Jun 02 2014

Design Wall Monday 06-02-14

This last week was really rough (trying to get five days of work finished in four and my car was being repaired because of a check engine light), so what is a girl to do but start a new project!

But first I need to backtrack a little bit.  This quilt was completed in December 2012.  The pattern is Mod Times Quilt Along found here.

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I really like this quilt (probably because I just adored the Ninja Frogs), but I started wondering how it would look with two changes – make it bigger and have a rainbow background instead of one fabric.  So I made this quilt top at the beginning of this year.

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The shading of the colors across the quilt top makes me smile, but does the background overpower the focus fabric?  Sometimes I think that it doesn’t and sometimes I think that it does.

So I decided to make one more.  Here is the final quilt experiment – this time I changed the colors of the sashing and added a border.

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This is a close up of the focus fabric which provided the name of the quilt – Under the Sea.

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It is easy to see that all three quilts are from the same pattern, but each one looks so different from the others.  Right now my favorite top is the last one, but that is probably because I just finished it.

Our next quilt guild meeting is June 14th and I hope to have Robots & Aliens and Under the Sea quilted for show and tell.

Check out what everyone else is doing at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.


5 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 06-02-14”

  1. Laura says:

    I like the last one best too.

  2. Sophie says:

    Your quilts are a wonderful example of how making what sounds like a small change can result in a quilt that looks entirely different! Love them all.

    • Marlene says:

      My two favorite words for quilting are “what if” and now I have an answer – at least for this pattern. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. Terri says:

    Love it all the different ways – especially the rainbow background. Yummy!

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