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I like the 2nd 1 best.
I like the second layout best.
My own personal preference is the second way, with all the hearts going the same direction. Since the hearts are a dark on a light background alternating with a light heart on a dark background that really gives it the interest......and the contrast. Nice quilt!!
I like the first!! I've never been a fan of pieces that all face the same direction ... like Sun Bonet Sue's all facing west, looks too contrived. I think mixing it up adds more interest, and in the case of your hearts ... regardless of which way you look at it, it's right side up.
May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.
I personally like the 1st one best.
all the hearts right side up, the other way is distracting in my opinion
I like the 2nd, all in one direction