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Thread: layout help with my first quilt!

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    Question layout help with my first quilt!

    This is my first shot at quilting. I figured I could probably sew pretty straight lines, so chose this pattern. Plus I love it!

    I'm not quite happy with the layout of the small strips, but I can't quite figure out why. Does anyone have any suggestions for moving elements around? This current look is what the instructions said to do, but it's not grabbing me, yet. Or is it just because it's hanging on the wall?

    I hope the color comes out ok on this site. On my Mac, I can never tell how images are going to look.

    Any help would be appreciated. I'm about to go nuts with it.

    Thanks. Lori
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    I like it! Once it is framed with borders, and quilted, it will be beautiful!
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    I think you'll be surprised once it's sewn and bordered. Great pattern.
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    Oh that's neat. It will be a beuatiful quilt when it is finished. Keep going and show us when it is finished!

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    Maybe move the center dk yellow to the upper left corner and see what happens. I think it is going to be stunning when done.
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    I like it, but for me I would have to loose the yellow. The yellow just grabs my eyes and I miss the overall quilt. But that is just me and my old eyes. For me it would be more purple.
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    It looks good as it is. Perhaps as a change- move the yellows to all be more towards the top, rather than bottom. Maybe give it kind of a sunshine aspect-??
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    IMHO I feel the yellows should be more spread out. The eye immediately is drawn to the center where all the yellows seem to be converging. Other than that, I think the overall look is quite lovely and I look forward to seeing it complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    It looks good as it is. Perhaps as a change- move the yellows to all be more towards the top, rather than bottom. Maybe give it kind of a sunshine aspect-??
    I agree maybe moving the yellow can help, also maybe a darker purple can pop the blues and lavender

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTM View Post
    This is my first shot at quilting. I figured I could probably sew pretty straight lines, so chose this pattern. Plus I love it!

    I'm not quite happy with the layout of the small strips, but I can't quite figure out why. Does anyone have any suggestions for moving elements around? This current look is what the instructions said to do, but it's not grabbing me, yet. Or is it just because it's hanging on the wall?

    I hope the color comes out ok on this site. On my Mac, I can never tell how images are going to look.

    Any help would be appreciated. I'm about to go nuts with it.

    Thanks. Lori
    Hmmmm. Looks like you are doing a "Maverick Quilt" design. Perhaps the yellow would work if the strips were narrower. Otherwise the bright yellow is a bit glaring. How about adding some strips with the purpley brown? Otherwise I love the design and colors.
    Sweet Caroline

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