Sometimes things just work. This design is just one of those times. Delicate, dainty, pretty, romantic ……. its got it all.
This one is nice enough, but just doesn’t work like the one above.
There are so many steps to making a quilt, including what it is going to look like in use. Maybe the second one would look perfect on a bed with the framed blocks in the centre of the bed, and the ‘filler’ blocks filling in the space around them and falling over the edge of the bed. The first one would perhaps win more votes in Viewer’s Choice.
Just another decision to make about each quilt project ….. do you want it to be a winner on the wall or on the bed? I design most projects with an end use, small projects for the wall, medium sized ones to have strewn around the living spaces to use as knee rugs, and bigger ones for beds.
With bed quilts I try to keep the main focus on the top of the bed, and although I love borders, I keep the borders fairly simple because in the average bedroom there isn’t room to see the borders properly.
For most of us the huge bedroom with room to waltz around the bed, and see the borders of the quilt, are a dream. I have made a couple of king size quilts which have been auditioned on our queen size bed …… wonderful effect but totally impracticable, especially as I am the one who would have to fight my way past the bits which have half fallen off the bed in the middle of the night for a night time visit to the littlest room in the house!
(It doesn’t help that the biggest bedroom of each of the houses we live in becomes the sewing room/studio!)
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