Sunday, January 29, 2012

Adding Color

I'm thinking of adding these flowers I cut from another piece of fabric to the photo on my cq block. I'm not sure I'm up to appliqueing those small buds, however. Not even sure it can be done without a lot of distortion - I'm not that skilled. But I could add the bigger flowers and embroider smaller ones.

What do you think?

6 comments:

  1. I would put the bigger group of flowers on the bottom and smaller ones on the top; otherwise, it looks like the flowers are heavy on your aunt's head. Also, they blend into that red patch in the one corner. How about the right hand top corner & down the side of the picture?

    You could also just fuse these on since this is going to be a wallhanging and then add some strategic embroidery to anchor then down. I'd probably skip the buds.
    Take a look at the quilt Allie shows on her blog--the woman who made it was very clever with her broderie perse bouquets.

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    1. Before you add too much color to that corner, check your overall layout. Weren't you going to have some light corners so they blended with the middle block?

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    2. the beige fabric in the corner will hopefully blend with the center block. I don't think there will be too much color if I just use the larger flowers. I put them this way because the applique on the other picture was on the right hand side. I was going for a little balance between the two. I did think about fusing these since they are pretty small. I actually got the inspiration for these from the quilt on Allie's web site - I don't pretend to be as skilled as she is! ;-)

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    3. I don't have a problem with shortcuts! It all depends on your final expectations.

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  2. You have chosen lovely flowers.
    The flowers in the bottom right corner seem OK to me, may be also a few smaller ones (embroidered?) towards the center bottom. (does this make sense?)
    Those at the top left corner are too big, can you put smaller ones there? Or embroider some?

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    1. I like the idea of some appliqued & some embroidered.

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