Saturday, June 5, 2010

project QUILTING Round 2 - The Judges Have Spoken

CRITIQUE: I can see the formal garden, and I love the choice of only using one fabric for the brown. I also really like the choice of the border fabric, it really ties it together. I think the darker blue in the “fountain” draws too much attention away from the other parts of the quilts, especially with the “stone path” already leading your eye there, maybe if it were 4-5 different shades of blue instead of just the two  (several different shades of blue was a good idea - wish I'd thought of that)

CRITIQUE: A wonderful likeness to a formal English garden. Varying the depth in color in the green is truly a nod to nature and an admired detail.
SCORE: 8.5

CRITIQUE: Your story makes this quilt. I really like your colors and contrast. They really tell your story.

CRITIQUE: Lovely interpretation of the flower garden in a traditional quilt. Seems to be a little glitch in the path in the upper left corner.  (oops - BUSTED!  I didn't notice the block turned the wrong way until I was finished quilting and decided I didn't have time to fix it.)

Final Score:  6.875
To my mind that's a generous score for a rather ordinary project that's hiding inside of the box instead of being really different.  With both challenges I played with new things before having to abandon those ideas for something else, so eventually I'll work my way out.  In the mean time it's FUN!

The Road Trip Challenge Winners have been posted and they were so creative.

There will be a new challenge posted tomorrow (June 6th) noon at Kim's Crafty Apple.  Why don't you join in the fun?


Pat said...

Gosh...I didn't notice that boo-boo until I read that particular critique and it seems only ONE of the judges caught it! I think you got some very nice compliments.....congrats on a job well done!!! (And thanks for sharing it with us, too.)

kwiltmakr said...

I think you did a good job and didn't notice the turned block till I read what the judge said. Your very creative.

Anonymous said...

you mean the block wasn't a Y in the road?

I like the formal garden feel. I totally get it with this quilt. Like a virtual garden. I can smell the flowers and hear the busy little bees.

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I have to say that I like the turned block. It adds some additional 'fun' to the quilt and I like how it mixes things up a bit :)