Elevenses 45 and 46

Lots of pretty-ness!

Even prettier!

I think I must be going through a girly stage!

One of the things which stands out for me in this design is the open spaces … great for some creative quilting, but also great place to rest the eyes. I have been seeing a lot of quilts which are crammed full of wonderful work, but which just overpower the senses.

I really don’t think that too much is not enough … too much is just too much. Busy fabrics crammed onto a block, and then the blocks being shoe horned into the quilt top, then surrounded by equally busy borders. Allow space for the features of your design to shine, don’t crowd them in with more features which deserve their own space to shine.

The busiest designs could be broken into two, sometimes even more, quilts, giving all the elements room to show off.

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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6 Responses to Elevenses 45 and 46

  1. billiemick says:

    Too all the girlies out there….nice block.


  2. Candy Walker says:

    I like this Judy, especially the second one, it’s a real nice ‘Afternoon tea’ tablecloth design. Is that what you thought too with the name ‘Elevenses’.


  3. Glynis says:

    The second one almost has a pale ‘tartan’ background about it, very nice!


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