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Old 08-16-2013, 06:09 AM
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Default My castle needs help!

So after a day spent drafting this block, and many ripping and re-working, here is what I have. ( yes I know it's not perfect-the fabric was shredding after so much ripping!). The turret points obviously need help! The 2 on the right are flying geese-how do I get the points to be the same size? The point on the left was a failed attempt but I think I can just adjust the top point.....or is the center point ok being larger? Open to any and all suggestions! (The block is 12 1/2").......
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:46 AM
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why do they need to be the same -as long as the block fits where you need it--- looks like a castle to me --love the colours
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:51 AM
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Looks fine to me! I'd put an embellishment on the top of the L turret...maybe use a pigma pen to put on a flag?
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I think the little girl that gets that block in a quilt will be thrilled. She won't know that the turrets are not all supposed to be different. I think it has great visual interest and you color choices are perfect for a "princess" quilt.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:07 AM
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I LOVE it!!! Looks AMAZING!!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:10 AM
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I think it's perfect, as is,. Not much is ever the same. It has visual appeal. I love it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:14 AM
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Looks good to me. Fabrics are perfect, definitely looks like a castle.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:36 AM
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​It looks great to me! Embroider a little flag pole on the one turret and add a little appliqué triangle flag with her initial embroidered on it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:41 AM
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OP here....thanks for the sweet comments! I thought you would all tell me to tear it apart and start over! . Embroidered flagpole with her initials is perfect! Originally, I was going to do several of these blocks with sashing-scrappy in pinks and purples cuz she is a purple-lover. Better ideas for a layout? Want to keep size down to a lap quilt size....will 9 patches look too busy?
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You could do different types of flags/embellishments on the different blocks, so each block is unique.

Some ideas:

Small ribbon sewn on and tied to look like bows on the turrets
Embroidered flags (I would do the initial on for center block)
Applique flags
Beads/Buttons sewn on like a weathervane, can get special buttons for that
Instead of the top of turret, you could sew on small lace at the part where the top meets the column
....that is all I can come up with right this moment. But you could easily embellish each of the 9 blocks differently. Let your imagination run wild, or if your daughter knows about this, get her to help she might enjoy embellishing her special quilt
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