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Thread: I need your help please - which layout?

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    No 1 would be my choice. At 89 years of age I think the less busy one would be best.
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    I vote #2, I think since your fabrics are so similar in value, you can see their differences in #2.

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    I like them both but tend to lean towards 2. But remember it is your choice. Either way will look beautiful.

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    Love # 1------I like this one a lot

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    Here's a vote for #2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puddin57 View Post
    I'm making a quilt for my 89yr old Father-in-law and (besides making a really bad choice on the fabric - not enough contrast with the colour etc), which layout is most pleasing? I think #1 is kind of plain and #2 is too busy. Right now they are cut in 8 1/2" blocks . Any help would be greatly appreciated (I hope the photo's upload OK)
    I love your fabric choice, especially considering for whom you are making this quilt! My guess is your father-in-law, after 89 years of living, will prefer the whisper of this beautiful quilt instead of the shout of a brighter one! As for the layout, I like both very much. Is your father-in-law more zigzaggy or windmilly? That might help you choose! It will be a lovely gift under which he will find much pleasure in reading, thinking, remembering!

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    I like # 2... The Zig zag of the Rail Fence pattern kinda distracting to an older person ,
    I used to work in a Nursing Home and that pattern is confusing to ones with Dementia ...
    I like the pattern on #2... But either are made with Love..
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    I like #2....very nice.

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    I really like the first one. And remember - it's for a guy - they usually want something low key.

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    I love both also, but maybe the best decision would be choose the one with the best quilting design to enhance the quilt with, that you have in mind. In other words both quilt tops are great, what do you have in mind to quilt on the tops and which would look best when finished?
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    I like them both. Difficult choice. #2 is my favorite.

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    I think your fabric choices are nice, kind of classy. My experience is that most men like simple lines, either layout should be fine. Maybe you could ask him if he has a layout preference.

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    Your fabric is SO pretty, either way is beautiful. Love the subtle look.

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    Number two for me. You can pop it a litlle with dark brown border maybe.
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    #1 I like the rail fence pattern.
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    I like number one. I think the fabric choice is fine - is soothing, and that layout reminds me of sort of a winding stream, where the second, while still a good layout for other fabrics, has too much going on for that soft fabric.

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    I like the first one and i would do a cream border with little of the dark on the edge with a cream binding... it is relaxing and he will sleep at ease! you don't want it to busy, man needs his rest! love the colors... Latte' looking to me !!
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    Love your fabric choices. I think I like #1 the best. It is very relaxing to look at.

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    I actually love your fabric choice. Its very soft, nice. Anyway, I like the second layout better than the first.

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    Your fabric choices are great. I prefer #1. It's nice and calming.

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    I vote for #1

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    [QUOTE=quilt addict;6019419]Your fabric is fine, just more subdued. I know there is probably a technical term for that.

    "Low Volume" is a term I just learned to describe subdued colors that blend together. That's what this top says to me. Very nice.

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    Subdued - yes - but very soothing. I like the second layout just a tad better

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    Number 1 is my favorite.

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    I agree with your original thoughts...#2 is too busy for the fabric.
    And although "plain," #1 seems to work nicely.

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