Saturday, January 22, 2011

FNSI project

Here it is

Photo disclaimer: The whites in the quilt are all white and not the variations that they appear to be in the photo.  The background is the beige carpet of my "design floor".  And, yes, the values are a train wreck.

The question is:  What am I going to do with it now?!  I know I took a picture of the "inspiration" quilt, however, I cannot find it anywhere in my files.  I just remember there was a red border.  If I can convince my quilty sister to pick me up in her 4-wheel drive vehicle, I would like to go to Burkholder's (with coupon in hand) and find a piece of red.  I really don't like it.  I am going to call it "Desolation".  (This may very well end up being a dog bed quilt...but only if I really don't like the dog!)

That being said, I would do the pattern again.  It is fun and easy.  I think doing this totally scrappy would be very pretty.  I love Kim's in batiks with a theme.

I am off in search of some coffee and a couple of chocolate chip cookies to console myself.

15 comments:

  1. I have a stack and black and white fabric like these...plus two huge two pieces of red...I think this will be my next pattern to make.

    I thought about it the other day when I saw the sample blocks...but after seeing them again I am almost convinced that is what I will make.

    Go get the red and and go for it!

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  2. Sometimes things work...and sometimes they don't. I like the quilt top though and I think RED would be stunning! ... but you have to be happy with it. See you next FNSI.

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  3. I think it's going to be stunning blocked in red, then maybe one more border of a dark grey.

    I love it. I want chocolate chip cookies. Yes, go fabric shopping.

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  4. Have you considered overdying it? Just pick a dye color of your choice and color the whole thing. It won't change the black but all that white...

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  5. Oh....what a lovely quilt...and cookies sound good....are they home made?

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  6. I think the addition of red - or even yellow, blue or any intense COLOR would make this pop by way of contrast. Don't give up on it yet... and coffee and cookies sounds WONDERFUL!

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  7. I think it tured out very nicely! But like you I have started something and loved it only to be disappointed as it progressed.
    Kristie

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  8. Beautiful quilt! Great job with your FNSI!!

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  9. love it; congrats on the finish!

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  10. I love it so don't give up on it yet. The border will have to be an intense color, the red sounds good but I'd take it along and audition other colors. You can keep the coffee since I'm not a coffee drinker but the cookies sound great.

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  11. "One woman's disappointment can be another's treasure". Even if it's not your taste, someone out there will love it. Try donating it to a charity of your choice and enjoy the feeling of a deed well done. Ask me how I know... go ahead... I dare you!

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  12. I'm surprised you're uncertain about the B&W quilt... my first thought was... WOW! Look at that!

    Nice job... don't give up on it yet tho...

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  13. I love it! I don't know of a dog good enough for that quilt! Look at it again with fresh eyes and it won't be so bad.

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  14. Beautiful!! And I'm such a fan of black and white. I look forward to seeing how you finish it.

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  15. It's a very striking quilt, I like it but not sure I'd ever be brave enough to attempt a black and white quilt.

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