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Thread: Looking for 2nd (and 3rd and 4th and ...) opinions

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    Looking for 2nd (and 3rd and 4th and ...) opinions

    I'm making this quilt for my niece who's having her first child. I did these wonky log cabin blocks with jungle animal centers, and decided on the layout with rows of matching "banners". But it seemed like it needed to be taller than it was wide. Do you like the striped fabric at the bottom?
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    I like it. Seems to work just fine. Terrific quilt, lucky baby.

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    I loveit! It actually goes with the zebras at the top. Don't take it off! It goes together perfectly. You are good!

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    i like the fabric, but i would have divided it and put some on the top and some on the bottom... it just seems too bottom heavy
    Nancy in western NY

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    Nancy, you know that was my original thought, too, but I just didn't like it. Not sure why. I could make the bottom section smaller ... it's 8.5 inches. I was going to do 6, but that didn't seem like enough.

    I also thought of putting a different fabric on the top. I have some fabric that looks like the orange-on-orange of the giraffe (but larger scale).
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    I concur,
    Maybe take a 1/4 off the bottom and add it to the top to help with the heaviness.


    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i like the fabric, but i would have divided it and put some on the top and some on the bottom... it just seems too bottom heavy
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    I love the bottom fabric - it looks almost like fringe. I love the whole thing, think it is just darn cute

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    My first thought was to split the stripes between top and bottom to even it out, and maybe even a thin strip of stripes on the sides to "end" it with an irregular border (ie thicker on top and bottom, thin on sides)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlambing View Post
    I concur,
    Maybe take a 1/4 off the bottom and add it to the top to help with the heaviness.
    OK, here's what that might look like. Better?
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    Yes! I like it this way!

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