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opinions please on "rose" quilt

rubywishes

opinions please on "rose" quilt
« on: June 17, 2017, 08:55:49 AM »
I am starting to put together a lap quilt for a dear friend who loves roses but I can't decide if I am making this waaaaaay to busy and just can't visualise it anymore so opinions would be heaven sent 0_0

(1) Is 60" square too big for a lap quilt?  My blocks are going to be 6" finished and I'm wondering if 54" is too narrow?   She is a "comfy/chunky" lady, about 5'10 in height.
(2) I'm planning 40 x 6"  9patches from the 5 pairs of floral and plain fat 1/4's in the picture, alternating with 15 plain blocks/squares (left over from the 9 patch fat 1/4's) and 45 fussy cut blocks/squares cut from the large pink rose floral fabric in the photos. Is this going to be overkill with the fussy cut rose?
(3) I really don't want to have to buy any more fabric but do you think I should quieten it down by reducing the fussy cut squares by half and replacing them with plain blocks/squares?
                       
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

b15erk

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 09:02:38 AM »
Ruby, I can't offer an opinion, firstly because I'm not a quilter, and secondly, I have no taste at all which does not include overkill!

Whatever you do, your friend will remember you, every time she snuggles into it!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


BrendaP

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 10:17:01 AM »
You've got a good mix of lights, darks and busy prints there so it should all look good when put together.

I would rather have 60"x60" than 54"x54" for a lap quilt, simply because there's a bit more to tuck in when it's chilly.
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Lowena

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 10:27:31 AM »
Your mix looks fine to me, a good variety of tones and colours  :)
I often do 60" x 54" for lap quilts, so 60" x 60" would not be an unusual size.
I'm sure it'll look lovely, very fresh and summery  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

rubywishes

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 11:20:35 AM »
Thanks everyone, most appreciated :)  I'll get back into it tomorrow. Now another question....is it better for the 9 patches to all be the same...that is, 5 blocks floral and 4 blocks plain or should I swap it around a bit? Would that make it look a bit messy?
« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 11:32:00 AM by rubywishes »
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Syrinx

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 11:38:15 AM »
1. 60" is fine. Nice size in my opinion.
2. Not overkill at all
3. Your fabrics are fine, nice mix, good palette, should make a lovely 9 patch quilt :)

Look forward to seeing it in progress and finished!

BrendaP

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 15:14:08 PM »
If you make all the blocks 5 blocks floral and 4 blocks plain
you will end up with groups of 4 floral squares togther - which will be fine, but make sure you use a mix of florals in each block, even if the plains of each block are all the same.
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

rubywishes

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 07:22:12 AM »
But Brenda, if each 9 patch floral is alternated with a plain or floral fussy cut block won't that stop that happening? At the most I will just have the 9 patch blocks "meeting" diagonally at the corner points? ugh..scratching my head now trying to visualise!

1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

BrendaP

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 09:41:37 AM »
Yes, of course it will. :flower:

You said right at the beginningof the the thread about alternating 9-patches with plain squares.
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Fajita

Re: opinions please on "rose" quilt
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 10:10:44 AM »
Cut yourself some coloured in paper squares and have a play with them. Visualisation sorted!