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Thread: Placement of applique - your opinion

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    Placement of applique - your opinion

    Please give me your opinion - should I move the applique flower on this quilt top? (maybe to the center)
    After having it almost in place, I don't want to start over, but I don't want to
    be sorry years from now. Other suggestions? This top is using fabric for the background
    tumbler that I have had for so long - I'm glad to be getting it used instead of lying around. But I
    thought it needed a little pizzaz, therefore, the applique. Thanks, Mae
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    How about adding another stem of flowers on the opposide. It does not have to be identical or as large.

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    Maybe add a bee or a butterfly coming toward the flower???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Maybe add a bee or a butterfly coming toward the flower???
    I vote for mom-6's idea! Ummmm, do we get to vote?
    I also like the flowers to the side, as you have them.

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    I like the placement of the stem and flowers-kind of unexpected. I think it might be nice to add maybe a hummingbird, butterfly or bird coming from the top right toward the flower. Just MHO
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    I would not center it but agree that there should be some other "applique" to balance the quilt. Maybe a shorter/smaller flower on the other side and something in the air as a bee/butterfly/bird. Nice use of the top that you had not completed though.
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    I wouldn't put it in the center but I like the suggestions above to add something else.

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    It's perfect where it is.

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    Look at the red flower. He is looking at something on the ground. Add a caterpillar or a bug. A little whimsical!

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    Thanks for your suggestions. I hadn't thought about adding a butterly or bird.

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    It should stay on the side where it is. It's perfect there. I thought of adding a flower pot at the bottom, so it's not floating. Love how you did the leaves, with the centers cut out. They kinda look like green lips. Very kewl.

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    If it's not sewn down, I'd move it a little closer to center. Then, as others have suggested, perhaps a bee or butterfly
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Maybe add a bee or a butterfly coming toward the flower???

    Sounds good!
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    The flowers seem a little lost. How about stair-stepping another vase with two flowers and one more farther up with a single flower. JMHO
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    Looking at it - I wish the tumbler at the base of the flower stem was brown. That would really put it all together. Leave it right where it is and change that tumbler to a brown one (vase) or applique another on exactly the same size on top of it.

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    How large is this quilt? Is it for a bed? Will the applique be on the side and not on the top of the bed or is it a lap size quilt?

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    yes, move it over AND angle it down / just a bit...once you add a border you will really notice the difference!

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    You're design is charming. I do think I'd move it a little to the right. No centered, just over little bit. Then I think something smaller, butterflies, bird, smaller flower bunch. etc. coming from the top right corner. I love it with the applique done over the tumbler blocks. Good job!

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    You're design is charming. I do think I'd move it a little to the right. Not centered, just over a little bit. Then I think something smaller, butterflies, bird, smaller flower bunch. etc. coming from the top right corner. I love it with the applique done over the tumbler blocks. Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    How large is this quilt? Is it for a bed? Will the applique be on the side and not on the top of the bed or is it a lap size quilt?
    This is my question also. If it is for a bed, I would put the top on the bed and place the applique where you want it to be. If it is a lap size, placement is not as critical.
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    I'd either move the coneflower stalk down and over to the right a bit or add another smaller one (placed a little further down, too) just left of center. Great quilt!

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    Thank you to everyone for your great/helpful suggestions.

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    I like the placement but I think that adding is a good idea.
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