Saturday, August 14, 2010

2012 CQ, Re-Do

Ok, this was my original plan. I thought I would have the 4 blocks around the center as something different. As I worked, I changed my mind and did basic CQ blocks. This just go's to show that what you think at first is best.

I look at the blocks as they are and don't like the center area. I think I need to do fans there in the 4 blocks that I changed. What do you think? Please let me know what your ideas are. I am going to change it. Just not sure how yet.

I want this to be a very graphic CQ. Something that has a visual impact. This isn't it.

7 comments:

Cathy K said...

Kerri, why not do the four blocks around the center green one as half squares? The half of each block that is closest to the center green could also be of the green, giving you a larger center area with which to work. Your initials, IMHO, should be on there (along with the date?), but not as the focus. You could do one larger motif and have a stunning focal point. Just an idea to mull over..... I love your vibrant colors. And remember, it will look alot nicer when it’s “dressed up”. Hugs, Cathy K

Allison Ann Aller said...

I'm thinking along somewhat similar lines as Cathy...
The four blocks in your drawing that have flowers in them...around the center green one...what if they were very light in value, almost white even? That contast could give some graphic punch...
The colors are great!!!

Thelma said...

Kerri, what about on those four blocks using fans to point toward the green block to draw your eye into that area? That would break up some space between the other blocks and you might be able to do some embrodery like in your original plan . I also like Cathy's suggestion too.

piney cq said...

Hi Kerry! The green center draws the eye straight to it and at the moment it doesn't let it move elsewhere. Doing fans in the 4 center blocks might work, but I think the green needs to be something else. The over all affect of this quilt will be fabulous! Gorgeous colors! Hugs...Leslie E

Maureen said...

Kerri, The first thing that jumped out at me when I looked at the photo is the green square in the center. It seemed to throw everything else off. I think sticking with the purple you used on the outside would look more cohesive. Otherwise, I think it is a beautiful quilt so far. Reen

Kerri Murphy said...

I am going to the design board again today. Thanks for your comments. Sometimes we get so caught up in the process that the we lose the intent. That is where I am. I am going to re-arrange some blocks and I have some new ideas.

Debra said...

You could add green as the half square blocks that will fill out the border and that would help tie the central green to the composition.