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September 15, 2010


Ruth Lane

I think you could accent your focal point, the big motif, by painting a very light layer of metallic paint over the motif. Just enough to lighten it up a little but not cover up your colors. That would give you a bit more contrast and perhaps you would like it better then. But as you say, the important thing is learning from your experience.

Deb Levy

It does look like a very elegant tapestry. I'm amazed at what you create with these symmetrical quilts...

I like the overlaid image too.


Well, I think it's beautiful:)


I totally understand your feelings with this piece but sometimes it's the process that moves us further down the road to our adventures and knowledge and that's a good thing.


I would make that piece that you have outlined a different fabric, picking up one of the colors in the other fabric. What you did with the fabric was fantastic, but you are right - it needs a focal. Just got another idea. do the satin stitch in red.

Becky in VA

I love the way you approached the "STRETCH" idea with shifting the fabric. I'm all about contrast so I understand that it doesn't grab you - isn't it all about the fabric? This design/technique could look very different with a high contrast symmetrical fabric!

It's a success because of the learning process.

P.S. It was great seeing you and your stack of quilts at the meeting last night. Dot loved Teal Tomorrow and talked about it on the drive home.


First let me say I understand and respect what you're saying. Personally I like the effect and find the purple up the middle a focal point for my personal eye. But again, that's not what you're going for and I do understand what you're saying. This is really neat though. Really!


I'm seeing it, Vicki. Faintly though and I agree that a contrast satin stitch, maybe red, would have made a difference.

Terri Stegmiller

While the quilt doesn't have a lot of contrast, the way you put it together is interesting and cool. I wouldn't have guessed there are 80 pieces there. Gosh that fabric looks familiar.


It's not my favorite in your series to date but then they can't all be my favorite can they?

This reminds me of some of the blocks in the sample quilt from our class....lots of work only to end up looking like a single piece of fabric....I think I mentioned that if I'm going to go through the trouble of piecing something, then I want it to look pieced ( especially if I'm using templates and cutting by hand)!!!

sue bleiweiss

well I think it's pretty cool.


I understand what you're saying. I think in the end, you've gained a lot from the experience, even if the final product was not quite what you had in mind.

Cindy Is Crafty

I think it is really cool!

Ivory Spring

Vicki, I actually like it. It looks very William Morris-y!


I do like it but I understand your perspective. I just love the creativity of your ideas.

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