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Old 08-16-2013, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by jillmc View Post
Better ideas for a layout? Want to keep size down to a lap quilt size....will 9 patches look too busy?
Do you mean 9-patch as an alternating block? I would find that distracting. I would find a fun print that goes with the concept of a castle (princess, dragons, trees, butterflies.....) and cut a piece for each alternate block. OR I would do an hourglass block between.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:59 AM
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Carolyn, cute ideas! Thank you! I agree, Mad, the alternating 9 patches would look busy. There are some cute princess fabric prints....hopefully I can find one with purples...and the hour glass blocks is a great idea as well. This quilt is for my 3yr old grand daughter-totally into princesses....hope to have this done for Christmas.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:12 PM
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I love it and the colors are awesome. I think it makes a quilt unique when it has the special touch of the quilter. I'm looking forward to seeing your post of the quilt after you have it finished.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:59 PM
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A castle has lots of different height turrets. I think this looks very nice.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:06 PM
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I think it looks fine. Now move onto the next one. Don't stress out on this.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:57 PM
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It looks great to me too. Colors are perfect. I'm impressed that you drafted it yourself. Nice work.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:09 PM
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I like this block, the colors, the castle. The turrets don't have to be the same size. Keep going.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:40 PM
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It's okay to have it not perfectly symmetrical. It actually adds charm to the castle! Maybe one turret is for Rapunzel and the other is for a lookout?
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:17 PM
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I really like the colors you used.

Maybe you could have horses or trees or mountains between the castles? So there might be only five castles alternating with 'scenery'? Fairy godmother? Jewel chest? Tiaras and scepters?
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:43 AM
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I don't think you want them to be the same.....looks like you intended it that way!

Very, very cute!!
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