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Old 12-26-2014, 01:25 PM
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I am doing this quilt for a friend. She is giving it to her niece as a gift. She picked the fabric and the pattern but said she is flexible. I don't think this is working - but everything is cut. Any suggestions? Sashing maybe? It just seems too busy to me but I generally like a lot of white to frame my blocks and that was not the look she was going for....

What can I do to make it easier on the eyes?
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:34 PM
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I do not see anything wrong with it is a very modern looking quilt
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:37 PM
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I don't see a thing wrong with it. I like it.
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:02 PM
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Why not show her this picture and ask her opinion? Looks fine, to me. I generally prefer color, to too much white.
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:15 PM
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Very nicely done. I might add a dark border to the outside to unify the whole.
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:25 PM
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Looks good to me. It is a contemporary looking quilt. Her niece will probably love it. I would put a border around it the same width as the borders in the block.
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:30 PM
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Hi Cminor
It can be hard to work on a quilt with someone else's fabric choices - not because we are such aesthetic princesses, but just because it is hard to tell when something looks right. Here are my 4 suggestions'
- I wonder if the bright white is just creating too much contrast. Maybe you can soften it with a bit of medium gray. If you are committed to the already cut fabrics, it will limit what you can change.
- If you have access to a quilt design program (like EQ or QuiltPro) try changing the colors and placement around a bit. Sometime the smallest change can be effective.
There is an online quilt program called MyWebQuilter.com - it is user friendly, free and doesn't require much to register (email and create and confirm a password). Not a substitute for a full featured program - but it might help. It bailed me out last week when I was choosing a color combination.
- Show your friend what you have at this point and tell her why it doesn't work for you - maybe it's fine with her and just what she expected.
The design is really not that bad - like you, it is not my favorite, but it doesn't hurt my eyes and I honestly think this is a question of personal taste.
Hope the piecing and quilting is more fun than the design part.
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:41 PM
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I think maybe a different layout, maybe one that is less scrappy and more intentional. Like all the same colored squares in a row or column
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:49 PM
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i think it looks ok maybe a darker border hard to sew or quilt for other people!
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:55 PM
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It looks great! You are just out of your comfort zone.
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