Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Little Disappointed - FAL

 The crazy fish quilt is done!  Mark another finish off my 3rd quarter goals.



I should be a little happier that I was able to get another quilt on my Finish -A Long list quilted and bound but I found myself feeling a little lackluster over the finish. Stepping back from the quilt and viewing it in its entirety, it is a whole lot of blue and very busy. 



However, I really do love all the prints I used in this project.  Some of my very favorite Brandon Mably prints are in here.  So I think when I get it out this winter on movie night and snuggle close, their whimsey will make me smile and I will appreciate it a little bit more.


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Also linking up with Needle and Threads Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Can I get a Whoop Whoop? Fridays at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


16 comments:

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

Disappointed? I looove it! Maybe because the main colors are my favorites. I don't think it has too much blue or is too busy either. Maybe you've just seen too much of it lately. Put it away for a few weeks, pull it out and THEN you'll love it :)

Whitney Taylor said...

Seems like there is a lot of quilt disappointment to go around this week! Next week will be better.

Lorna McMahon said...

I totally concur with Julie on this one! I love blue! When the winter blahs set in - those happy fish will have you smiling too!

sarahquilts.com said...

Might just need a little time away from it! I get so tired of looking at mine that I forget why I loved them in the beginning...

Silvana said...

Amazing colors! I love it!

raye said...

I love it!!! Looks bluetiful to me!

Stitch by Stitch said...

I really like it! The large print fabrics really grabs your attention, great quilt!

Ali said...

I think it is gorgeous (but blue is my favourite colour anyway). I agree with Julie, perhaps you need to put it out of sight for a bit and then bring it back out.

Susan Owenby said...

I have three things to say here...

1. I really like it! I do see what you're saying and a few neutrals may have really changed this quilt. The down side, a few neutrals would likely have really change this quilt!

2. The others are probably right. It's amazing how much more I like something I thought I hated when I don't look at for a month or more. Something about getting a break from it gives me a chance to love it again.

3. You may never love it. I think that is not only totally OK - but necessary for artists to go through. If this turns out to be a style you don't like, you've just taken a fork on your artist path and defined your voice a little further. When you look at it that way, even if you don't like it, you will see the experience and knowledge gained from it creating a positive emotional connection to it. (well, at least I do with mine!)

:) Susan @theboredzombie.com

Kathy said...

Looks like a good poolside quilt!

The Sassy Quilter said...

Is this blue quilt got you blue too, because it is making me smile! I love the colors and prints. They almost have an iridescent effect. Great job, don't be too hard on yourself.

mycreativecorner3 said...

I love it, I think you will once it "rests" for a while!

Kelly Young said...

I really like this one Cynthia! I think all of the blue really gives it a great under water feel. I bet you'll like it once you take a little break from it.

I'm so glad you shared this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Vicki said...

Oh so fishy! Love it a lot. It is most definitely NOT to blue.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Congratulations it is a beautiful quilt. Enjoy. Stopping by from Whoop Whoop

Sarah Craig said...

It is a beautiful quilt, Cynthia - blue is a very calming color, so drag it out on a day when you're feeling stressed out - I bet it will change your mood! Whoop whoop for a fabulous finish!!