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Old 03-07-2018, 08:35 AM
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Hello, I'm in the process of making a bed size quilt using the Burst BLock by Ron Appell. I'm using zebra fabric as one of the main fabrics and batiks in 25 different colors as the other fabric. I made a trial run using the zebra fabric as the background fabric and then another trial block using the batik as the background fabric. I thought I'd make 2 of each using the same fabrics and arranging them in oppposite corners but now I'm not so sure I like the effect. Here are 2 photos, one showing them in opposite corners and the other showing them together, one set on the top and the other on the bottom. Which do you think will give the best effect? Now remember I have 25 batiks going from yellow to dark purples with every color inbetween.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'll be making 100 blocks in all plus possible border.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:45 AM
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Love zebras and batiks therefore love your fabrics!!! If it were me I would make them all the same instead of switching up the background fabrics.

My first instinct was the top photo in your second photo because I love zebras so much. But after further consideration, I personally would do them all like the bottom of your 2nd photo. I am a type A personality and I personally would be bugged by all of the wider zebra stripes meeting up at the seams but not quite matching up. Plus I think having larger sections of batiks might help calm down all that awesome stripe-y-ness and make that zebra fabric pop more.

It's going to be so cool. Please post pics when you are done.

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Old 03-07-2018, 10:32 AM
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I have that pattern too but haven't tried it. I love the idea of using the zebra as the one constant then adding the different colors...I love bright colors in general! I also prefer the first picture setting. It's going to be a spectacular quilt, looking forward to seeing it!
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:09 AM
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I prefer the top photo! Looking forward to seeing what you create!
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:51 PM
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I also like the top picture. It looks more like a complete block.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:43 PM
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The wonkier the better for me. I like the first photo. This is gonna be a cool quilt.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:43 PM
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The top one gets my vote. When I look at the bottom photo, I keep mentally trying to spin the blocks so they "look right" to my eyes, which I suppose is the starburst arrangement.
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Wow - what a difficult decision! I keep changing my mind from top to bottom and want to "match" all the rays which I can't do on either set
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wow, this will be spectacular!
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:32 AM
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Have you considered doing two blocks of each color? One with zebra as background and one with batik as background?
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