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    Okay, thought I had it all figured out but now I am not so sure! I laid the blocks out with the pinwheels, but hubby says it was too busy and i didn't have something right. I seen the pattern of the yellow and purple pinwheels but all he seen was the odd pattern in between. Make sense? Don't know if he doesn't have a quilter eye or if it really looks odd. I laid it out another way too. He liked it better but said either one was okay. So now what does everyone think on these two patterns. I promise this is the last time I will bug you all....lol. Just want to make a nice looking blankie for the baby.
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    Like them both but if I had a favorite it would be the top one with double pinwheels.
    :thumbup: Great job!

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    My vote is for the second layout. I think the pattern is Jacob's ladder.

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    I like both, but prefer the top.
    I don't know what it is that your hubby is seeing, unless he is seeing like a "cross" shape in the blocks instead of the pinwheel. I can see that too, but that is what makes it unique! I like it!

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    I like the pin wheels all that beautiful color :-) :D :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I like the bright cheeriness of the stars, but i also like the optical illusion quality of the 4 designs I see in it. The second one is nice also :D

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    I've a preference for the pinwheels, too. It's very playful-looking, while the Jacob's Ladder is less so. Just my thoughts! I think you did a wonderful job choosing your colors and fabric. It'll be a very special baby quilt either way.

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    Toni, I like the pin wheels too. It is amazing how many designs you can make with the blocks.

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    I really like them both,but if I have to choose............eeny meeny miney
    moe I choose the second one! Great job!

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    I like the pinwheels.

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    I prefer the second one, but that's just what is "personal preference". You can't go wrong with these two layouts. It's just an individual decision. You've done a great job! So which one do you like best? It's your creation, after all. Trust in yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ
    I prefer the second one, but that's just what is "personal preference". You can't go wrong with these two layouts. It's just an individual decision. You've done a great job! So which one do you like best? It's your creation, after all. Trust in yourself!
    AMEN!

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    I really like your colour scheme and that cute novelty fabric :thumbup: . I think either layout is gonna look lovely, the first gives movement in your quilt and the second gives a smooth line which draws the eye across the quilt. Go for the effect you like best :P . That's gonna be one lucky baby to get that quilt

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    Ohhh I'm really diggin the second one toni!!! I liked the first one...but LOVE the second one!!!

    Looking at the first one...I see a nine patch with half triangles first (is that what your hubby saw?)...then i see the star. It looks great...but I'm sticking with the second one as my favorite.

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    Both are great, but I think I prefer the second one. However, I am not a baby (at least about most things), and I think the first one has a lot of movement, which a young child might like. It's up to you--this is your creation, so do what YOU like!

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    Like everyone else, they are both great, but the pinwheel is my favorite!

    PS You're not bugging us! This is what we're here for!!!!!!!!

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    Both are wonderful, but I prefer the pinwheels - first I saw the blue ones, then when I went back to it, I saw the yellow ones! fun - fun - fun! :D

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    Toni, I love both quilts, both have there own special qualities, so just go for it. The colours are great, be proud of it. Ellie

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    I like the pinwheels. The blue pinwheels calm down the cneter block. Looks good to me!

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    #2...............I just like the look..........either way its going to be cute. :D

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    i like them both, too. the "something wrong" with #1 is that you laid out two of the triangles upside down (last one, right end, rows 1 and 3 from the top.) took me forever to figure it out.

    i would probably do #2, then make #1 using two different "busy" fabrics for the pinwheels. BUT your version of #1 is the better of the two. fascinating, in fact, since it does turn into several different quilts depending on where your eye starts. #2 is just one quilt. why make one when you can make three or four in one? :wink: :lol: :lol:

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    I love them both. if you choose the pinwheels, quilt around the pinwheels to help them stand out. They both look GREAT! It is a hard choice. Bernadette

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    I like the pinwheels/stars layout best - personal preference only. It's like and optical illusion. The other one is more organized. Would it help to make the square that isn't a center of the star a different color to help the eye be more organized?

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    For another male perspective...hubby o'mine liked the pinwheels best. He saw pinwheels right off the bat, so I guess it wasn't just male vision thing after all LOL

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    Both look great and babies love color so its a hit both ways.

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