Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Flimsy Finished

Near the beginning of June I started a quilt  
which I called Windmills or Winter ???
 (Both are in Cultural Fusion Quilts.)
Because I was going on a quilt retreat with my guild,
I imagined how I thought it would look & tried a couple of test blocks.  
They were okay so I cut the pieces out in advance.
This is not how I usually work & as I made more & more blocks,
I liked the top less & less.
So I put it aside for a while & then started up again,
& now I like what I've made
and look forward to finishing it.

This top is inspired by Sujata's 
To me it seems to be somewhere between Windmills & Winter.


  1. I really love the values and the movement of the values. I love all the fabrics and all the different textures. It is really a splendid, sophisticated work. Congratulations!

  2. I think it turned out wonderfully!

    And I completely understand falling in love, then out of love, then back into love/like/satisfied-with as a quilt top evolves.

  3. Beautiful with the gradation from light to dark and the pink used in the right place in the right amount, just right!

  4. I think its wonderful, I often fall out of love with a work in progress. "Winter" is next up for my Cultural Fusion quilts. Thank you for sharing your quilt with us

  5. Yea! Beautiful. I love how those little bits of pink give it softness.

  6. Most quilts that I spend a lot of time with have a period where I dislike them........then they start to come together and usually I really like how they turn out in the end.

  7. I am also like you, very rarely I work on a project with already picked out fabrics. Also one of the reasons retreats are not as much fun to pack for but eventually I end up adding more to whatever I am working with from my stash when I get back home. I love the texture and addition of a bit of color in this quilt. It turned out beautiful!

  8. Very nice gradation from light to dark. Like everyone else, I love your restrained bits of soft pink. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

  9. I love this, the soft colours and gradation, I think Winter a perfect title! know just where you're coming from with the like it/don't like it scenario as I had the same problem with my Rail Fence.
    I am back in "don't like it" camp with mine!!

  10. Beautiful! I love the tonal quality and shift from light to dark.

  11. I only saw this quilt on the tiny screen of my phone. So happy to see it her eon big screen. I imagine it looks even more beautiful in person! Margaret, this is an excellent rendition of Winter!


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