Friday, April 12, 2013

Underestimating the Visual Impact...

I rolled right out of bed
 and headed straight for the studio this morning. 
 Joining the last row of blocks.
There's no hurrying this part....slow and careful is really the only way to get excellent results. Here some joining tips. 
The back is always a bit of a surprise...don't want boredom setting in, right?? 
Tip: Use the edge of your presser foot as a guide and change your needle position if necessary when edge stitching down the joiners. 
I really did underestimate the visual impact of this quilt.... 

The large blocks are more forceful than I expected. I'm still undecided if it needs any borders or what to use for binding.

37 comments:

  1. I love the boldness of this piece! It would be cool in a red wooden frame. Sometimes, I get frustrated with the thought that a fabric binding is expected/required. Why not wood...it's still a fiber.

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  2. The visual impact of this piece would marry nicely with my living room wall. ;-) fabulous work....again.

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  3. A very interesting design, just love the colours.

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  4. This quilt is truly a work of art!! Gorgeous!

    I, too, pin, pin, pin when I'm joining :)

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  5. It’s such a strong graphic design, love it!

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  6. NO BORDERS! It's pretty perfect as is.

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    1. Thanks Nicole....that's the way I'm leaning.

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  7. I will accept it just as it is OR with borders thank you! What? It's not for me? All that excitement for nothing? Oh well...I'll just have to make one less striking I suppose...

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    1. Oh...I'm sure yours will be just as wonderful. This one was a lot of fin to make and not at all difficult.

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  8. So cool!! No borders. I'd use a dark gray for the binding.

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  9. Stunning, just stunning!!! You have created another marvelous beauty! Bravo!

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  10. Hi Mari: I think you said that you use a Pfaff sewing machine; I am in the market for a new machine for basic piecing and small quilt quilting. What model do you like? I hope you don't mind my asking--I just think that your quilts turn out so wonderfully--you must have a terrific machine to fulfill your fabulous ideas... Thanks Julierose

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  11. I LOVE this piece. It is very eye catching. I do like it with no border at all. Terrific work.

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  12. Really, really love this one!

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  13. That's amazing. I love it! I say no borders.

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  14. Love this! I just ran through your gallery page, and I like that most of your quilts don't have borders. I like the bold impact of these blocks. If you did choose to do borders, I could see something that emphasized the asymmetry of the quilt blocks, maybe even a block or two appearing in the borders.

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    1. Thanks...I know, I'm not a big fan of borders. I'll have to play around with this one a bit....I'm not sure yet.

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  15. I love it. A wonderful quilt to sit and ponder! I'm kind of agreeing with the "no borders" group but I know if you put them on I'll think "She's so right"!

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  16. I love it! The colors are wonderful! what size are the blocks?
    I agree with the no border. But then again what ever you choose to do
    will be perfect!

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  17. It's marvelous. bold is beautiful

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  18. youre right the impact altogether is amazing....another beauty

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  19. Love it, gorgeous colours and what a striking design.

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  20. Love it! The color and the flow of the shapes is just wonderful! I say no border!

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  21. Wow.
    I'm liking this just the way it is. So bold!

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  22. Absolutely stunning!! I love what you're achieving with these!! No border needed! As for binding... What about continuing the high contrast play to really set it off? Like black along the orange edge, yellow on the purple and green and corner, orange on the bottom two, maybe a little white, and then purple up the left side? It would be a pain, but would really finish it off with the same flow, and not be so much of a "frame"!

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  23. Doesn't need borders . . . it's wonderful as is. Perhaps the binding could be a mix as Brenis above mentioned. Maybe bring in more of the lavender, darker orange/red and the joiner black print fabrics since those don't appear less in the top. Whatever you do will be great.

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  24. Marianne: LOVE IT. That is amazing and really catches our attention. I love the orange in it - pops and says LOOK AT ME. Great job!!

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  25. It is AWESOME!!! Amazing, just as it is. I don't think a border would do it justice.

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  26. I love the bold design of this quilt. I vote for no borders. How about a facing rather than a binding. I do that a lot. A friend of mine helped me with a facing tutorial if you'd like to see one--http://www.quilterbeth.blogspot.com/2011/11/facing-quilt-facing-method-i.html

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  27. Wow, that is an amazing quilt. I love it as it is without borders.

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  28. This just makes me want want want. It's so great! Gorgeous! Bold! Awesome colors! Why would anyone make old fashioned quilts when you can make this kind? I'm still hoping for that circles tutorial! Oh, I vote no borders, too. This is totally awesome on it's own.

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  29. I agree... no borders. It is FABULOUS!

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