Monday, February 06, 2012

Design Wall Monday #6

I am getting an early start on this month's UFO challenge project. I already have most of the blocks on the design wall.
This project started about a year ago with a bag of donated scraps, and the pattern is called Hip Baby. I have enough fabric to make this quilt 8 blocks by 10 blocks, and this is the first layout attempt. I see many changes that need to be made, but mostly I am wondering about taking out the dark blue blocks. They really seem to stand out and I don't know if it gives it a punch or is too much of a distraction! What is your recommendation - should the blue stay or go?
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31 comments:

Mary said...

I like the darker blue in the picture. I love this combination of colors, too. I think they give it interest, otherwise there aren't any darks at all.

Nann said...

I like the dark blue, too. They provide a focal point. Nice colors overall!

Julie in GA said...

I like the dark blue in there too. Without it, all you have are medium values. I think you need the darker one for some contrast. Would you like it better if you added some darker green too?

Sue Daurio said...

I like the dark blue, gives it motion and your eye travels all over. I also love the blocks of plaid in there too. Great scrap quilt

Susan said...

I think you should leave the darker blue in. I think the quilt would look too flat without the dk blue.

Denise :) said...

Kathy, this is gorgeous and I love the shades of blue! I don't think the dark blue is too much at all -- it's nicely spread throughout the quilt top and adds eye interest! :)

Ellen said...

I also agree that they should stay in. I just love the colours - really pretty.

Kris said...

Definitely keep the dark blue. Otherwise it will be too washed out. I love that it is all so bright and happy.

Gari said...

Wow, what a bright quilt this is going to be. I really like the darker blue as it gives the eye something to rest on. Donated, huh? What a gift.

Jane said...

I like it! The dark blue is good. Maybe just distribute a little differently.

Connie said...

I would agree with most people to leave the dark blue blocks in, they seem to add a pop to your layout. This is going to be neat!

Bonnie said...

Ha! You asked about the dark blue blocks and your audience has responded! I like them also. And, heck you are closer to the number of blocks you need if you leave them in! Congratulations on being the first person to join Mr. Linky today!

Janet O. said...

Okay, I'll throw in my two cents worth. The dark blue adds needed contrast for more visual interest. I would leave it in but, as mentioned in another comment, just distribute it evenly throughout the quilt.
This is a very fun and funky design, or should I say very "hip"?

Cathy said...

I'll make it unanimous, and say kepp them in.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I like the blue. It's a great project.

Gail said...

This is great, wonderful happy colors, and I think the blue needs to stay.

Mary said...

Ooooooh, Kathy! I love these colors.

Jeanne said...

That will be a great quilt, Kathy! I like the darker blues in there. It gives it a zing and there are enough of them spaced throughout the quilt.

Linda in Calif. said...

I like the dark blue too. Gives it some personality. So cool to see it up on your design wall.

Maya said...

Lovely quilt!
I'd vote to keep the blues. I the tiny image of the quilt that shows up in Judy's linky list, the blue adds so much interest.

pcflamingo said...

I like the dark blue - it's a nice POP of color.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I vote to keep the blue in! Where will this quilt find a home?

Kate said...

I'd leave in the darker blues, they do add a nice punch.

Quilty Conscience said...

I too like the darker blue in there. I love all those fabrics together. Very Nice!

Vivian said...

Same opinion as the others -- the darker blue is an interesting part that definitely belongs. These wonderful colors just grabbed my eyes and went straight to my heart. Love it!

sewnut said...

The dark blues are great little pops that smile. Leave them in!!!

AnnieO said...

Pretty colors! I vote for the dark blue to stay in. Maybe if you put one in each of the corners it will bother you less?

Helen in the UK said...

Great start!! I think I'm with the majority is saying that the dark blue should stay :)

Sarah said...

Definately leave in the dark blue (it gives really nice contrast) but I would move them about more evently. Love the colours by the way!

kwiltnkats said...

Keep the dark blue. It adds interest and that punch you talk about. Some great scraps in your project.

Mary said...

I love it the way it is!