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Thread: Don't you often wish you'd left well enough alone?!

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    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
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    It always bothered me that the center HST s on my new project look so small, so I pinned untrimmed ones on AND IT LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, having done 4 of each (10ea should be enough) I'm trying to find away to fix it without having to "unsew" them all! The HST has to go up from 2" sq to 2 1/2" and the "frame" around it down from 1 1/2" to 1".

    Wonder if it would be more difficult to take out the HST, fold 1/4" over on center "hole" and sew a bigger HST on behind by sewing just on the folded edge.?

    All going to be on black background.

    Oh, but wait - My DD says she like it the original way better. Aaaarrrrggggghhhhh! You?

    Waiting for answer from DC....

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    I think it looks good either way...why not mix and match them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeBooper
    I think it looks good either way...why not mix and match them?
    'cause now they are only just pinned (the bigger ones) so if I leave it, I don't have to do anything to them!



    ;-) ;-)

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    I like the larger centers better, too.

    But with no comparison, the other ones are okay, too.

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    Maybe I should try pinning to a black background now and see if it makes a difference.

    So far we're 1:1 !

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    I hate to say this, but I like the smaller center. I think it gives it more depth. HUGS!!!!!

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    I like them both, My suggestion would be small ones on the inside and large ones around edges on the outside of the quilt. Oh, the yellow and red block is awsome, really alot of depth in that one. :)

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    I like the small ones

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    I like the smaller ones too..maybe you just need to make another quilt? then see which one you like the best? you'll have a gift ready to go for the holidays and be ahead of the game....;-) crafty_linda_b

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    I hate to say this, but I like the smaller center. I think it gives it more depth. HUGS!!!!!
    And that's just what my DD said! As well as a few others!
    So here it is on black and yes, pam, I could do that with the ones I haven't sewn yet!

    Thanks as always! It's for a young friend of my GS's who has a kind of dark bedroom and loves pink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    I like the smaller ones too..maybe you just need to make another quilt? then see which one you like the best? you'll have a gift ready to go for the holidays and be ahead of the game....;-) crafty_linda_b
    But there are SEW many more patterns out there..... :-P

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    I like the black background. I wouldn't hesitate to mix and match.
    Interesting how different fabrics make the same block look different.

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    I like the black back ground

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    I like the smaller ones the best. I agree they give more depth.

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    I think that I like the smaller centers better. But you gotta do what YOU gotta do! Good luck.

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    Kitsie, they are both nice but if I had to choose I'd choose the 2nd one.

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    Are there more squares? Could you make another row on the bottom with bigger inside squares. One of those eye movement quilts.

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    i like the smaller center

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    i like the bigger on. but both are nice

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    I think you have it! Its 3D. Cool!

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    I like both, but like the bigger centers better. Make sure to show us how it turns out!

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    Yup, the smaller ones do make it more interesting and adds more depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambi
    I think that I like the smaller centers better. But you gotta do what YOU gotta do! Good luck.
    Uh-Uh, thanks to you guys now I don't gotta do it!!

    The pattern calls for the black background. I'll be making about 30 of the blocks - 10 ea of the 3 colorways all mixed up. Hmmm, as I look at it (I was planning 5 x 6 blocks) it may need more for a full size. Or, oh yeah, a wiiiide border! :mrgreen:

    So we're 7 for small vs 4 for bigger with 3 for either or both!

    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    It always bothered me that the center HST s on my new project look so small, so I pinned untrimmed ones on AND IT LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, having done 4 of each (10ea should be enough) I'm trying to find away to fix it without having to "unsew" them all! The HST has to go up from 2" sq to 2 1/2" and the "frame" around it down from 1 1/2" to 1".

    Wonder if it would be more difficult to take out the HST, fold 1/4" over on center "hole" and sew a bigger HST on behind by sewing just on the folded edge.?

    All going to be on black background.

    Oh, but wait - My DD says she like it the original way better. Aaaarrrrggggghhhhh! You?

    Waiting for answer from DC....
    I like them both, but prefer the smaller one...

    IF you do choose the large one though, simply fuse it down and blind applique it!

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    I like the smaller ones best. It shows more depth. Good luck.

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