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Too Busy? Not Busy Enough?

Old 10-24-2010, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishNY
I think the flying geese blocks through the center are just too busy. I think you might want to replace them with blocks that have a larger focus, such as a star block or square in a square block. There is no place to rest your eye in the design as it is.
That says it best, no place to rest your eye.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:07 AM
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OK - thanks all for the feedback. I am back-tracking and wondering.....the possibilities again.....
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:14 AM
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it is a bit busy but could turn out terrific in spite of it. I'd go for it anyway. usually things work out. our eye is too critical.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:34 AM
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i'd put a mariner's compass in the center, since you don't seem to mind doing them. they always make a big statement.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:37 AM
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Whoa! Way too busy. Tht middle is eye catching but maybe too much. Hmmmm all kinds of possibilities there...
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:55 AM
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Stitchinwitch, has your niece seen the design or is this a surprise for her? Is she possibly helping you choose her favorites?
If she likes it the way it is in your first photo I would leave it. No, there is no place to rest the eye. Maybe that is the appeal to her. It is an awesome design. Each generation has different taste. Whatever you choose has my vote.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:00 AM
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aw thank you Dorothy - she told me the colors. but not the design. She is an "old soul" and is just buying an older craftsman house. After I decide that I am satisfied with it, I will show her the pattern. She doesn't sew at all and is not too familiar with all there is out there. Thank you so much for your kind way.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:31 PM
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I like the mariner's compass/sunshine and the blue stars in the ows maybe alternating (2 on the first couple or rows then, 1 in the 2nd and third row,etc...)hope you get the drift.
Keep the braiding for another quilt. That will be pretty also
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
thanks scowlkat. That was the area I was stumpted on...the center block on the top or bottom - it would need something, a more simple design?
I agree, I love all of the rest of it though :D:D:D
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I love it just the way you have it. would love to see it finished.
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