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Old 05-04-2017, 06:32 AM
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This may be just a quirk of mine - but when using blocks that are of the "alternate" type - I much prefer using a checkerboard setting or even rows x even rows or odd rows x odd rows setting.

It just feels "wrong" and "uncomfortable" to me to use an even x odd setting (like B).

A is a checkerboard type setting - even x even setting

C is an odd row x odd row setting.

D and E are just extremes. D is odd x odd - but unbalanced.
E is odd x even and unbalanced.

Do any of you also have these preferences?
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:43 AM
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That's funny. Yes, I'm fussy about having things even and balanced. This is sometimes hard to do with balancing color.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:52 AM
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I have no problem with any of those examples
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:53 AM
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I guess I tend to go for settings like your C setting. That looks perfectly balanced, to me.

LOL, Only we quilters would even think of these things! Muggles (non-quilting folk) would just grab the quilt, squeal, and go snuggle up with it, regardless of the balance of the layout!
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i prefer the C layout. i'm working on a quilt now that calls for 12x12, but i'm doing one row less so that the same prominent color is on the outer row
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:17 AM
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I do like my checkerboards to end with the dark like C.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:28 AM
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It really depends on what I'm trying to create. Perfect balance isn't always desirable.
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by popover View Post
It really depends on what I'm trying to create. Perfect balance isn't always desirable.
"A" is probably the most technically "balanced" - it has the same number of lights and darks.

I agree that for some things the above diagram is totally irrelevant.
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"C" is the only one that looks balanced to me. Isn't it funny how we all have a different idea of "balance"?
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Count me in on the balanced side. I like things even.
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