Design wall Monday Dec 12,2011

It has taken a huge amount of time to get to this point on this Judy Niemeyer Lone Star, and when I put the diamonds up on the design wall last night I was really disappointed. I wanted to do a more neutral quilt, but this one is really blah. It’s not so bad up close where some of the smaller textures show, but it definitely is missing a zinger. I have my final class on it tomorrow. I bought enough patterns and fabric to make it up to a queen size quilt, but now that I see it, I’m not sure I want to put that much more work into it. Bummer. I hope your design wall Monday is better.

Happy Quilting,

Becky

Comments

Judy D in WA said…
Oh dear! I was shocked to read you are disappointed in this. Hopefully the next sections will make you happier.
I find it quite stunning! I just love her designs and cannot wait to do another.
Diane said…
We all have our own expectations when making a quilt. Since I'm not familiar with this design, I think it's lovely.
Bummer is not what we want to feel after so much time and effort.
Hope you can figure out a happy ending.
Darlene said…
I came to your blog today through Patchwork times b/c your quilt stood out. I think your quilt is stunning and I can't wait to see it finished. Will be looking forward to seeing more of it as you progress along. -Darlene
Sally Hamilton said…
I think this lone star is really pretty - I love the subtle blues;it's very elegant.
Krista said…
I'm sorry you aren't happy with this. I think this is gorgeous. Maybe you can find a way to incorporate more of the light/bright blue, to liven it up a bit? After all that work, I hope you find the love for this quilt.
Annie said…
I'm used to working with a bolder color scheme, but your quilt is quietly beautiful!
I think it is beautiful too but if you're not happy with it...

You could take that center section and make a table topper with it and then make a new middle star. Hopefully you will grow to like it or are inspired with a way to "fix" it.
Kari Nitzel said…
I am really sorry to hear that you are disappointed. I find it very stunning. Hope you can find a way to get it to work out for you.
I, too, like this. It looks a bit masculine. Could this be what is bothering you?
Connie said…
I'm sorry you're disappointed in the way your star is turning out. When I opened your blog and saw the picture, my first thought was "wow, it's beautiful!". I hope you can make minor adjustments to be pleased with it.
Bonnie said…
Hey girl, do you need my address to mail it to me? I am sure it would look great ANY where in my house! Wanted you to know it looks fabulous. But I do understand it isn't coming out the way you thought it would. Maybe it'll be a wall hanging instead of a bed cover. Or maybe you can spice up the other stars ... and, maybe it just needs some "aging" to make it shine for you... keep us posted on what you decide to do.
Amy said…
It really is very pretty! But I know you want and need to feel happy with it. I have a hard time finishing projects I don't have a passion for. If your not feeling the love for it, maybe you could turn it into a tablerunner.
Keep going! I had a quilt I was "slightly disappointed" in--and after a fellow blogger looked at it--and made some suggestions---it turned out EXACTLY what I was trying for. Sometimes we're just out of our comfort zone--ruts get pretty comfy--so don't give up!
Linda said…
Hey Becky....I think your quilt is stunning!! Bring it for show -n- tell on tuesday. Ya know its 'my' colors LOL ;-) (((hugs))) Linda
Quilter's Diary said…
If you want to add some color, you could just surround the star with something bright. I love red for this purpose. I think your star looks great the way it is. But in my opinion, you can never have too much color!

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