27.10.12

Space dust - the problem!

After a couple of weeks of not looking at my Space dust quilt, I took it back out and photographed it to see if I could pinpoint what I wasn't liking.


The most obvious problem is the small addition of the Tula print (see mahoosive arrow in pic).  I thought it would blend being grey, but it just doesn't work at all.  That's an easy fix but what about the rest of it??  I was planning to use greys and purples and a little blue for the last two rows, should I finish it or put it back in the cupboard??  

Answers on a postcard please ;-)

22 comments:

  1. Aside from what you pointed to, I like it. :)

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  2. I agree with removing the Tula print, and think the rest is phenomenal! I vote you leave it as-is :)

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  3. Well in the end I think the Tula Print may add a little something and link the pattern to the designer - a little piece of TP in a TP pattern, but if it annoys you then as you say it's an easy fix. Put it back in the cupboard? You must be kidding - it will be schmazing!

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  4. Too cool to put it away. Finish it, quilt it and I bet you fall in love with it.

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  5. Contraversially, I actually like the Tula print in there. If you stuck a couple more round the bottom edges it could be a cool design feature?

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  6. It is coming along nicely!! Stick to solids. I think that's why it stands out so much is because it is a print.

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  7. You must finish it - I think once it is quilted it will get rid of the flatness that really bothers me about solids; more purples and greys will finish it off nicely xxx

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  8. It. Is. Stunning!

    Nuff sed..... ;-)

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  9. Definitely finish this,yes, change that print, by all means, it is a little odd on its own there, but please finish this one. It really needs to be completed. I am struggling a little to get the idea of the scale of it, but I think it will be really rich and wonderful when complete and quilted. Go girl!

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  10. Keep going, it's looking amazing. Great colours!

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  11. Keep going - this is going to be such a stunning quilt!

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  12. oh you have to finish - it's looking awesome!

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  13. When do you NOT make something amazing? I'm not an expert by any means, but I think as long as that's not the only print, it should stay. My first reaction was towards something different. (I was looking for something, remember) from the printed piece go up 2 squares--there's a light/lilac/edge. I don't like that "light." It's is on the other side too--the third square down on the left. it's really close in value to the wordplay print and so it struck me as a "cut out" of sorts. Does that make sense? I guess I'm expecting the edges of the design to hold their weight against the wordplay print and those two pieces of fabric are almost blending in to the outer print. Again, I'm no expert and sometimes it's impossible to see something in a photograph--perhaps in person it's perfectly fine because it's a solid against a print. You asked so I'm throwing something out there!

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  14. Definitely keep going - it looks great with or without that piece! I'd probably take it out but it probably looks different in person so it is hard to really know!

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  15. It's great! If you don't mind me saying its the lilac that is being a bit naughty (and possibly the light pink too?) I'm not sure if you need them. Love the Tula Pink in there though. Good luck - it looks amazing and will be brilliant no matter what you decide.

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  16. Oh Kelly it is fab! But don't finish it until you like it - there's nothing worse than working on something you don't like.

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  17. I think if you had some more Tula it would work better, maybe? I love it though

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  18. I was thinking the same thing as Megan...the light pink and light purple don't quite seem to match. Maybe it'll work better if there is more of it in the unmade blocks, but I think that's what feel slightly off to me. However, I also think that overall it'll be a great quilt no matter what you do!

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  19. Firstly, you should definitely finish it! I agree that the Tula print is a bit off putting by itself, I don't think the quilt needs any further reference to TP as the pattern is so ubiquitous. My problem with the colours is not the lilac--as I believe that will be incorporated in further rows, and it provides a contour to the edges--but with the red center. The majority of the quilt is cool colours and that intense red (and red-violet) provide a lot of value contrast without much transition. Just my $0.02!

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  20. It needs to be removed - as well as the arrow that totally (psychologically) wants making me want to remove it..

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