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Thread: Layout HELP!

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    Layout HELP!

    I am a little caught up in the OCD of the layout and have lost sight. I have tried SO many different ones, and can find something wrong with all of them. The blocks run Red, Pink, Yellow and Cream with a few (literally) misc ones that tend to be more cream colored, but have darker colors in them. I keep trying to vary the colors and patterns but keep crossing them. Here's the latest one. Please give me some advice. I know you're going to stay step away and come back to it, but I've done that. I've been trying to figure out a layout for a week now! ugh! TOO much time on it, I know.
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    See that red just POPS and it's annoying me. lol
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    What is missing is your borders. If you use the darker colors, reds, pinks, they will help balance your lights/darks in the middle. Before committing to cutting strips for your borders, just fold and lay them across the top and sides. Let your choices "rest" for a couple of days, then change and study them again. You will get lots of good opinions and suggestions from this group of helpful quilters, that's for sure. Take each suggestion and give it a try. I'm glad you haven't sewing your blocks together yet. When it comes together, you will be very pleased.
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    I like the lay out and agree the right borders will pull it together!!

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    You might want to take a photo, each time you change it. You might just like the last one and not be able to do it again. i think it will be great!!

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    Ok this is the border I had bought, based on the fact that it was her favorite fabric of them. It doesn't look good does it... :-( UGH!
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    Oh and I AM taking photos. I just thought I'd save you all the trouble of having to go through them. Maybe I OUGHT to post them...
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    This is the first one I tried. (The original one I posted was the most recent)
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    I think it's more the row of blocks. Do you have enough fabric to add 1 more row on the right? I think the bottom left and top right should match. If you can understand what I'm looking at. I also agree the addition of borders will make a big different. The pattern is lovely though!

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    It's 7 across and 10 down. I've used all my blocks. I did try 6 x 10 but it looked weird.
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