Saturday, September 03, 2011

blue strings

Here's the string top I've been working on lately.  I used paper towels as a foundation, so I will have to wash it before I give it away, to make sure it doesn't lumpify.

Here's Foxie, in black and white to see the contrast of the different strings.  I'm trying to look at quilts in both color and black and white, to get a better handle on contrast.

I was planning to give this quilt to my teenage nephew, who wants a quilt.  But, this block had my teen son a little worried- see Peter Rabbit in the lower left block?  My thought is that it does not matter, but I thought I'd ask the blogosphere what it thinks? I have time to consider, while I quilt it.

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Clare said...

I don't think it matters either.

Gorgeous quilt.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Neither do I. However, if your son does than he is thinking like a teen boy and I am thinking like a senior citizen whose kids are already grown. Could you stamp something on it, paint something on it etc...all the things that we do to jazz up art quilts would work. It just take a bit of bravery once a quilt is already finished. I think if it was dark blue not light, your son probably would never have seen it but now his eyes are drawn to that one block. Goodluck with choices but really, a quilt is a quilt and scrappy does mean scrappy ;)

DragonPoodle said...

it wouldn't matter to me, but you could take a pigma pen and draw a mustache on the rabbit and make it a subversive rabbit. better yet, let the teenage son do the rabbit alterations.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I don't think it would make a difference at all.

Magpie Sue said...

Who knows, your nephew may have fond memories of Peter Rabbit and wouldn't mind sharing the quilt with him!