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    Hey! Quilting Crazie, give yourself a break. It looks great from here downunder. If you mixed them up it would look chaotic . This way the black defines your prints.

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    I have made 3 apple core quilts and working on the 4th. I love making them and only kept one for myself and gave the others to family. I made charm quilts (meaning that a fabric was used only one time in the quilt). I did one with all plaids and the others were assorted prints. I hand pieced mine, so relaxing and I could stitch them on my lunch break at work. Even taught some of my co-workers who said they would NEVER hand-piece and they had to admit that is was enjoyable. They were non-quilters, first time quilt and they turned out great, so don't be afraid.

    The one thing I did in cutting and my lay-out was to have all the darks go in one direction and the lights in the opposite which you have done. I also assembled mine in blocks of 16 apple-cores (4X4) which made shorter stitching distance, then assembled blocks into rows and then assembled the rows. This way you don't have long stitching rows with ever row of single apple-cores. I hope this is clear and does not confuse you.

    Your quilt looks great, I would not worry about the directional prints. My only suggestion would be to scatter the whites a little more since they are the ones which illuminate the quilt. Go for it and enjoy the process!!
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    I say leave it the way it is. I certainly like it and I am sure he will too.

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    That looks amazing, made the designs stand & the pattern is fun. Your husband is going to love it.
    I am going to borrow this idea one day. Sometimes quilts don't end up how we plan them, but it
    can end up better !
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    The couple pieces I see almost look like playing cards that might be throw onto a table sideways. Looks great!
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    love it! looks like an I Spy quilt for a man cave!
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    I really like it, don't change anything. I have the apple core for the go baby, I just might have to make one soon.

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    I am hand piecing a civil war apple core. I never thought of alternating solids and absolutely LOVE the look you have on this quilt. It is wonderful and I am going to make one with alternating solids next! Great job. Don't change a thing.
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    It looks great but if you wanted to make it more "multi-directional" you could turn some of the blocks upside down. Right now it looks like most of them are pointing in the same direction, with just a few going sideways. Why not make it totally multi-directional by deliberately mixing them up?
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    It looks great leave it as it is.

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    Don't even see any blocks that are the wrong way. Just LOVE how used the black to give it a black background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby'smom View Post
    me, too -- good-looking quilt!!
    Me three....smile/ looks great...

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    I think it looks great! You are only looking at it under a microscope because that is why quilters do but no one ever notices the things we do. I love it and I bet the receiver will as well!!

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    I agree with the other members about it being great. We do not look at a quilt in just on direction.
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    Wow! I love it. You have the most variety of fabrics. It is great. I love it. Great job.

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    I think it looks great! Your husband will love it.

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    Who's to say which direction the directional is supposed to be directed to? Do your own thing and enjoy. Great quilt!

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    Love the use of black in this to set off the novelty prints,and direction doesn't really matter - they're still fun to "spy." I don't normally like apple cores, very busy, but the solid black is great - love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It looks great to me! I think the directional print just makes them easier to see from all sides of the quilt.
    I have to agree Great job
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    It make it okay to use from any side (no real top or bottom!)

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    Nice quilt.No worries

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    I don't think it matters either - and that is beautiful!!! I'm going to have to remember that pattern for future reference
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    Great quilt - I'd leave it 'as is'. Quilts are viewed from all sides anyway. Your hubby is going to love it!

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    I am 80 and have been making quilts for many,many of those years. lol . One thing I learned is ALL my mistakes are planned. Most of the time it looks better that way. lol. I really like the way your top turned out. I think I would have planned it that way. It is beautiful.
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    I think it looks great.

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