Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
This does not look good... >

This does not look good...

This does not look good...

Old 12-26-2014, 01:25 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
cminor's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Port Washington, WI
Posts: 718
Default This does not look good...

I am doing this quilt for a friend. She is giving it to her niece as a gift. She picked the fabric and the pattern but said she is flexible. I don't think this is working - but everything is cut. Any suggestions? Sashing maybe? It just seems too busy to me but I generally like a lot of white to frame my blocks and that was not the look she was going for....

What can I do to make it easier on the eyes?
Attached Thumbnails quilt.jpg  
cminor is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 2,274

I do not see anything wrong with it is a very modern looking quilt
newbee3 is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: dallas tx.
Posts: 5,172

I don't see a thing wrong with it. I like it.
barny is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 5,896

Why not show her this picture and ask her opinion? Looks fine, to me. I generally prefer color, to too much white.
Neesie is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Junior Member
joobee's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 188

Very nicely done. I might add a dark border to the outside to unify the whole.
joobee is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,705

Looks good to me. It is a contemporary looking quilt. Her niece will probably love it. I would put a border around it the same width as the borders in the block.
toverly is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: phila pa
Posts: 64

Hi Cminor
It can be hard to work on a quilt with someone else's fabric choices - not because we are such aesthetic princesses, but just because it is hard to tell when something looks right. Here are my 4 suggestions'
- I wonder if the bright white is just creating too much contrast. Maybe you can soften it with a bit of medium gray. If you are committed to the already cut fabrics, it will limit what you can change.
- If you have access to a quilt design program (like EQ or QuiltPro) try changing the colors and placement around a bit. Sometime the smallest change can be effective.
There is an online quilt program called MyWebQuilter.com - it is user friendly, free and doesn't require much to register (email and create and confirm a password). Not a substitute for a full featured program - but it might help. It bailed me out last week when I was choosing a color combination.
- Show your friend what you have at this point and tell her why it doesn't work for you - maybe it's fine with her and just what she expected.
The design is really not that bad - like you, it is not my favorite, but it doesn't hurt my eyes and I honestly think this is a question of personal taste.
Hope the piecing and quilting is more fun than the design part.
Lefty - in Philly
lfty298 is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Super Member
Kassaundra's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Rural Oklahoma
Posts: 5,374

I think maybe a different layout, maybe one that is less scrappy and more intentional. Like all the same colored squares in a row or column
Kassaundra is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: VIRGINIA
Posts: 22,671

i think it looks ok maybe a darker border hard to sew or quilt for other people!
QUILTNMO is offline  
Old 12-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Super Member
sewsewquilter's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,173

It looks great! You are just out of your comfort zone.
sewsewquilter is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
10-12-2014 09:41 PM
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
07-05-2014 08:56 AM
Phyllis Carol
11-07-2010 01:20 PM
08-01-2010 10:32 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter