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    Super Member M.I.Late's Avatar
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    I am working on this baby quilt for my sons friend. She is a graduate from LSU and is a huge Tigers fan. She and her husband are expecting their first child "Elle" in about four weeks. Her last day at work however, is two weeks.

    I made the center panel and intended to surround it with pinwheels. I had planned to have plain white strips to highlight the quilting between the center and the pinwheels, but the pinwheels fit so perfectly here, I went ahead and attached them. Here's where the problem starts...

    I attached them to the top and bottom. Love the way that looks and took it from square to rectangular which I wanted to accomplish somewhere as I progressed. But, I don't like it with the pinwheels down the side - it's now looking way to busy to me and it would return it to square.

    I think I'd like to do something different now around the whole thing, then add the remaining pinwheels in a more staggered way. I think some purple/gold floral in there somewhere might even be nice. I can also add some embroidery in there somewhere. My question is this:

    What would you do next?????

    Pinwheels just on top and bottom
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    Pinwheels on sides...???
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    I'm no good at helping you but I love what you have done :)

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    i like the pinwheels going down the side- but you could just add a plain border first- then add your additional pinwheels- with a second row of them top and bottom to keep it rectangular. a plain border would frame the center piece nicely and break up the busy-ness you don't care for.

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    I think once you get the pinwheels on the other side also, it will look more balanced and fabulous!

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    I think it's beautiful just the way you have it. If you think it's too busy, try alternating the squares with a solid color. I'm not too sure how that would look.
    Sue

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    I've just got to say that is the CUTEST center panel.
    Did you design that yourself or was it a pattern?
    It fits the occasion perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzzzquilts
    I think once you get the pinwheels on the other side also, it will look more balanced and fabulous!
    I like it best with the pinwheels going down the side but I gotta say, I really like the way it looks with just the 3 sides done!

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    Your center panel is adorable. See what is drawing your eye, the center or the pinwheels. Could it be the pinwheels are too big?

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    I would definitely go with the pinwheels along both sides, top and bottom. Doesn't make it too busy to my eye, and it sure is adorable.
    :thumbup:

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    You're right Dee - I thought they were too big too, but I don't think I want to back up that far....

    Maybe I could back them off and add them later...

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