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    Super Member oma66's Avatar
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    I finished this lap quilt top today and when I studied it I felt disappointment. I can't put my finger on it -

    I wanted to convey sunshine and flowers. I used a 9.5 in. pinwheel to show the floral fabric off, but maybe I cut it up too much.

    Let me know what you think. I value your opinions.

    PINWHEEL QUILT TOP. I USED 21 FAT QUARTERS TO MAKE IT.
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    I think it's really pretty!

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    It's very pretty. Looks to me like a pond on a sunny day, surrounded by flowers.

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    I think it is a georious quilt. Instead of sunshine and flowers it reminds me of a lake with a beach and lots of flowers and greenery all around.
    Just my opinion but I think it is great and you did a fabulous job!

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    I agree a pond in the woods. very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    It's very pretty. Looks to me like a pond on a sunny day, surrounded by flowers.
    I totally agree ... the only thing that would make it better is if it was mine ;)

    I think it's beautiful!

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    Very pretty! Love the pinwheels!

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    I love the way that blue really POPs out!! Looks great!
    I love the way you ladies put 'ok this really looks like crap' and then I scroll down expecting to see something horrible (like I might make) and I ALWAYS see something beautiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66
    I finished this lap quilt top today and when I studied it I felt disappointment. I can't put my finger on it -

    I wanted to convey sunshine and flowers. I used a 9.5 in. pinwheel to show the floral fabric off, but maybe I cut it up too much.

    Let me know what you think. I value your opinions.
    I think its pretty too. If you are wanting more flower to show, maybe add another border of your flower fabric.

    Very Nice. happy Thanksgiving

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    I think its SUPER pretty!

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    There's nothing wrong with it I really like it. Very Pretty.

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    I love it!! It is beautiful :D:D:D

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    looks terrific happy thanksgiving

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    How about appliqueing some flowers on the borders on the top left and bottom right?

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    I agree that it's disappointing! In fact, I can help you out. If you will send it to me, I will make sure you never have to look at it again! (LOL)

    Seriously, it is a beautiful combination of colors. We have to quit being our own worst critics!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    I think it is very pretty! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66
    I finished this lap quilt top today and when I studied it I felt disappointment. I can't put my finger on it -

    I wanted to convey sunshine and flowers. I used a 9.5 in. pinwheel to show the floral fabric off, but maybe I cut it up too much.

    Let me know what you think. I value your opinions.
    If you were trying to convey sunshine I think it is the brown and green that give it a muted feel. If you used a brighter green and maybe a brighter color than the brown it would seem to convey sunshine. To me sunshine is brightness. That being said some times a darker contrast will make a light or bright color seem brighter. So the brown with a brighter green might be a good mix. Or keep the green and use a brighter color than the brown, like a yellow or orange, or peach- something in the warm area. Maybe using a flower print with the warmer colors in a bright hue to replace the brown in the brown pinwheel and keep the green you have to counter balance and brighten it.

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    Stunning, you did a beautiful job on this quilt top!

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    Gorgeous!

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    I love this quilt, and the blue pinwheels really make it pop. The colors all blend together nicely, it can come to my home if that will make your disappointment go away :)

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    I see a flower garden in spring I love it!

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    Very pretty! I think once you have finished quilting it, you will then love it. Sometimes a quilt top just looks like it is missing something before it is quilted. Many times I have looked at my pieced tops wondering about them, and it is after they have been quilted that I then fall in love with them.

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    Oh, I think it is beautiful! Love the fabrics!! :)

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    I love the colors. Great job.

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    think of late afternoon, just before the sun starts to set. that perfect moment when the world is bathed in a hint of luscious gold. all the colors around you are more intense because of it. in that moment, everything is more beautiful and i'm filled with a feeling i can't describe.

    that's the sunshine and flowers your quilt captures. :thumbup:

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