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I vote for #1. Lovely quilt by the way. Great job.
I like no. 1 and if it were mine, a calm border or even none and a bright yellow, red, green or royal blue binding.
My vote goes for layout #1. I love your soft colors. Looks lovely.
I think it is a very nice guy quilt and either layout looks nice. I favor 1 but just slightly. I actually think quilts with more suddle colors are in right now.I also vote for a dark brown border or dark brown binding and back or medium brown back. No. 1 also oozes peace to me.
I love #1. beautiful
Since it's going to be for a gentleman, I like #2. It looks more like a guy thing, blocks. The first one I love, but I think that layout is too soft and femine. But that's only an opinion. Good luck on your choice.
They are both great and I really love the fabrics. I actually slightly prefer #1.