Thursday, March 8, 2012

Doll Quilt Decisions

For this round of the infamous Doll Quilt Swap we are limited to using churn dash,flying geese, log cabin, drunkards path and New York beauty blocks.  No solid white backgrounds are allowed.  This is a VERY rough draft that I came up with in EQ (though I have yet to finish all the tutorials and really know what I'm doing).

I'm pretty happy with the center block and two sided border of flying geese blocks.  I'm kind of going for a Gwen Marston medallion quilt type look...this will probably end up a bit wonky.

 I have two choices to make though, the first design wise - are those log cabin blocks too busy/heavy?  Would a piano key type border on those sides look better?

The second question relates to fabric.  Option 1 is the safer of the two... use fabrics from my collection of Moda Crossweaves.

Option 2 has a focal fabric of this pink button print by Suzuko Koseki that would be complemented by bright/electric random prints from my stash. (sorry about the shadows, I was happy just to see some sun!)

What would you decide...please tell me!? To see all the other quilts in progress check out the flickr group.


Jenny said...

oh my goodness, the crossweaves!

QuiltinMama said...

The second grouping's got more going on texture wise; while the first group is pretty, it seems a bit flat. And I like the log cabin piano keys!!

Samantha K said...

I really like the patterned/textured option!! But then again, I'm really not one for solids. I like my projects to be bold and bright and unique! I think a piano key border may compete too much with your flying geese. I can't wait to see what you decide and it finished--any way you go, it will still be super cute!

Needled Mom said...

#2 has my vote too.

Diann said...

I would keep the log cabins-I think they make the design. I would also use the cross weaves because I thing the prints would be out of scale if that makes any sense.

I hope I'll make my way back here to see what you decide. Good luck.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonder if this is for me? I love your design and I'd use the crossweaves. You'll have great texture and color.