Friday, April 04, 2008

Day 54 - of 100 Days of Quilts

Nantucket Rose
This is DEFINANTLY another one of my favorites. (I have a lot of those) We created this large wallhanging to show off our Cape Cod fabric collection, and I love the way it turned out. I think it is a very classic quilt, with traditional piecing, but in the urn, we created a unique flower arrangement, so that it did have a fun little twist to it. We also chose a very classic color combination, keeping everything in the tan/brown/chocolate family, and only adding a spark of burgundy, and green.
If you ask Cori, she will tell you that this project is 'Myra size' which means that it is probably 70" x 70" square. For some reason, I really do like this size. It's an extra large wallhanging, and I love those. Most people do find this an un-practical size, but I enjoy making quilts, they don't always have to be practical. So I have a question for you. Do you choose projects to make, based on their finished sizes? Because with some quilt patterns, the finished size is really odd. So does that matter to you? Let me know what you think, so that in the future, I know if I need to designs quilt to be a bit more practical.
See you tomorrow.
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Judy said...

Hey, just started this quilt this week. I will be bringing it to the retreat to work on.I am going to Dryden for the show also so see you both there.

Ginny Worden said...

I never let the size of a quilt determine be the deciding factor in making it. If it is something I like, I make it. I may change if it is square/ versus rectangular if I want it for a bed, but that is rare. I am all about the journey, not necessarily the destination.

Jackie said...

I totally agree with Ginny....the size of most quilts is not important. It also can be changed most of the time...if I like a pattern, I go for it!

ritz said...

Just found your blog site and I love it....the 100 quilts are wonderful to look at..I have looked at all the quilts but not read all the blogs, I will try to keep up now.

Cori Derksen & Myra Harder said...

Hello Ladies! Love the comments and feed back - exactly what we are looking for. And for Judy, I can hardly wait to see her quilt as if I remember correctly, she picked blues and greens.
Thanks for all the great comments ladies, it's also nice to know that you enjoy the quilts!

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