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Thread: I need your help please - which layout?

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    I need your help please - which layout?

    I'm making a quilt for my 89yr old Father-in-law and (besides making a really bad choice on the fabric - not enough contrast with the colour etc), which layout is most pleasing? I think #1 is kind of plain and #2 is too busy. Right now they are cut in 8 1/2" blocks . Any help would be greatly appreciated (I hope the photo's upload OK)
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    ​Both look nice but my favourite is # 2.

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    He will love either one. They are both so very pretty. It is just in a high key, as they say. I love it. You still have light, medium, and darks. Go with it.

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    I preferred the second layout. It seemed like the colors were better defined. Either way is beautiful and relaxing.

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    I like number 1 best. Good job!

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    I like both, but I prefer the first one. I am partial to the rail fence though. I think your father-in-law will really appreciate either of them. Very nice quilts! Quilts don't always have to shout at ya...

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    Your fabric is fine, just more subdued. I know there is probably a technical term for that. I like #2 as it is a bit different then the more standard rail fence layout.
    Lisa

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    They are both really lovely! I like the calming "feel" of the blending fabrics too.
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    #1 is most appealing to me! I like the lightness of your quilt. I think it really has an elegant look to it. As azwendyg said, it has a very calming feel to it. Nice job!
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    Tough choice -- I like them both! To me, #1 is quieter, #2 more dramatic. Your fabric choices are fine -- it's a quilt to make a person smile.

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