Sunday, March 13

Auditioning stars and sashing....

Need to tone down all that pink...but can't make up my mind which way to go..

I'm thinking of adding a Jacobs Ladder border.....without  another row of sashing or....


.....With . All this pink is not working for me....

Yesterday I had a lovely afternoon in a quilt  shop called Patchwork at Homespun. (Sorry I don't know how to add the link on my iPad.)..
Just being there with great friends, all that lovely fabric, quilts, lots of inspiration really sparked those creative thoughts again....mojo coming back!

Back to making stars till I decide on which way to go with this...

Have a lovely weekend..
Juliađź’•



6 comments:

  1. Hello my friend...
    I like your Stars without another border of pink... What did you decide??
    Pleased you had a lovely time stitching with your friends in a great shop of goodies around you...

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  2. Are you thinking of unpicking the stars from the setting? You could save the pink sashing for another quilt down that road and use a different color sashing on these stars, like blue. I think it looks fine as is, but if it is too pink for you, about the only way I know to fix that is remove some of the pink. Maybe keep the pink cornerstones and just change the sashing? I don't know. I will be interested to see what you decide.
    Glad you had a good day with friends at a quilt shop--and that it triggered some mojo. : )

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  3. Hi Julia... glad to see you had a great day out... I've never been to that shop but it sounds like a good one!

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  4. Who is this quilt for Julia, a particular person or for 'someone, someday'?

    I love it with the border all round and the Jacobs ladder final border and I am sure someone else would love it too.

    If it is for you and it is too pink for you, then of course, you need to change it. It really is just beautiful, your piecing is so accurate and the colours are so pretty, will be looking forward to seeing it finished.

    No matter how you do finish it, it will be wonderful.

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  5. Ok, here's my two cents, take it or leave it! The only way to "tone down" the pink will be to use less. Maybe you can make fewer centre stars than you originally planned, frame them with the pink nine patch sashing, and then add a very wide border with the beige background and no pink at all. More like a medallion quilt. Then you can add a narrow outer border with the pink again to tie it all together. What do you think?

    All the best!

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  6. I like how you are going with this. Personally, I think the proportion of the pink compared to the other colors matters more, so what you are doing - adding other colors that are not pink - will help tone down the pink just fine. No need to undo anything. Just keep going.

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