Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Star Blossom Update

Sinta and I are making great progress on our Star Blossom sew-along.  All my blocks are pieced.  You may remember from my last post that I started with the center blocks, using pink background fabric, and then I moved on to the outer blocks where I used white background.  I have to admit to being a little underwhelmed with the look at this point.



I like the fabric, I like the block pattern, I just wasn't in the mood for another quilt with white background and one block design, I thought the pink was a great idea to add a little change but not a whole lot of change.  The pink is maybe a bit too bold.

Here's a picture with the sashing added and I think it helps tone down things some.


I cut my sashing a little wider than the pattern directions to give a little more separation to the pink blocks.  Also, the pattern called for cornerstones in the center of the quilt, not the outer edges, as you can see I put them everywhere I could.   I think adding the blue squares to the outer edge pulls your eyes away from the center instead of putting focus on the center.  This could be wishful thinking on my part, but it sure sounds like I know what I'm talking about.

This quilt is done,  adding the inner and outer borders helped even more with those bright pink blocks not looking so bold.  I'm not going to show you the final quilt until Sinta is done, which should be soon, so stay tuned.  But I have to say I'm getting used to those pink centers and think I like having them in more than I would like the quilt without them.


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19 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this! That pink centre is so striking!

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  2. fantastic as usual although im not crazy about the pink it kind of eats up the colors in the center but you didn't make it for me I saw sinta had a little issue that's what happens to me I get in a hurry

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  3. You do know what you're talking about! And I agree!! A perfect spring quilt!

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  4. I love that block and it's a very pretty quilt.

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  5. I do like the pink center blocks and very pleasing to the eye. You seem to have a good feel for where to change up and when is enough so love this quilt so far.....

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  6. I really like that pop of pink in the center. It doesn't distract from the quilt in any way. Very nicely done. :)

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  7. Oh yes the sashing seemed to tone down the quilt. Can't wait to see your finished top!

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  8. Thelma, it is stunning. I kept thinking I like it right now....then I would scroll down and say, yes she is right again...it just kept getting better. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Kristy

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  9. Pink is a difficult color for me to use in quilts. In your quilt, it might be the photo but the pink does "hide" the bottom right block in the center. However, adding the sashing did add a different perspective and it is a now glorious Spring quilt. I learn a lot from reading your blog, Thelma.

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  10. Much better! You were spot on with your sashing width choice!

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  11. Smart move on the wider sashing and blue cornerstones...totally changes the look of the pink. Much better balance of colour. Congratulations on your big win! Bravo bravo Bravo✨✨������

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  12. It's strange. When the pinks were touching they seemed brighter. I like them much better after adding the sashing. Good job.

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  13. You sure do know what you are doing! It is so much better with the blue cornerstones. Not a fan of pink but this is very nice indeed.

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  14. I love the quilt, and the fact that you are never afraid to improve on a pattern!

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  15. The pink center scared me too, but after the sashing I really, really like it. It gives your eye a place to rest. What a warm and cheerful quilt! I like your version better than the original. Great job (as usual).

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  16. Personally, I like it. Looks like summer and fun.

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  17. The pink combined with your sashing is wonderful! I agree with you that it needed broken up a bit, but the colored blocks add such a happy, summery feel to the overall quilt. Those blocks are beautiful!

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  18. I really like it. Kind of looks like a medallion. And I agree with you about the blue.

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  19. Last week was a whirlwind for me, and I missed this post, which happened to be my birthday, glad I had a few minutes to get caught up, I like what I'm seeing!! I really like adding the sashings and blue cornerstones - Love the block!!

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