Sunday, November 17, 2013

I Thought I Knew How it Was Going to Look

Lots going on this weekend. We finally had the birthday party for my youngest--13 yrs. old! Now we have 4 teenagers all at the same time. Crazy stuff. I did get my geese tracks blocks sewn together and thrown up on the wall. Hm... Not sure about this yet. I really did think I knew what I was doing when I planned out my colors!
Geese Tracks on the wall
There is going to be black in the rest of the quilt so I thought a little would be good, but now I'm thinking it's a bit stark. All the backgrounds are a very light gray which comes off as white in these pictures.
6-1/2" Geese Tracks blocks
Definitely going to have to consider this one a bit more before I take off on the rest of my quilt idea. Oh well, it's not like I don't have anything else to work on.*wink

13 comments:

  1. That's one of the surprises with quilting. Its not over though till the fat lady sings. You may find some very fancy quilting on the finished top lifts this a bit. I like the colours though - very old worldy and antiquey looking.

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  2. I was going to say what Shay said about the quilting will make the blocks look less stark. Though I do think the blocks look great! Happy birthday to your 13 year old.

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  3. love your quilt blocks. Have fun with 4 teenagers in the house :) it can be a chore and a delight I'm sure although I only had two.
    I just used the batting I won from you in my Child's Play quilt and working with it by machine was great. I was going to use it in a hand quilted quilt but decided it would be for this one instead, I had very little leftover - enough for a sewing machine cover maybe? thanks again for that win last month :)

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  4. I really like that grey background and I am super impressed that those blocks are 6 1/2" - yowza!

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  5. Another great quilt in the making, Audrey! I don't know how you manage to accomplish as much as you do.

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  6. Quilts sometimes have a mind of their own. I know you and your quilt will have a meeting of your minds soon.

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  7. Four teenagers!! I know life is full :). You will figure out what your quilt needs, just keep listening until it talks to you.

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  8. I chuckled when I read the title of this post. I can't tell you how many times that title has popped into my head for posts. I always think I've imagined what blocks will look like and then am surprised when I see them together. I guess that's why we have design walls, huh?

    I don't know what you envisioned but I think these blocks have a lot going for them. They look like "you."

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  9. Four teenager, wow, I already find one at a time a handful (there is 7 years between our kids). Great blocks, love that pattern, as for the black, a matter of taste. Looks very modern, nice contrast with the traditional block.

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  10. I never really know what my quilts are going to look like until they are finished. Your blocks look great and I know you will work things out and end up with another gorgeous quilt!

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  11. I think your blocks look great - I like the grey. Like everyone else has said, it will come together eventually, but I sure understand about it not being quite what you had envisioned. I think that happens to everyone at some point!
    Good luck with the teenage years! They are wonderful and challenging all at the same time. Quilting can be a real life-saver some days!

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  12. me gusta mucho !!!! seguro que termina siendo precioso
    saludos

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  13. I like your blocks - maybe do a few more before making any decisions?

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