Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Decisions, decisions

As I have been working with the fabric for the Goodnight Irene Sew Along, I am debating whether to change the fabrics that make up the points.


Here are some of the blocks on my design wall.

I cut a few solid points to see if the effect would tone down the fabric.


Nothing is sewn together yet, but I'm not sure if in the long run, how the pattern will end up looking.

Hummmm, such decisions..........

22 comments:

Pokey said...

You know how it goes, keep playin' with it until it makes you smile! I like it with the patchwork pieces, but My stuff usually goes scrappy ~
:-}pokey

gailss said...

Hummmm, like it both ways and makes it look different too. Guess you will have to play and see where you go with it.

Margie said...

I like the scrappy but then anything with scraps gets my attention! I have also been working on my Irene quilt!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The madness and the JOY of choosing colors!! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Kindred Quilts said...

It's a tough call... I prefer the scrappy look... but that's me!

ferne said...

I like the pattern that the scrappy looks makes the blue just makes it look like X's and squares.

Mad about Craft said...

Scrappy for me!

Tanyia said...

I think the scrappy is great and imo its not too much with the bold white Xs.

karen said...

I agree with Ferne. The blue changes the look to Xs and 16 patches. I like the scrappy one better where the points feel like a continuation of the 16 patches.

Sue Daurio said...

I love the pattern and either way is going to be awesome. I actually think the all scraps is a bit toned down. When you throw in the solids there is a lot of contrast between scrappy and not scrappy which at least for me, commands my attention and straightens up my back a little :) Beautiful if that's the impact you want to meke. The other one just lets my eye wonder around all those X's. I'm going to have to try this pattern., just great.

imquilternity said...

I think I prefer the "scrappy" version too, but it is fun to play around isn't it? I'm at the point where I'm re-thinking my whole quilt. :)

Terry said...

I love the scrappy blocks all laid out like that! And I personally don't like the blue points. I think it detracts from the pattern. But that's just my opinion! :0)

Jamie/Maryland Quilter said...

I love your quilt! Definitely keep the scrappy one, not the blue. Don't overthink it, that's the mistake I make all the time :)

Jean Belle said...

I made a similar mystery quilt a while back, went scrappy and used a solid blue for the first border. If you want to take a peek... http://quiltawhile.blogspot.com/2012/06/this-weeks-goal-quilt-mq6.html

Connie said...

I like the scrappy version! I have one of those on my design wall too :) Thanks for sharing.
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Angie Burrett said...

Personally I would go Scrappy - but we all like different "looks"! That is the fun of patchwork. Go with what you think looks best ....!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have not started mine because I have not decided on colors. Seeing your possibilities, I like the scrappy look best. Good luck!

Gayle Bong said...

I'm right up there with everyone else.I don't think it looks too busy I just love that I'm not the only one that agonizes over such decisions. And isn't it great that we can bounce ideas off others and get feedback. I like best what Pokey said - to keep playing with it till it makes you smile. Yep. That's what I'd do.

OhioLori said...

Loooove it with the scrappy look best....Gorgeous!!! I agree Enjoy the making, and don't Overthink it!! (ask me how I know....arrrrrgh! lol)

Valerie Reynolds said...

I was going to say stay with the scrappy too...also stopping by from COnfessions of a Fabric...to meet another none FB. (We use to get so much pressure too!) I'm a GFC follower but added ya to my blogroll. Stop by: myplvl.blogspot.com

LA Paylor said...

at first I liked scrappy but then I think the blue gives it order. The problem is you don't have a big enough area of blue done to really see the graphic effect. This is where the computer design eq types have the advantage.
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Tea norman said...

The colors are beautiful.