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Thread: I need your help please - which layout?

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    I need your help please - which layout?

    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)
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    ​Both look nice but my favourite is # 2.

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    He will love either one. They are both so very pretty. It is just in a high key, as they say. I love it. You still have light, medium, and darks. Go with it.

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    I preferred the second layout. It seemed like the colors were better defined. Either way is beautiful and relaxing.

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    I like number 1 best. Good job!

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    I like both, but I prefer the first one. I am partial to the rail fence though. I think your father-in-law will really appreciate either of them. Very nice quilts! Quilts don't always have to shout at ya...

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    Your fabric is fine, just more subdued. I know there is probably a technical term for that. I like #2 as it is a bit different then the more standard rail fence layout.
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    They are both really lovely! I like the calming "feel" of the blending fabrics too.
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    #1 is most appealing to me! I like the lightness of your quilt. I think it really has an elegant look to it. As azwendyg said, it has a very calming feel to it. Nice job!
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    Tough choice -- I like them both! To me, #1 is quieter, #2 more dramatic. Your fabric choices are fine -- it's a quilt to make a person smile.

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    I love your fabric choices. Either layout is great! Very nice gift!

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    i vote for #2
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    I like them both, but I like the rail fence #1 better.

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    I like your fabric choices very much.....and like #1 best. As has been said, very calming and relaxing! I think he'll love it!

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    I quite like the first one, as a traditional rail fence.

    Very classic and calming.
    If you want some more zip to it ... choose a backing that coordinates, but has a little more punch.
    It would be like giving him two quilts to enjoy!!
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    Think at is a great choice of colors for a man. look lay out # 2.
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    I think number two option and a darker border would look great.

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    Beautiful quilt. Not all quilts have to shout. Some just quietly hum, like this one.

    I like #2 best.

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    Very nice! I think the first one has a more masculine feel - JMHO.

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    I like the first one. If you are looking for more contrast, you could add a medium to darker brown strip to the outside edges and flip flop them like in the first photo. If not, maybe a darker border or darker binding.

    Now that I suggested that, I think you have to be sure if you do, they still end up square. It might not work that way. If not, maybe a sashing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolazy View Post
    Tough choice -- I like them both! To me, #1 is quieter, #2 more dramatic. Your fabric choices are fine -- it's a quilt to make a person smile.
    and that is why I choose # 1 - your fabrics are quiet too, so the quiet design supports the color. Put a dark brown border on it and it will be beautiful!
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    I vote for #1. Lovely quilt by the way. Great job.

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    I like number 1 best. Good job!

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    I like no. 1 and if it were mine, a calm border or even none and a bright yellow, red, green or royal blue binding.

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    My vote goes for layout #1. I love your soft colors. Looks lovely.
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