Thursday, July 12, 2012

Free Spirit Medley Update . . . .

So here's what I'm aiming for,
this is Free Spirit Medley designed by Judy Martin.


And here's where I am.


It's slow going because I'm doing a block at a time and working from the inside out.

Right now I'm a little disappointed that the design doesn't pop like the pattern, but it's not unusual for me to become disenchanted with a project, then love a project, then become disenchanted again.  I'm going for another row, maybe that will be the next love it stage.

The fabric is by Minick and Simpson for Moda.


Also, I've updated my Tools Tuesday post to reflect some information that folks shared regarding the Starmaker 8 ruler.


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20 comments:

  1. I really think it will pop when you start adding the red strips. What a lovely challenge for you. Judy C

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  2. Thelma,
    Just wait until you add a few more rows and you will love it! It is going to be gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  3. Hi Thelma..well I for one..thinks its gorgeous...rofl.....

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  4. I think it's lovely! Keep on, keepin' on!

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  5. Its looking stunning!! What is there not to love about red, white and blue! Might have to try this one myself.

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  6. I much prefer your softer colors than the ones on the pattern. I think it will make a stunning quilt. And just want to say how much I enjoy your blog.

    Thanks

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  7. Oh Thelma, I love it! In the original all 3 colours appear to be solids and are so strong they seem to fight each other for attention. It is very " Flag " looking. With prints you aren't going to achieve the same effect. What I see so far of yours is warmth and richness of colour that blends wonderfully and they all seem to play so well together. I love it and would not change a thing. It is stunning, and I'm anxious to see it progress.

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  8. Thelma - I have to say I like yours better! Keep adding those rows and it will come together.

    All the best and happy quilting,
    katie
    www.westiejulep.blogspot.com
    if you want to see something cool look at my photo's of what our guest speaker presented at the Bayside Quilters Guild meeting ... all out of silks!

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  9. I really like it!

    I do know what you mean concerning falling in and out of disenchantment on a project. I do that, too. =)

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  10. What catches my eye right away is how your color combination is unique and a lot more interesting than the sample. I think it's because, for me, it has that "Loved" look already that most quilts don't obtain until they've been around for a few years. Can't wait to see more...XOXO

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  11. I love Judy's patterns, but there is no speed used on them. Just take your time, be patient, and it will look beautiful when it's finished. Her patterns always do.

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  12. Thelma, I actually prefer the look of your fabric.
    And I know what you mean about the enchanted / disenchanted feeling with projects. :-/
    But, sew on!

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  13. I really love your version, Thelma. Keep plugging away and, (like someone else said) the red strips will probably add a lot more punch to the whole visual effect. I'm really a blue girl, so am loving the Minick and Simpson prints!

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  14. Love the M&S fabric-it is going to be gorgeous!

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  15. Yours is looking great and will be fabulous when you finish!

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  16. Wow - that is an amazing quilt! I hope you fall in love with the next row!

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  17. The white in the original makes it brighter than your version. I would however choose your selections. M&S is of more interest to me than only solids. The finished quilt will be fantastic.

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  18. Geeze, Thelma, I love yours already.

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  19. I think the design does pop. Keep going, I think you'll love it after you do a few more blocks (rows).

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  20. Loving it!!! I'm a huge fan of Minnich & Simpson fabrics though, and wondering if what you are seeing isn't the look you were after. The model photo is more clear cut and bright than the muted tones of M&S. I think you will really like it in the end. I sure wish the pattern or the book was still available.
    I like the one you pieced for Monique also. Don't know how I missed seeing that line of fabric.

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