why I stopped making large traditional quilts.
  1. My house is tiny, quilts are not and,
  2. I can't stand to do the same thing over and over again!
I have been cutting out hundreds of tulips this week. Now I'm trying to decide on sashing. The original has blocks and sashing of solid white. This style has come around again, with the Modern Quilt Guild Movement, but it's just not happening here. My block backgrounds are white with black lines. I got a pale blue fabric, intending to use it the wrong way around for sashings, to make it even lighter. Now I'm thinking I want to use the brighter, right side. Take a look. (Sorry for the bad pics, see item number 1 above.).

Here the options are together.

 
This is the brighter side.
 

And the lighter side.

 
Jensen thinks this is too much tulip, since he's not allowed to nibble. He's been napping at my feet as I cut out pieces all week.
 

So what do you think, lighter, or brighter?

7 comments:

speedyrabbit said...

Brighter most definitely Karen,Jensen is looking adorable napping away,xx Rachel.Just given Speedy a big cuddle while watching tv

brandi said...

brighter brighter! OMG, Karen, my new baby girl looks like Jensen! See pics on my blog...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Tulip Festival is here all April - talk about tulips, tulips, tulips!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like them both, the tulips are beautiful! Jensen looks adorable!

almtsbb said...

Brighter. I think the quilt needs the extra texture of the bright side of the fabric.

Mr. Mick and Jade said...

I like the brighter myself. Mick says he's with Jensen, it's nap time.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

At first I thought lighter, then brighter, then lighter, but now I think brighter for sure. :)

Kisses to that boy! Looooooove him!