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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    Oh, you beautiful doll, you wonderful beautiful doll!!! Have I told you lately I love you??

    I did 3 1/2 in. strips. You have a real talent with that EQ, I would always be playing with it. Good I can't get it, it's hard enough to stay off here. :lol: :D

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    Rach you asked for honest - I love the centre, yes you have some jumps from light to dark but that is the nature of the fabric and not a bad thing, it makes it more striking. But I think the border extensions distract, they draw the eye out and away whilst the eye is busy trying to get to grips with the contrasts in the centre. I'd take 'em out and just have a simple, solid, dark frame, with the skinny gold/tan in between. JMHO! But great job!

    Cheryl - I love your layout with the diagonal effect through the centre!

    Amma - you rock! I've always cut the points off, except on two where I cut whole triangles in the background then trimmed their points oss - too lazy! So thanks so much for doing that EQ thang!

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    Rachael, I also think the brown border extensions distract from the beautiful center of the quilt. Although it's a little work, it will be well worth the time spent to take it out and put a black piece there. If you decided to do a design in the black border, those extensions may get in the way of it. OR, you could do the same brown extensions on the other black border so it looks like you are framing a black square in each corner.

    This site is the place to get opinions, and that's my two cents! :D

    By the way, the quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    I'm just sick about it. Now I think it looks lame. Talk me out of it ladies. That's what I get for putting the borders together first, instead of sewing them on one at a time. Grrrr....I want your serious opinions on this one. Do I take out two sections and redo them?
    Leave them in ~ I think that's what makes your boarder!! It's beautiful JUST THE WAY IT IS ! !

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    Cheryl222 & Esqmommy Your quilts are lovely> I like your borders Esqmonny but if you are not please with them maybe it would be better to change them. I find if there is something that I don't like about a quilt it will always bother me.

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    Cheryl222 & Esqmommy your quilts are just beautiful!
    Esqmommy, I would change the border simply because you asked so it must bother you and think how much more work it will be to fix after rather than now. Either way, whatever you decide it is gorgeous.

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    They are all so beautiful!

    Esqm I'll give you two-way advice! I like your quilt with the borders as they are, I found it very striking. It does draw the eye outwards a bit. But a lot of OBW quilts have hexagons reaching out beyond the inner borders; they draw the eye outwards big time and people love them nevertheless. To my eye your border is a lot more contained than "reaching hexagons". Although I can also imagine it as beautiful if you were to remove the extensions and give complete focus to your gorgeous hexagon layout! Sorry not to be helping with your decision! lol

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    I'm still hunting for a fabric to work with my black and cream. I know what I want, and every fabric I've seen that might be it... is out of stock. I'll get there yet.

    Meanwhile I've been eating into another fabric, I started cutting that one when my machine was playing up and I couldn't sew. That one might now end up becoming my first! :roll: No layout to show yet, maybe by the end of the weekend. :)

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    Okay, I took off the borders and will redo. I'll post when it's done. Grrrrr...I hate this, but I'll be really happy when it's put together properly. I know it :)

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    And soon enough, you won't remember the time it took you to redo it; instead you're appreciate your beautiful quilt all that much more! :D

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    Well Diane, I hope you're right. I have deadlines galore, and didn't need this delay. I still don't have week 8 done for my jane stickle, and I wanted to be at least 2 weeks ahead! Oh well.

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    I've just ordered background fabric for my black&cream. It's being shipped from the U.S., so it'll take a little while. Playing with the big and small blocks...

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    I love the look of the two sizes together - I THINK I lean towards preferring the first one. Can't wait to see how you do this.

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    And here's a first layout for my second fabric. I wasn't sure how it'd turn out, the repeat is small (under 6'') and it's all tone in tone, not at all what Maxine Rosenthal recommends... But I kind of like the subtleness of it.

    Sorry about the shakiness - I was balancing on a chair holding the camera above the layout. :) How I envy all you folks with design walls!

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    I like the subtleness of it too! And have you seen Maxine's red quilt in the book? Can't remember what she calls it, but that's pretty subtle too. Anyway it works - I love it! And you be careful up on that chair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I love the look of the two sizes together - I THINK I lean towards preferring the first one. Can't wait to see how you do this.
    Heh yes, I'd like to know how I'll do this. :? :lol: I suspect the fitted look may give me more of a headache than I want at this point, if I'd planned this I could have made hex sizes that work well together... as it is, the only way I can think of is appliqueing it all onto the background. Ouff. I've just done the applique thing with another big hex shape (English paper pieced, not an OBW) and I had intended this to be a quick and easy break from my long slow toil! Oh well... :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I like the subtleness of it too! And have you seen Maxine's red quilt in the book? Can't remember what she calls it, but that's pretty subtle too. Anyway it works - I love it! And you be careful up on that chair!
    No haven't seen the first book yet. Only glanced through the second, and was glad we have Cute to teach us instead.

    Are the quilts in the first one worth it, would you say? A red quilt sounds great, I love reds.

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    I don't think you NEED the first book if you have the second because all the info is in there plus the cubes. But I have them both because I have a thing for books! There are lots of pretty quilts in there though, yes. I've been peering at your first one and appliqué seems to be the only way. I guess it would have pieced if, as you say the hexs were appropriate sizes, eg one exactly half the size of the other. I'd have to draw it out though for it to make sense to me! :shock: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    Well Diane, I hope you're right. I have deadlines galore, and didn't need this delay. I still don't have week 8 done for my jane stickle, and I wanted to be at least 2 weeks ahead! Oh well.
    In a month, you will have passed your other deadlines and forgotten all about the piece you replaced. Honestly it will all work out for the best. :D

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    Salmonsweet, I LOVE your black and white hexs!

    I was wondering if you like the second layout better if you couldnt finish up the large hexs and then do the same with the smaller hexs only in strips... like a border???
    it would look much more structured (might be a bad thing) but the math would be easy and you wouldnt have to applique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    Salmonsweet, I LOVE your black and white hexs!

    I was wondering if you like the second layout better if you couldnt finish up the large hexs and then do the same with the smaller hexs only in strips... like a border???
    it would look much more structured (might be a bad thing) but the math would be easy and you wouldnt have to applique.
    Thank you damsel! Structured is good. It makes things easier to work out, at least for me... :-) That's one thing that attracts me to the second layout. The small hexes are intended to be a border, kind of a frame.

    I have also been soo tempted to lay them out with a diagonal slash across, big on one side and small on the other. Would be really easy to sew, just triangles to insert and a sash strip in between... if I could get more of the same fabric I might consider making a second one! And if I didn't have so many other quilt ideas as well already. You are all infecting me, you terrible people!!! :shock: :-D

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    More great works of art!

    I think that whole quilting thing is addictive. Don't even get me started on this particular style.

    I am hoping to get my top done by this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    ... I have also been soo tempted to lay them out with a diagonal slash across, big on one side and small on the other. Would be really easy to sew, just triangles to insert and a sash strip in between... if I could get more of the same fabric I might consider making a second one! And if I didn't have so many other quilt ideas as well already. You are all infecting me, you terrible people!!! :shock: :-D
    Too funny SalmonSweet! We are all infecting each other! :lol:

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    I have made adjustments in the yellow hexes and I have lined them up better in rows. This looks so much better to me.
    Thanks so much for the suggestions.

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