Monday, May 7, 2012

Retro Flowers

I finally determined a layout and got the quilt top pieced together this weekend! 


After spending an hour trying to do a random layout and constantly finding problems, I went with color order.. There were just too many yellow and greens to have a random enough layout.


I'm pleased with the result..
now.. how to quilt it!?

I also spent much of the weekend quilting the never-ending pile of
quilt tops I have, i'm pleased to say -- SUCCESS.
More on them, later this week :)





40 comments:

  1. Oh this looks fantastic! It's always tough to choose a final layout for this sort of thing - you did a great job. It looks gorgeous!

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  2. That looks great girl!! I love the "color order!"

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  3. I really like the soft lines of this design! The colors are pretty,cheery...and yet they have a relaxing, comforting feel.

    hugZ,
    annie
    anniesrubyslipperz.com

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  4. Love it, and the way you arranged the colours is lovely.

    So, did Swoon get under the quilting machine this weekend? ;-)

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  5. This looks lovely just the way you placed it! Very nice. And awesome about quilting this weekend - can't wait to see!!!

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  6. Gorgeous!! I love the color arrangement you chose!

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  7. LOVE it! I love the color arrangement and I'm sure random was a problem with so many of similar colors. It looks great!

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  8. such a great layout - it looks fabulous. Can't wait to see it finished

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  9. Wow. It's very eye-catching laid out in color order. What a lovely design!
    As for quilting - you could try echo quilting one or two lines within each petal and then doing a tight stipple or pebble or "petal" in the white space. Or you could hand quilt inside and outside the petals.
    It's simply gorgeous.

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous! And makes me want to get off my behind and start the one that I have in my head. . .

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  11. Oh it is absolutely beautiful! The arrangement is perfect x

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  12. This is seriously beautiful! And I'd be happy to do a follower Friday!

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  13. Yay, it looks fab laid out that way! I was foiled quilting mine today when I didn't have enough backing fabric, and the stuff I ordered last week didn't arrive by Saturday as expected - grrr.

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  14. Love your gradiant color layout!

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  15. I really like the quilt top! I think it was a great idea to put them in color order. The fabrics look really lovely! I would probably quilt flower petals inside the petals and maybe zigzag the borders. Can't wait to see what you decide!

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  16. You did a good job on the block placement, it looks perfect like this! Beautiful job :)

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  17. It looks great! Like the fact you went by colour rather than random. It's much harder to do when you've made blocks then come to notice most are the same colour scheme!
    Ooo more quilted tops? =D

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  18. Beautiful quilt top! The layout is lovely.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  19. Gorgeous - the fabrics looks lovely together in the colour order!

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  20. Perfect layout! Very lovely!

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  21. Your quilt turned out beautifully.

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  22. This is absolutely beautiful!! I LOVE it!

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  23. btw - i pinned this earlier today and I'm not the only one on Pinterest that loves this. http://pinterest.com/joshandteo/quilts/

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  24. Wonderful quilt. I just love the retro flower and it works so well in color order. Congrats on being so productive.

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  25. It turned out great! Gorgeous colours. Can't wait to see how you'll quilt it.

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  26. Awesome top! Really beautiful Jen - motivation to get moving on mine!

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  27. Jennifer it is beautiful!!! I love the arrangement, it looks perfect!
    There are so many funs ways to quilt this, can't wait to see what you do and you're others too!! :)

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  28. Love it!! The layout you chose is perfect!!

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  29. I love your color layout--it will provide hours of fun just being looked at!
    However you decide to quilt it, I'm eager to see the result!

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  30. I love the way you laid these out! It looks wonderful, the colors are gorgeous!

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  31. It is so pretty!!!!! I can't wait to see it quilt it!. Well done!.

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  32. Man that is gorgeous, well done!! I have wanted to try my hand at this block forever, I need to find the templates somewhere. Thanks for sharing :)

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  33. So pretty! Doesn't come across as overly rainbow-ish? I like it.

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  34. Hi Jennifer... got your note and I repinned it... looks right now!

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  35. Wow girl. Lots of comments! I love the layout. I think you made the right choice, for sure!

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  36. That quilt is absolutely rocking! Colour order was definitely the way to go. Did you use a particular range of fabrics?

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  37. Wow!! I love the layout you have, color order just flows so wonderfully for this one. Can't wait to see how you quilt it. Gorgeous.

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