Friday, May 4, 2012

Not a Cowboy Quilt

The cowboy quilt got nixed for my Jubilee Quilt. It's been hanging on my design wall, and you know what? I'm not a designer. The darn center could have sat there until I was jubilee X2 and would never have made it into a quilt. So I thought I'd jump in with two feet.
The worse thing that could happen is that it turns out funky, weird, dumb, unbalanced. Hey! It wouldn't be the first time for me, or the first time in history.
Playing around with a basket in the corner. My spiky border is so short now! I'm considering putting the spikes on one or two sides and the zig zag (that I made some time ago) on the other borders.
Definitely going to need something more in this corner. But this is staying. I'll just keep adding stuff. lol
My initials and the date will go somewhere, just don't know where yet.

Have a fantastic weekend! I must get the borders on the cowboy quilts!!

38 comments:

  1. I know your Jubilee will all come together and be wonderful. I could look at that center all day!

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  2. It is lovely Lori and well worth the effort to continue and finish before the next Jubilee!

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  3. Hey Lori, I love the set!!!! and I know you can fill up those corners with all kinda cool stuff! Brova, for jumping in with both feet, cheers, CW

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  4. I like it - especially the letters! Keep goin'!

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  5. I'd say you ARE a designer! Looks wonderful!

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  6. Lori,
    It looks fabulous! I love the green all around the medallion and that saw tooth border looks so catchy! I agree with Maureen, You ARE a designer.

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  7. Looking good Lori :-) love the spiky border and setting the centre block in green and yellow. Just remember there are no mistakes only design features!

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  8. Wow! Lori , this is going to be so stunning when you finish.
    I'm sure you will finish it soon.

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  9. I agree...this quilt is going to be STUNNING!! Love what you are doing with the corners...and the date is going to add a lot of charm to it too!And the spiky border just ties it all up like ribbon on a package!!
    P

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  10. I think your progress looks good. Those appliqued corners will be wonderful. You gotta use the spikey border - I love it :0)

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  11. it's interesting, once you start getting your hands back on a project and moving things around on the design wall it begins to communicate with you and parts of the design just seem to find their place . . . it's coming together beautifully~!
    it's good to see it again and i too love the bold signature you have planned.

    wishing you some sunshine for your weekend.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  12. Beautiful! Fun to see your progress.

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  13. Lori -- I love it !! Thanks so much for sharing -- funny thing is I had a similar idea for a UFO of mine -- my first ever needle turn applique that is waiting for some attention... Appreciate your feedback if you have a minute to look !

    http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com/2012/03/applique-thursday-dancing-flower.html

    Can't wait to see the progress on your Jubilee Quilt !

    Karen

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  14. OH I just love it, love those letters and that basket and leaves/flowers perfect
    hahaha YOU are a designer, your doing such a great job
    keep going!
    Kathie

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  15. This looks so good, Lori. And good for you for wanting to finish it up. I just love those colors!!

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  16. Wow! Fantastic! Love those colors! Love the design! I just love it!

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  17. Love the colors, such a striking quilt. I know you didn't ask for suggestions, but what if you shortened the stems on the flowers in the corner and added two more fern fronds. I'd also suggest that you stick with an odd number of things in the vase. Just for balance. Good luck. I know how frustrating it can be to get stuck. And, enjoy the cowboy quilts. I bought another cowboy fabric this weekend in a grab bag and thought of you. Lane

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  18. Lori this looks great!! Love your lettering too. I'm so glad you are doing your own thing. It will be so much more special to you !
    xx

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  19. It is beautiful and I think the spiky border looks great out there. I love what you are doing in the corner. Yes, it will benefit from some additions, but what you have there is lovely!
    I think that is a great style for the lettering, wherever you end up putting it.
    You only have to please yourself with this quilt, but I will say it sure looks pleasing to me, too!

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  20. Its looking great. I think sometimes the fear of things not turning out perfect makes me procrastinate in the design process. I am itching to have the time to just work on something with no real plan and just let the quilt take me where it wants to go. I love both of your borders and can't wait to see where this quilt takes you.

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  21. I think it is going to be absolutely beautifufl when you are done. Just keep doing what pleases your eye. You can't go wrong.
    Red and Green quilts were show quilts originally. Don't be afraid, the quilt will tell you what it wants, just listen to your heart and intuition. That is how my quilts and other projects speak to me.

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  22. It's awesome and you ARE a designer, no question about it.

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  23. I love how you've set it on point---and the corner applique is great! Looking GOOD, Lori!

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  24. I agree with everyone ahead of me who assured you that you indeed ARE a designer. You'll be putting the parts together just as you want them, at your pace, removing and adding, moving and deleting. It's going to be a fun design process for you, and we'll enjoy watching over your shoulder.

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  25. I know you say you are not a designer but you have nailed this one, Lori. The green triangles surrounding the center is what it needed. Gives the piece a vibrant look. The appliques pick up the colors from the center. It will be a very good quilt.

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  26. It is looking good! Look forward to seeing what comes next.

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  27. As I scrolled down each photo got better and better. Love what you are doing.

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  28. The jubilee quilt is looking impressive already. The colours you're using are so vibrant, love it!

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  29. I love everything about it so far! I'm a little late on my jubilee, but you inspire me to make one. Maybe I could make a Jubilee Plus!

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  30. I love it Lori!! Love the colours, love the basket and flower and leaves, love it all!! Great work!!

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  31. WOW!! It says Jubilee to me. I think the more you add to it--the more fun this design is going to be. The green setting triangles just jump out and grab the eye. The middle is just such a neat idea!! The fronds will add a great texture to the design. If it gets too be too wonky--it will be even better!!

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  32. I think you are doing a fantastic job of designing. Carry on!!!!

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  33. You have such good instincts - this is going to be perfect!! Don't second guess yourself!

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  34. I think you're being to hard on yourself. I'm loving your flower pot corners, it's all looking good to me. I hope you'll continue with it. Maybe put it away for a week and then get it back out and get a fresh look. As I said, I really like it!

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  35. I just know this will turn out to be a stunner. It's looking great already.

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  36. looling great and I love the flowers for the corenr!...it will be so beautiful

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  37. Don't get too overwhelmed, the quilt will grow at its own pace, so far it's looking wonderful!!! Here Downunder there is a song where in the chorus it says "From little things, big things grow...",

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  38. This is looking great Lori! I do like that spikey border - dogged determination would get more done!! (being cheeky I know)

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