Saturday, December 8, 2012

FIXED! Thanks to blogging friends. . .

Thank you, THANK YOU to the many people who responded to my plea for some advice. I used a composite of all your ideas and some of my own and shown below is what I came up with. [Please forgive the bad picture - this little quilt is NOT wonky, but it sure looks like it in the picture. Drat. Quilt size 6x9 inches.]
MugRug for Kristen
The color absolutely needed to be spread around the surface. In addition to putting Blue on the Orange and Orange on the White, I put some White and Tan on the Orange. It sure is more balanced now. I had hoped to put an Orange flange/piping with a Blue binding but didn't have enough blue fabric to do that. Too bad, 'cuz I think a Blue binding would have looked good.

Just in case Kristen's desk isn't big enough for a MR, I put "Quick Triangle Sleeves" on the back:
Pencil shows the Quick Triangle Sleeves
and made her a coaster... it's orange - sort of, but has no puppies.

I think it is good to make ourselves work outside our own color box, you know, our usual comfort zone. This has been a learning experience for me and I'm grateful.  Thanks again to all my blogging friends who really helped bail me out of this design corner I had backed into! You are ALL so wonderful! Please go to this post to see the problem flimsy, and then read all the fabulous and helpful suggestions.

Until next time. . .
Quilty Hugs,

15 comments:

Sheila said...

You did it! Looks great!

VickiT said...

Looks great even if it was a bit stressful for you.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

It's really cute Cyn and I love that coaster you made as well :o)

Podunkpretties said...

Looks great! Love how it all came together!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks perfect....

Cattinka said...

Hi Cyn,
well done, it turned out good.
KATRIN W.

Cami Selene L. said...

Me love this job ...'re a artist!! ... greetings from Argentina.

Rosa Robichaud said...

Cyn, I hadn't given suggestions about the orange puppy problem 'cause I didn't have any. :(

Sooooo glad others jumped to your rescue and that it turned out GORGEOUS!!!! *VBG*

Congrats!!!

Rosa

beaquilter said...

that looks AWESOME!! great "fix". I forgot how to make those coasters, I think I can figure it out again, would be great for a craft show I have coming up next weekend

Cathy said...

Great fix! Love the coaster too.

SIMPLESEW said...

good choice

Elly D said...

Oh WOW! It turned out super!!

Great job Cyn!! Like the addition of the triangles and coaster... wish I had thought of those ;))
hugs
Ellyx

thethimbleroom said...

Turned out great! :)

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thethimbleroom said...

You should have your e-voucher in your inbox. :)

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Craftluver Marianna said...

Love this doggy mug rug! I hoped it was for me LOL! But I am sure you made the best MR ever! But I sure do like these puppies! Congrats on winning your great price!
Hugs to you!