Thursday, June 24, 2010

A little help please

My values quilt has moved from my design floor to being a pieced top ....hanging on my clothes line.


Inspired by this gorgeous quilt top, I have gone for an asymmetrical design.


My question to you guys is ..... should I keep adding to make it bigger?

It is currently 55 inches squared which makes for a smallish couch quilt or a perfectly sized wall hanging.
But I have plenty of HSTs left over to make it bigger for a more generous couch quilt or even a quilt for our bed.

What would you do? Would you keep adding? Would you keep the asymmetry?

Andi :-)

28 comments:

MonetPaisley said...

I love the asymetry, I would definitely keep that. I would love to say "make it bigger" but it may lose something in translation. Go with your gut cause it's always right, your first instinct always pays off I reckon.

Alisa said...

Make it larger but keep it assymetrical. I have so many smallish quilts and they just don't have as much use. Especially cause my hubby is 6 ft 4 in so he feels they are way to short to snuggle under. If you make it twin-size you could still use it as a couch/lap quilt or you could put it on a bed. You asked :-)

It is gorgeous!

sweetypie said...

bigger, defineatly bigger.it would be more usefull and used if it was bigger, night night.I am off to bed

chaletgirl said...

Definitely bigger, unless you are completely bored and sick of making it. In that case I would stop while you still like it!

And I would keep the asymmetry.

(Didn't you ever think you'd hear that from me?)

Tania said...

DON'T STOP NOW (it's gorgeous). ASYMMETRY IS GOOD (I think that's why I have three children).

One Flew Over said...

GO BIGGER

Danielle said...

wow - it's wonderful. Keep going and with the asymmetry too !

Kate said...

Bigger I think - love the asymmetry!

Victoria said...

This is so pretty! I say, as long as you are enjoying the process, go with making it bigger!

Deb said...

Keep on going! I find as my kids get taller my quilts get bigger. Honestly you get more use out of a bigger quilt. This is amazing, I'd keep the pattern going too.

rachelmp said...

Bigger, bigger!

Copper Patch said...

Bigger! I think you need it so you can snuggle with the whole family without someone being cold :o)
It looks amazing!!!

Sew Here We Are said...

I say bigger. And love it!!

Krafty KJ said...

The assymetry is great! Whether to make it bigger... if you've got the blocks, I'd keep it going a little larger... it's gorgeous!

Brenda said...

I'd go bigger. Loving it.

Frogdancer said...

Push on! Push on!

(Keep the assymmetry)

Clair said...

It looks lovely, but I'd keep going.
Love the off centre design!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Go bigger Andi. A large quilt is so much more useful. PS See you tonight.

Marit said...

Lovely, Andi! This pattern is on my to do list. I love your warm and sunny palette!
My first instinct would be to keep the asymmetry and make it a bit taller/ longer. If you don't want it very big you could do a 10 by 14 layout?

Have fun with your finish!

; )

Kelly said...

Wicked colour scheme! I would absolutely keep the asymmetry and go bigger, bed-size bigger! Cant wait to see what you decide!

The Calico Cat said...

BIGGER! (No one has ever complained about a quilt being too big.) keep the Asymetry.
If you add borders, try to add bits (like the last pair needed to make a full square) of the piecing into it. I always find that to be fun.
(I'll flickr mail you a sample of what I mean by that border comment.)

Dawn W said...

I vote for bigger and asymetrical still. Very nice quilt!

Cath said...

if it was me, i'd be tempted to stop - I love a quick fix - but it's you and I'm sure you will whip it together in no time xxx

planettreasures said...

I dont know if I really have an opinion on the size, just wanted to say that I love the colours, particularly the warm orangey tones.
It will be beautiful!

Sarah said...

If you've got the patience (and the extra fabric) to do so, why not make it a little bigger! I love the asymmetry--so fantastic. Either way, it's going to be a wonderful quilt!

Gypsy said...

I love it! I say make it bigger...but maybe I can't help myself, you saw what happened to my 'baby quilt' LOL
Love the colours too!

MichelleB said...

What everyone else says - bigger and stay assymetrical.

angie may said...

ooo this is super beautiful! i love the colors and patterns. its like happiness in quilt form.