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Can you please tell me what you think about this layout of blocks in a quilt pattern?

Can you please tell me what you think about this layout of blocks in a quilt pattern?

Old 09-18-2013, 05:35 PM
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Default Can you please tell me what you think about this layout of blocks in a quilt pattern?

I like the overall look of this quilt (the barn raising pattern I guess) but I'm not sure I like grouping the same blocks together in the formation that this quilt calls for. I know I can just mix it up instead but I'm wondering if others feel this grouping looks good (not sure if it is just my eye or fear of it not looking good).

If you were to mix it up (but still use a solid light back ground fabric) would you still have the four patches use the same print fabric or have 2 different prints per 4 patch?

Here is the quilt pattern I am talking about:

http://www.joscountryjunction.com/it...-giveaway-too/
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:11 PM
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I like it a lot
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:15 PM
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Just to clarify my post as it isn't clear at all, I mean that I'm not sure it looks good to group the same fabric within the formation of the 4 blocks like the linked pattern does (so that the 2 4 patches match and the 2 HST blocks match). I like the formation of the blocks just not sure about how the fabrics are placed.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:41 PM
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I think you will end up with a very different look. You might cut out some sample blocks and play with it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:41 PM
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You could also color some blocks on graph paper, to save fabric. The paper blocks can be cut out and rearranged.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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I like it the way it is... but by all means, play around with it and see what happens!
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:03 AM
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I just recently made this quilt and loved it. I did like the pattern called for. My 4 patches matched each other and then used 2 hst that matched but were different from the 4 patches. It really does look good this way.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:41 PM
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Wantaquilt--that is good to know. I'll plan to go ahead and jump in as the pattern directs then. Thanks.
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I did a jewel box a few yrs ago, but did all scrappy but background was white. Just laid them out matching the corner four patches..... Looked good, and am now working on another one, same thing all scrappy, which is what I thought it was originally designed for.......good way to get rid of odds and end of fabric!
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It really comes down to whatever you want to do and the look you want.
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