Thursday, June 16, 2011

WOW

Wow, just wow.  I did not realize how much of a response I would receive on the Go! Cutter die giveaway. I reached a new milestone, I now have 100 followers.  YAY!  So I will have to give this some thought.  Perhaps another giveaway?

While I was using my Go! Cutter for the handbag, I thought I might like to use it on a quilt I have been working on.

I started this quilt on a retreat last March.  I had purchased a Moda Jelly Roll and Honeybun  from the internet.  I don't usually like purchasing fabrics without touching them, but I knew I could not go wrong with Moda.  I decided to pick fabrics/colors that I would not normally choose, so this quilt is very different for me.  The two rolls yielded 20 log cabin blocks.  Since I wanted a larger quilt,  I added some yellow and brown blocks.  When I finished the top, I knew that the solid blocks needed something more, so I appliqued some Funky Flowers (Go! Cutter die) on top of the brown fabric.  Now what to do with the yellow corner blocks.  Any suggestions?

15 comments:

  1. Why not leave them as is. The log cabin and flower blocks draw alot of attention, and the yellow blocks could be the "rest" blocks. And you could always quilt a design in them. The quilt is a stunner.

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  2. The quilt is fantastic.. shat a great idea to add a bit of 'bling' with the flowers.... I tend to agree with Joanna above... or only add a smallish simple blue square off centre if you want to do something else ....
    Hugz

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  3. I'd have to say I agree to leave them alone - they give your eye a place to rest and see the rest of the quilt!!

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  4. What a great idea to add the funky flowers - they look great - it's a beautiful log cabin quilt!

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  5. HI,Talin:-)
    The quilt is nice and in very sunny colours.I would'nt do anytking in those yellow corner pools.They give that 'sunshine' and if You put something on them,You'd spoil the space they create and the quilt would be 'overembellished':-)
    Best Greetings-Halinka-

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  6. It looks great. I agree that it may not need any more embellishing otherwise it will get too busy and your eye won't know what to look at.

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  7. You are having fun with the GO. Like everyone else, I think I would leave them plain. You can always do some flower quilting in them.

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  8. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous - and I agree, leave the yellow! They really set off the flowers well.

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  9. My eye is now seeing a circle formed by the yellow flowers. If you like this affect you could really play it up in the corners by adding some stems that go around the corners and pulling another color to add more flowers coming off of those corner stems.
    It is a delightful quilt but does feel a bit unfinished to me.

    Happy sewing

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  10. I'm with others. The yellow block should be left alone. I like it. Yea for your GO, sounds like you are enjoying it. can't wait to see what you make next.

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  11. I agree with the consensus- I think it looks good on its own. Though, if you're wanting a little something more, I'd maybe add a couple bees from the Critters die. (No, I didn't know that off hand... I looked it up on Accuquilt's webisite.)

    :)

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  12. The flowers really make the quilt - the Go Cutter looks like it would be useful addition to the sewing equipment supplies.

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  13. Your quilt looks fabulous. I agree that you should not add more embellishment to the yellow corners. Perhaps a yellow or brown border around the outside would make the eye move around the quilt more. Glad to see you having so much fun with the cutter:)

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  14. I would leave them plain or put brown flowers on them. But I like them the way they are. Very nice Talin. Love Di ♥

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