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Newbie, needing advice on colour arrangement

Old 02-19-2023, 04:47 AM
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Default Newbie, needing advice on colour arrangement

Hi all
I am new to this group and am needing suggestions on how to arrange the pieces in the quilt I am making. It is a quilt of 12 squares, each square consisting of 4 small squares. These are to be constructed using rectangular 'logs', arranged 3 vertically, 3 horizontally, etc.

Should I aim to have the same sequence of colours in all 12 larger squares, or should I just arrange the 'logs' randomnly, in terms of colour?
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Old 02-19-2023, 04:55 AM
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That's your preference. It helps to have a design wall or an open floor to see which way you like better. I like scrappy, randomly placed but, you may prefer organized pattern.
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Old 02-19-2023, 07:23 AM
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I am an organized person with color. Scrappy, randomly placed just doesn't work for me. Search for Rail Fence quilts and you will see different kinds of layouts with color. The pictures help me a lot to define my color style. https://www.bing.com/search?q=Rail+f...&ghacc=0&ghpl=

Since all of your sub blocks will be 6.5 inches square before sewing them into the larger 12.5 unfinished blocks, I would not sew them into 12.5 inch blocks. That will give you a lot more design freedom by placing them how you think you want them and moving them if they don't work for your design style. After you decide how you want the overall look, then make your 12.5 inch blocks. Hope I haven't confused you.

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Old 02-21-2023, 01:51 AM
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Thanks. I have sketched out the 'shape' and am playing with ideas for the arrangement of the pieces. Will lay them out on a carpet to get the full effect, and if necessary, re-organise prior to stitching.
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Old 03-01-2023, 06:56 AM
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Welcome to the board also! EQ8 Electric Quilt software is also a cool way to play with block placement. Congrats on making this fun quilt!
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