Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Liberated Life!

Well... at least my liberated QUILT life. LOL 
So... if I have had so much fun making the Liberated Star blocks... you had to know that it wouldn't be long before I branched out to other patterns. :-)
Here are my liberated geese.  Aren't they fun!  I decided to stick with a gray background for each of the triangle blocks.  I really wanted to showcase the bright fabrics. 
Option 1
I had so much fun in my studio on Sunday creating these - gleefully cutting into my contemporary fabrics and selecting backgrounds from my small stash of grays.  Then I hit a dilemma.  How should I put the rows together?  I thought I knew what I wanted.... but <gasp> when I stepped back from my design wall, I wasn't so convinced. 
Option 2
I thought... "maybe I should just try reversing the row in the middle....."  Hmmmm, still not convinced.
Option 3
Of course, I told myself, "you can always move the rows around to a different order....."  Hmmm.. more pondering.
My husband came downstairs and I recruited his opinion... with the various options. <more pondering.....>
 
So I am putting it out there to any of you that might have an opinion.  1, 2 or 3? I would appreciate any feedback you have... or maybe a whole new suggestion!  It's fun to experiment, so let me know what you think.  I don't even want to explore the border/no border option yet on this little quilt! LOL
 
Happy Stitching!
 
Deb
 

25 comments:

  1. option 3 though i really like them in the first photo as a long chain!

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  2. I agree - I like the third option and I especially love your color choices!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! The colors really speak to me!

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  3. This is a really cool idea, with the liberated approach. Very nifty. I like option 3, as well!

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    1. I am really loving this liberated quilting. It is especially exciting as an alternative to some traditional, needle-turn applique I have been doing.

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  4. Without seeing the other comments first, I am also more attracted to #3. I don't know why. Another possible suggestion is the free downloadable pattern by Robert Kaufman entitle Remixed Geese. That quilt is on my bucket list. The sample is done in contemporary fabrics. Keep us posted.

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    1. Jill, thank you so much for the referral to Remixed Geese - I will definitely check it out. This was such a fun little quilt - I might have to make a larger one!

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  5. Oh those liberated geese are fabulous.

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  6. Those liberated geese are so fun! I'm a sucker for flying geese, and these are just fantastic!

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    1. These were so much fun.. .and a lot more Liberating than the traditional style I have made in the past. And they went really fast.. which sometimes helps the creative juices flowing.

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  7. I'm loving Options 2 & 3... who says geese have to fly in the same direction? These are liberated geese after all!

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    1. Very good point!! Thank you for stopping by.. I will keep you posted on the progress!

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  8. I love them all flying in the same direction myself, but the balance of the greens in option 3 is really really nice. Maybe more geese is the way forward. they're fab.

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    1. Steph, I have to agree. There is something about option 3 that is very appealing.. but I can't put my finger on it. And I have thought about more geese... why not, right!

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  9. I would have flipped that middle row too!! Love the colors of #3...and that grey background is perfect!! A fun sunday sewing day for sure!!!

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    1. Thanks, Val. Always enjoy hearing your view on things. I definitely think those geese need to fly in opposite directions!

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  10. Love it. I actually like 1 the best- there's so much going on already that I don't think you need to flip any geese... But it's fab no matter what.

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    1. Hi! thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my flying geese! I was so set on option 1 in the beginning.. but still no decision. Thanks for letting me know what you think - I will keep you posted!

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  11. Love option 2, the fabrics are great.

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    1. Yes, I am really loving these fun, bright fabrics - especially against the gray. Thanks for letting me know which option you like best.

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  12. What fun, those bright colours on grey. I like the continuing zig zag movement of option in 2 and 3, created by liberated geese!

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    1. Hi Jane - thanks! Yes, I agree on the movement that flipping that middle row creates. They are so fun to make - maybe I need to make a few more! Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Love these flying geese Debra - no matter how you arrange them!!!!

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  14. Your geese are so colorful! Not sure which way I like them flying.

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