Saturday, May 20, 2006

Patriotic Design Play



Here's my first attempt at a layout for the patriotic blocks I'm making. The only ones that are done so far are the words LIBERTY AND JUSTICE, the feathered star, and the 4 log cabin with motif blocks along the bottom. The sizes of the rest of them are not set in stone yet, although I do have all the little triangles done for the pinwheel fireworks next to the house, they don't have to be pinwheels... they could be any design that uses hsts. I was also thinking about echoing the center of the feathered star - using some of the pinwheels for that instead.

Any feedback? Is there too much going on in there already? Should I eliminate some blocks and use more solid background chunks? Shrink the watermelon?

11 comments:

Lily said...

Where is the pussycat in the watermelon?!!! That was my favourite bit :)

Do you need the 9-patch to the above right of the house? It looks a little busy to me right in that spot. I like the four blocks at the bottom to anchor the whole quilt.

Tonya R said...

LOVE the firecracker. Seriously love that. Don't care for the ice cream cone - doesn't look quite right to me there.

To me the most important thing is how does it look for REAL. I'm impressed with your ability to use EQ, but lets see the real fabric blocks displayed together.

KCQuilter said...

I think it looks very striking! 'Specially liking the firecracker and feathered star. Wish I had that much control over my EQ5 LOL!

Tropical Screamer said...

Wow. What a spectacular quilt.

Darilyn

Simonetta said...

Uhhhaaauuu,It will be a beautiful quilt for July 4, really :))))

Hanne said...

I really like your patriotic quilt as it is :-) Lovely feathered star !

cher said...

I think instead of the ice cream cone block, maybe another heart block would work there...I like the water melon..but it seems like the house block should be larger...
fun to play around and see how changes will look...gonna be a great quilt!

Finn said...

It looks great Jane, and the nice thing is that you can change everything around before you actually make the blocks!!!

Ali Honey said...

Jane it's looking good...I love red and there is plenty of that. Please, you need to email me, with your email address, so I can send you the self crusting quiche recipe( it is in word doc form). My email is on my profile in my blog.Cheers Alison.

Linda_J said...

Have Ali post that quiche recipe---I wouldn't mind having it too!

Welcome to the stashquilts ring, Jane. Love the EQ mockup. I think I would re-size the watermelon a bit and squeeze in a row of flying geese.

Mary said...

Wow, I was going to say it looks great just like it is but then I read all the other comments and I think you got some really good suggestions. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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