Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 44

Thread: Christmas Swoon please give opinion

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    174

    Christmas Swoon please give opinion

    Name:  image.jpeg
Views: 2800
Size:  1.78 MBI am trying to get together a Christmas swoon quilt quickly. I am not a huge fan of red and green together. Do you think I can make it look holiday enough by just using red creams tan in the linen background that I am using? Or would you include some green? Honest opinions appreciated.

  2. #2
    Junior Member Altairss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    266
    I do like the colors you choose together but it does not quite read holiday well to me. do you by chance have a red that has a bit of green maybe in the way of leaves? Although you could also add a bit of a silver. I have some of the holiday flourish that has that touch of silver and it really gives off the holiday vibe. But truly do what makes you feel good.

  3. #3
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    38,015
    Blog Entries
    1
    it can be done without green, I can't see why not.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

  4. #4
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Posts
    12,426
    I like the colors you're using. I'm not sure it will have a Christmas feel all by itself, but it will look lovely with other holiday decorations. And it's a bonus that it's not a strictly holiday quilt.

  5. #5
    Super Member Doggramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Wis
    Posts
    4,005
    It's lovely the way it is, but if it were mine I'd add green, perhaps the pointy pieces in-between the red pieces.
    Lori

    *********

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    700
    I made one with a wintery theme, not necessarily "Christmas" the fabric collection had soft reds, a greyed tan (not yellowy), more of a "natural", and a soft blue-green. It was a beautiful collection, Kate and Birdie if you want to look it up to see the color combination.

  7. #7
    Super Member Jeanne S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Tulsa, Ok
    Posts
    8,591
    I like it as is. It will be a "winter" quilt, you can leave it out long after the holidays are over. And it will look "Christmasy" with the red around other decorations.
    I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Carolina
    Posts
    872
    Those are very interesting colors. I wouldn't have thought of it, but I like it. Do you think adding metallic gold would make it Christmas-y enough?

  9. #9
    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    26,789
    Pretty colors! It can be used for more than just Christmas time too.
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

  10. #10
    Super Member Girlfriend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    San Clemente, CA
    Posts
    1,183
    I would probably use green for sashing, but that's just me. I love red and green together....
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    44
    I don’t think a lack of green is a problem, but I don’t think the tan reads quite holiday. Maybe a gold or silver or perhaps a tan fabric with slight hints of green

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Beautiful BC
    Posts
    1,214
    Blog Entries
    1
    I love your block. It is beautiful and can be for Christmas or any other time of year.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

  13. #13
    Member Path50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    57
    If you don't like red and green together, don't use the green! Make something you love. This block is absolutely beautiful as it is! Christmas decorations with the Scandinavian look only use red and white. Your block reminded me of that.

  14. #14
    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    5,897
    I like it the way it is. It will very pretty!
    Suzanne
    Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Irishrose2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    544
    You asked, so -- I think you need more of a feature fabric for the square in the center. I've only made one Swoon block, but I used more fabrics than you have. Have you seen the Dutch Rose on the Double Nickel blog?
    http://doublenickelquilts.blogspot.c...ilt-block.html

    I really like that pattern and it will be pretty in a gentler way if you continue.

  16. #16
    Super Member quilting cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lake Stevens, WA
    Posts
    1,897
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I like the colors you're using. I'm not sure it will have a Christmas feel all by itself, but it will look lovely with other holiday decorations. And it's a bonus that it's not a strictly holiday quilt.
    Ditto from me! And if you do choose to add another fabric, I would favor gold metallic on red over silver.
    Retired math teacher --
    I CAN FIGURE IT OUT!

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    Posts
    872
    Sorry, I don't like it. It needs some green.

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    2,063
    Try some different greens, maybe a forest green, or one with a turquoise tint, or a soft light green. There are many greens to choose from and I think you need green if you want it to read Christmas.

  19. #19
    Super Member ranger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    3,613
    Blog Entries
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    I like it as is. It will be a "winter" quilt, you can leave it out long after the holidays are over. And it will look "Christmasy" with the red around other decorations.
    I agree. I'd go with it as it is. Lovely color combo!
    Last edited by ranger; 11-16-2015 at 03:56 AM.
    ranger
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Life...you muddle your way through it and then you die!

  20. #20
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Victorian Sweatshop
    Posts
    15,392
    Blog Entries
    2
    I like it like it is, too. Could you safety pin something green on it for Christmas and the rest of the time take it off and have it year round?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,957
    Personally, I think you're on th right track. I want to do a 'Christmas' quilt, but I don't want the bright reds and greens for sure. I'm going with burgundies, dark greens, and warm tans. I'm aiming for a winter's feel so i can use it until warms up in Wisconsin. So it should be good until the end of May 😏

  22. #22
    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    19,178
    Pretty block but the tan looks so dead. Sorry, could just be the photo.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Arlington, MN
    Posts
    1,549
    I think you should use what you like and I'm sure there will be green in your house (Christmas tree, etc) over the holidays to compliment it. I'm not a big fan of making a quilt that is strictly one holiday anyway - that's just me, it's your quilt. Go girl.

  24. #24
    Super Member luvstoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Yorkville, IL
    Posts
    4,603
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    I like it as is. It will be a "winter" quilt, you can leave it out long after the holidays are over. And it will look "Christmasy" with the red around other decorations.
    My thoughts exactly! Beautiful!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
    Yorkville, IL

  25. #25
    Super Member osewme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,693
    I like the colors you have used for the block. Have you thought of making the back out of something with a bit more Christmas look....maybe something with holly on the back? That way it's still a Christmas quilt but not with the traditional red & green for the focal area.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.