Monday, March 28, 2011

The latest blocks

I'm slowing down but I did get another five blocks done for the flower garden quilt.
I'll call this one my monkey flower.
I love how the black and orange one turned out. I figured there would be some darker fabrics in the borders so wanted to get some in the middle section of the quilt.
Lets not forget the pretty pastel blooms. The backgrounds are all the same fabric, it's just photography in different lights that make them look different.
Since my design wall is being occupied at the moment. I had this idea to put them all together in a photo collage to see how mixed and balanced the colours are. Do you think I need a bit more red or maybe something else?

53 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just beautiful...I love the fabric and the colours are just awesome...

GerryART said...

No opinion as to what color to add.
BUT, I love this selection of appliqué.
These are wonderful.
Hugs,
Gerry

Oops-Lah said...

I think the colours are well balanced. But who am I to give you advise ;). But seriously, it looks stunning.

Nedra said...

They all look so pretty together. And the top one certainly does look like a monkey.

Funoldhag said...

They are beautiful. Trust your eye for color - you are spot always spot on.

shez said...

i love them Janet you are a very clever lady

Dixie said...

Gorgeous flowers, and I think they look very well balanced. You are doing a marvelous job on these! Love seeing them all together...

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous. i love the fabrics. They look great all together. Happy Stitching,

Janet said...

Your photo collage is wonderful - I love to see all your blocks together. The variety in the shapes of the leaves is marvelous.

liberal sprinkles said...

More yellow? But it looks great as is, the flowers are all so yummily gorgeous, something I could stare at for ages but I wouldn't dare try, I'm only on my first quilt and it's an easy peasy one!
Have a great week ahead!

Patchwork and Play said...

I agree with Liberal Sprinkles .. a touch more yellow to balance out the red/blue/purple palette? This is a beautiful quilt, you should be very proud of these stunning blocks!

Shirley said...

MORE PINK. Oh, sorry! not my quilt. It looks great Janet. Love the colours.

Sewjournal said...

A touch more purple but then I'm biased. :)

Ethne said...

What an amazing colourful collection of flowers
Oh I might use the basic design of some of these for Barbs panels (in a more simplified form)
Great work

Jessica said...

Seriously stunning!

Cathy said...

What an amazing garden you are growing here Janet. Love the collage how did you do that? It seems pretty balanced to me. xo

Carol said...

They are gorgeous...trust your eye...you'll know...they're just amazing!

quiltsatwork said...

hi Janet, they look lovely. im doing mine shabby chic turquoise and pinks...
its great to see the variety from the same pattern.

Janet said...

Gorgeous. I wouldn't change a thing.

*karendianne. said...

Janet these are so much fun!!! I love each and every unique piece. I'm absolutely no help when it comes to feedback. You've got plenty of balance there - from here on out - it seems up to your artistic self!!! Gosh, this is just great over coffee. By the way, the collage was a great idea to visualize and display and share!!! Thank you. *karendianne.

Stephanie said...

Great flowers and collage. I have an untrained "color" eye but your colors look balanced to me.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Janet you did a great job fussy cutting those into perfect flowers! My eye moved all around your collage, I think you got the colors just right.

Terry said...

Your flower blocks are just lovely Janet! It's so nice seeing them all together like that! :0)

Sujata said...

So gorgeous! I am going to say that I miss seeing the hot pinks, magenta reds from his fabric collection.. I may not be seeing the colors right.

Karen said...

I never cease to be impressed by your work! These are amazing. Beautiful!

ranette said...

Puuurrrfect!!!!

Crispy said...

I'm thinking that the blocks look well balanced as is, just a little rearranging would do the trick. But then red being my favorite color, the more the merrier LOL.

The new blocks are lovely, especially love the one with the autumn colors.

Crispy

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful! The colors seem to all work well together!

Teresa said...

Wow! Those are amazing! Doesn't look like you are slowing down at all (grin!).

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Julee said...

What a beautiful garden !!! They all look so wonderful together.

Kaaren said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Janet.

I think all the blocks look stunning together but since you asked *wink*, I would add a little more purple because the block on the top right of the collage of photos does seem to dominate simply because of the size of the flower.

Having said that, it would still receive top marks in my books just the way it is.

Mary said...

I love the fabric variety you have. (And I love the collage tool! It makes it so much easier to see how things look together.) YOu always do a great job on coordinating colors.

frayedattheedge said...

It all looks good to me - and what a great idea to do the collage - I shall have to remember that!!

Kristen said...

So pretty and unique in design!

Mimi said...

I am thinking they are just beautiful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

janet - I so admire your technique. You amaze me.

wendywoo63 said...

Just beautiful love your colours and fabrics finding the right mix is my problem seem to favour the pinks,and blue tones lol Wendy

Ivory Spring said...

WOW... again I am in awe, Janet! I think a bit more red will really make the overall quilt top POP. But even if you don't add red, I think it will still be gorgeous.

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is the most beautiful bouquet of flowers I've seen in a long time!! All your flowers have so much personality!

Ann Champion said...

Your "monkey flower" is so fun..and I love the way the pattern falls in your newest dark one, especially.
Thank you for finding a way to post all of the blocks together. It's a treat to see them.
They look like they're dancing!

Thimbleanna said...

So, this is slowing down, huh? At that rate, I'm officially dead LOL. I LOVE them. Your colors all look great!

PatSloan said...

Squealing they are SO STINKIN CUTE!

Francien said...

Janet you dont need advice from us!!...look how gorgious this blocks are...love them...what a lovely fabric and that patterns...awesome!!//looking forward to your progress...greetings Francien.

Donna K. from N. TX said...

Absolutely gorgeous blocks, fabric selection, fussy cutting, patterns, the whole works! Love the collage photo. Keep up the good work and keep sharing with us.

Deb said...

Janet I think your flowers are just beautiful and I know the quilt will be stunning. I don't think you have a colour balance problem. The colours are glorious. But if I squint at it two beautiful yellows pop out - I would add a couple more fabrics that pop (is that called value? I'm never sure). Can't wait to see it all together.

Kim D. said...

What a great collage of flowers and I love the fabrics and colors you've selected. Looks like the perfect flower garden to me.

Maree: said...

WOW! all your Blocks are just Gorgeous...Love seeing them altogether...
cheers

Darlene said...

Beautiful, Janet!!!

EileenKNY said...

Janet, the only thing it needs is my name on the label!! LOL!!
These blocks are truly beautiful-you do homage to Kim's designs.

kmcl said...

Love all the blocks Mrs Q!! they look very colourful, Kim McL

Taryn said...

I would shuffle the collage a few times and see how the colors balance mixed differently. The way they are currently arranged it is a little "green heavy" on the left side of the middle. I love the look, but it is soft and you might want a little more punch which I think you can accomplish with a tiny bit more red or darker purple. Don't forget the colors will all be mixed into the sashing, too.

Sherri Lynn Wood said...

Love these applique flowers - great use of prints. Wow!

Robin said...

So pretty! I love seeing all of the blocks together in the collage. It's like a big, bright, happy garden.