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Thread: Poll & How Would You Quilt This?

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    Poll & How Would You Quilt This?

    First question: Which do you prefer? The one with the single black centre block with the cut out circle or the row of black blocks with the cut out circles?
    Second: How would you quilt this? I have some ideas, but I'd love to hear yours!

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    The second one feels much more balanced.

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    Definitely the first! As far as quilting it, I have a hard enough time figuring out how to quilt my own; sorry I can't be of help :-)

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    The first one has more impact. Catches the eye more. Second one's a bit boring. And I'm a hand quilter, don't wanna ask ME!

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    I like the first one best. "How am I going to quilt this?" Is always my first question when I start a project and again when I've finished layering! Usually I just have to sit and mull it over for awhile. If I had better skills it would probably be easier. With yours, maybe something with straight lines to contrast the circles?

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    I like the second one and lately I'm enjoying straight line echo quilting with my walking foot. Both are lovely work though!

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    I like the second one and I might do concentric circles 1/2 inch apart in each block.

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    I agree with Tartan.

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    I agree with Tartan also - exactly what I was going to suggest!

    Have fun!

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    I like the second one best. I can't comment on the quilting as that is one of the hardest things for me to come up with on a quilt. It takes me from the very beginning to when it's actually time to quilt to come up with how I am going to quilt it. I generally wind up going very simple when I'm quilting.

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    I like the second one.

    My mind went to this youtube link where she quilts using stencils. I think this would look nice in your blocks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5-JOiuACsk
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    I love the first picture best, it keeps drawing me back. I look farward to seeing this finished!
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    First one for me, quilting have no idea
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    I like the second one best. I would probably just FMQ it as I do most of mine.
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    I like #2. On the first one, the center square takes away from the rest of the quilt -- like a bulls-eye.

    I picture a figure 8 around the circles, then echos out from that.
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    #1 speaks to me. I like the center circle focus. #2 is nice, but seems more muted. I'm pretty much a straight line quilter, so no ideas here.

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    On #1 - the center yellow circles seem a lot brighter than the rest of them. So - like someone said - it draws my eyes like a bullseye.

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    i like the second layout
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    Number 2 and quilting as Tartan suggested.
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    I like the second one as it appears balanced with the colors and placement of squares. I agree that a circular quilting pattern would be most pleasing. But, I wonder about spirals from one square to another to enhance movement.

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    I like the second one for the balance of the black, but do not care for the Row look of it. I'd be drawn to doing the embroidered black for all of the outside black blocks, and the bullseye only for the center. Then I'd quilt it with a single motif that is centered over the bullseye and is symmetrical, maybe divided up into four or 8 repeating wedges.
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    I like the first one better.

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    I think the first one is more interesting.
    I agree with the concentric circles idea for quilting it.
    Which ever setting you, it is a lovely quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phranny View Post
    I like the second one.

    My mind went to this youtube link where she quilts using stencils. I think this would look nice in your blocks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5-JOiuACsk
    Whether you decide on #1 or #2 (aren't you glad you asked), I would definitely quilt as phranny suggested with the link. There are already lots of circles in the quilt so to me doing something different would be great in the blocks. Either way you decide, it's quite a stunning quilt.

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