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MadQuilter 08-16-2013 08:16 AM

Originally Posted by jillmc (Post 6237250)
Better ideas for a layout? Want to keep size down to a lap quilt size....will 9 patches look too busy?

Do you mean 9-patch as an alternating block? I would find that distracting. I would find a fun print that goes with the concept of a castle (princess, dragons, trees, butterflies.....) and cut a piece for each alternate block. OR I would do an hourglass block between.

jillmc 08-16-2013 11:59 AM

Carolyn, cute ideas! Thank you! I agree, Mad, the alternating 9 patches would look busy. There are some cute princess fabric prints....hopefully I can find one with purples...and the hour glass blocks is a great idea as well. This quilt is for my 3yr old grand daughter-totally into princesses....hope to have this done for Christmas.

BETTY62 08-16-2013 12:12 PM

I love it and the colors are awesome. I think it makes a quilt unique when it has the special touch of the quilter. I'm looking forward to seeing your post of the quilt after you have it finished.

nhweaver 08-16-2013 12:59 PM

A castle has lots of different height turrets. I think this looks very nice.

tessagin 08-16-2013 01:06 PM

I think it looks fine. Now move onto the next one. Don't stress out on this.

Quiltngolfer 08-16-2013 01:57 PM

It looks great to me too. Colors are perfect. I'm impressed that you drafted it yourself. Nice work.

Luv Quilts and Cats 08-16-2013 03:09 PM

I like this block, the colors, the castle. The turrets don't have to be the same size. Keep going.

coopah 08-16-2013 05:40 PM

It's okay to have it not perfectly symmetrical. It actually adds charm to the castle! Maybe one turret is for Rapunzel and the other is for a lookout?

bearisgray 08-16-2013 06:17 PM

I really like the colors you used.

Maybe you could have horses or trees or mountains between the castles? So there might be only five castles alternating with 'scenery'? Fairy godmother? Jewel chest? Tiaras and scepters?

Girlfriend 08-17-2013 03:43 AM

I don't think you want them to be the same.....looks like you intended it that way!

Very, very cute!!

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