Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Almost Finished Quilt - Need Opinions Please

I finished up the binding on my Playtime quilt a couple of days ago, but technically it’s not quite done. I still need to put something in the large yellow squares, or at least I think I do. That’s where you all come in. I’ve got three choices of what I can do and I’d like to know what you all think.

Option 1 is to simply quilt the rest of the yellow squares. Right now there is an open square space in the middle and the rest is quilted with matching yellow thread.  I could quilt the remaining space with the same thread, or remove the yellow thread and re-quilt that area with a colored thread to tone down the large squares.  Here’s the picture of this option:


Option 2 is larger purple squares, set on point, and quilted on with raw edges:



Option 3 is small purple squares, set straight, and quilted on with raw edges. The squares in this picture aren’t actually cut. I just folded some fabric and laid them on the quilt. The square on the left is a bit larger than the one on the right. If you choose this option, let me know which size square you like the best (i.e. the smaller square on the right or the slightly bigger square on the left).



I’m looking forward to the opinions on this quilt. I think I know which option I prefer, and I know it’s ultimately my decision, but I still want to see what you all think.

16 comments:

synnove75 said...

I like option #2!

Terry said...

Definitely option 2! The purple in the yellow block pulls the whole thing together, and setting the squares on point gives it more motion and interest. :0)

Thelma said...

Option number 2 appeals to me!

Nancy said...

I agree with option 2, but you could also use the purple fabric and cut a large daisy and raw edge applique that in the center of the squares.. It might give it a little whimsy...

Yvonne said...

I like option number 1. Greetings from Slovakia :-)

vivian said...

I like Nancy's suggestion of a purple daisy!!

marie said...

I guess I am the odd man out. I like option 3 and I would use both sizes of the purple squares.

Leah S said...

Option 2 gal here. ;)

Ashley said...

I like option 2 best. I think it really ties the whole quilt together nicely.

Loris said...

Love option #2! Thanks for a fun chance to vote...much better than candidates :-)

Claudia said...

Option #2

janet said...

I like option 2. That is a great quilt, I love the colors!

Karen said...

Just popped in to your blog for the first time. I love opinion posts. I like #2. What a great quilt - yellow and purple are so happy together.

Linda said...

My first time on your blog and I liked option 2 the best. I am new to blogging and quilting, but I been sewing since I was very young. Thanks for sharing!

Frog Quilter said...

OPTION #2.

Love any quilt with strings. Beautiful.

Zlaty said...

Lovely scrappy project!