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Thread: One block wonder - layout option

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    One block wonder - layout option

    Here's what I have done so far. I decided to add some hexie cubes and I really like them in there! I now have to step back and line them up better. I do have extra blocks to make sure it all works out ...

    Comments? Suggestions?

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    I think only like the cubes on the right side. The others detract from the hexies. I hope I don't sound mean.
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    both your hexies and hexie cube blocks are gorgeous--but with the lay-out all my eye wants to see is a giant Y--what happens went you mix in those hexie cubes scattered around? or maybe arrange so it looks like the green line is cutting at a diagonal across the bottom right corner and the purple/blue a diagonal across the opposite corner?

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    I think the dark purple OBW's need to move down around the purple steps, maybe mostly to the right? That might reduce the "Y" effect.
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    It is fun to watch your postings for this quilt. I really like the transitions you post and your apparent openness to the comments of others. We all admire what you are doing with the OBW. Thanks for taking us on your journey. Keep up the great work.

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    I am sorry to be negative, but all I see is the Y in the center. It just seems to dominant and your other lovely blocks seem lost. Maybe you have two quilts here?

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    Thanks for the tips. I don't want two quilt LOL ... I 'm trying to find a way to mix the cubes in with the hexies!

    Back to the drawing board

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    I like it!
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    I agree with "Y" look...not good. But maybe if you put the cubes along side their colormate hexies ad somehow go from color to color that way it may be more cohesive? Just guessing....have fun playing with this puzzle..it will be great!

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    I agree with jingle...Keep cubes on right side...no need to distract from gorgeous. Beautiful work..a true textile artist
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    I agree with jingle...Keep cubes on right side...no need to distract from gorgeous. Beautiful work..a true textile artist....Keep green and purple cubes...
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    KOOL! I must do another OBW I really like them.
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    I think I like your green cubes best. The white ones seem to pop out too much from the background. Love your progress - do keep posting!
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    The obw blocks are gorgeous! However, while the cubes are neat, imho the symmetrical pattern draws the eye to the cubes and away from the beauty of the blocks . If you are sold on the cubes, have you considered a wandering line and group the obws by color and gradation around and away from the cubes?
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    I like this layout. It kinda resembles a glass of champagne with bubbles escaping. Lovely.
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    I did something similar about a year ago and placed the cubes in a border. I’ll try to upload a photo if I can find the quilt lol. Wish I were there to help play with the arrangement, that’s the fun part. What was the original fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSusan View Post
    I did something similar about a year ago and placed the cubes in a border. I’ll try to upload a photo if I can find the quilt lol. Wish I were there to help play with the arrangement, that’s the fun part. What was the original fabric?
    Thanks! I'll look for your pic. The original fabric is in my first post .... https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...r-t293790.html

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    My goodness what a beautiful piece of work. I'll be interested to see what you can do with the suggestions you received. I would keep all of the pieces and rearrange some to alleviate the Y. Just gorgeous!
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    What I saw first was those beautiful stairways. The Y didn't pop out for me. But I would hang that quilt up in my living room and look at it for a week or two. Other inspiration may come.
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    I like it. I see a footed vase of purple flowers.
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    I like the layout, there’s quite a bit of interest, and the y arrangement doesn’t bother me- I rather like the edgness of it in contrast wth the hexies. However, if you don’t like the symetricality of having the cubes in the y arrangement you could offset the two diagonals, or do some shorter “runs” of the cubes in several different parts of the quilt. Whatever you decide to do, I think the combination of cubes and hexies is going to make a very interesting quilt.

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