Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rail Fence Quilts Continue

This quilt started with the block in the top row, center. (See yesterday's post.) Here are the odd fabric combinations that I had in mind. Now, how to describe this quilt? Modern (yellow dots on gray, turquoise and lime green, b&w paint splatter)? Retro? Floral? I love that b&w fabric in the center block. Notice the two blocks going in the wrong (inconsistent) direction? Should I "fix" those, or leave it as is?




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16 comments:

Barb said...

HI karen
I had so much fun studying the quilt and seeing the directional change. Then I read the post - leave it is my vote, I love quilt puzzles -
xo

Stephanie said...

Love the two color rail fences. I love the misdirection of the blocks. I'd leave them as they are.

Ruth said...

I'd keep those odd squares; they add a lot of fun to the quilt

grannyanne said...

You could always use the two ther directions in the corners so that it looks like the center is getting zapped

Exuberant Color said...

I like it just like it is!

robin chapa said...

I LOVE it! I would NOT fix the blocks going in a different direction.... I think it adds so much interest!!! :)

JoAnne said...

I thought you changed directions on purpose - definitely leave it! More interesting...

Marcia W. said...

Leave it as is -- love the graphical nature of the quilt - and the reversed blocks make the quilt appear antique albeit new and modern. I like that juxaposition of modern vs historical styles.

Kathleen said...

DON'T touch those blocks, leave them exactly as they are. Did someone already say that? LOL Looks great - makes the viewer pay attention.

June Calender said...

The consensus is to leave the odd arrangement. It is dramatic and playful. But I have to be the lone voice saying I liked yesterday's arrangement best, partly because the variety of fabrics gives me enough variety and oomph so the odd directional blocks feel like overload. Just a difference of perspective, I think.

Kim said...

Its just fun! Fix it? No Way!
Happy Sewing

Helen said...

Gotta say that I agree with most of the other commenters.

I like the "mis" direction.

As always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Fun!

Kathie said...

this is wonderful! oh please leave it
adds so much fun to the quilt!!!
can't wait to see your sons quilt like this!
I may just have to make one too.
thanks for sharing.
Kathie

Pat from FL and MI said...

Love this! I think the occasional mismatch is interesting. Or go with one diagonal row all going the other way. Adds interest.

Nifty Quilts said...

This is fabulous as it is. I say, do NOT "fix" them! This reminds me of an African American quilt in one of the books--is it "Bold Improvisation"?
Love that black and white herringbone in there.

The Scrappy Bee said...

I really love this quilt. It just keep dancing around. Your fabric choices are fabulous. It is making me just smile and smile. Bonnie