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Thread: Whats wrong with this quilt/wallhanging?

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    Junior Member Juztme's Avatar
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    Whats wrong with this quilt/wallhanging?

    My goal was to make a wall hanging for a room in my house, but now I'm not so sure I like what I did.
    I found a quilt pattern that uses a layer cake, cut into pieces, then resewn them back into these blocks with different colored triangles in the center. Since the color theme of the room is the antique gold with black furniture, I used the gold fabric for the triangles. Then I layed out the rows in the way the layer case was presented (light to dark). I started adding triangles from to give some more contrast, but I fill the gold is overpowering. I walked away from it for a couple of hours, and now I am asking for ideas. Do I need to rearrange the blocks? Get rid of some of the gold triangles? Just finish it as is? I was going to do the polkadot for binding, not border. I've done almost 1/2 of the blocks.
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    I think the gold stands out too much.

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    I would rearrange the blocks. Let's see what everyone else say.

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    When I look at it, all I see is gold! Too much overpowers the other blocks. Sandy64

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    Maybe the line between the light and medium on the left is a bit blurred, compared to the medium to dark, although I do think it is a sweet piece!
    maker of the 'Oh Dear Jane' Quilt, or should I say trying to the the maker of it?

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    I find that the gold ties it all together. However, you could intersperse some more blocks with black, white, or grey triangles to diminish the effect of the gold. The light to dark is interesting.
    Ruth

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    I like the gold. but believe they should all be going in the same direction.
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    I like the colors and IMHO thinks just having a more uniform block pattern would develope this combination into a really cool quilt.
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    I'd re-arrange the blocks. That way the gold wouldn't all be together.

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    I would try rearranging the blocks.

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