Monday, 21 October 2013

Yes or No?

I've made this table topper for my mum for her 84th birthday this Sunday. She has a round table & I thought it would look pretty when she doesn't have a tablecloth on. Trouble is, although I like it, nobody else seems to, ds did say he liked the design, but not the fabrics, so not all bad, lol. As my closest friend is about 1000kms away I don't actually have a friend to show it to, so I really need your opinion.

 I have birthed it, rather than binding it, because I couldn't find a fabric that matched to use for the binding. I quilted it more than this, but it didn't sit well, there was puckering, so I undid most of the quilting. The flowers are all 30's fabrics, the green around each flower is actually a tiny white spot, not a solid.

So hit or miss?


FlourishingPalms said...

I sure don't want to be the person to say no! It's a great design, but maybe it's too much green? Not enough contract between the green in the hexagons and the green background. But then, I am definitely a modern quilter these days, so the traditional stuff doesn't appeal to me as much as it used to. I love white in my quilts these days. You've done beautiful work, and it was a labor of love as a gift, so I'd give it away, and move on. Maybe make another one for someone else and try some different fabrics?

Jan Quigley said...

Hi Linda,
thank you so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it.

I've been so focused on the workmanship, mainly the puckering, I'd failed to notice the overload of green, lol. I was going for the garden look, flowers surrounded by greenery, but you are right, it's just toooo much green & not enough contrast. I was planning on making one for my table, & although I will keep the flowers the same, I will definitely look for a fabric with more contrast to replace the green gingham. Hoepfully then I will also be able to find a binding to suit & the puckering won't be an issue.

Thanks again,

Anonymous said...

i like it,well done Jan.xx

Jo said...

Why don't you applique a white vine of Hexies around the outside to break up the green.
You can still do this after it is finished

Jo said...

I realise it's an old post. Hope you didn't throw it away