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Old 07-26-2013, 05:34 AM
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So at Guild last winter, we did 1600 quilts. I chose red, white and blue for QoV. After sewing it, I hated it. I thought it was ugly and it sat folded up in the sewing room ever since then. I finally decided that I would "slice" into it and see what I could do.

I took my long ruler and just cut at 30 degrees. I next cut sashing and added that back in. I can not decide if I should cut it again in the other direction? That would add some nice dimension .... but it was trickier lining these up as it was and (OK - I think I am lazy - lol) I am thinking it looks much better as is.

What do you all think?
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Love it !!
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I like what you did! If it were me, I think I'd make vertical cuts in it (which won't be hard to line up afterwards) at uneven distances and insert some white strips which are a bit wider than the blue ones. It might even look nice to have the white sashing strips done in a variety of widths. Overall the top is kind of dark, and I think some white would really make it pop, and improve it even more.
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It looks good this way but I think the added demension of cutting it again would be good. I just do not know how hard that would be. If the second set of cuts do not line up well and create square boxes you may not be happy with it.
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It looks good this way but I think the added demension of cutting it again would be good. I just do not know how hard that would be. If the second set of cuts do not line up well and create square boxes you may not be happy with it.
rufree4t - That was the reason that I chose 30 degrees - so if I cut it twice - I would get diamonds not squares. My real concern cutting it again is that if those blue sashings don't form straight lines it will look really poor I think. But as I progressed the matching went better maybe it would look OK.
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I like it with just the one diagonal. I think this way it is truly unique...with regular diamonds, it would be much less so. Besides, the rising lines on a QoV seem rather appropriate, don't you think?
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Love this! If it were mine project, I wouldn't change it. If you wanted to see what it would look like with other slashes, why not take a pic of the top and print it in color and cut the picture up? That should give you a reasonably close visual of what you could expect.
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Maybe forego the slashing again and add golden stars randomly appliqued to it.

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i like it the way it is, but i'd love to see it done with an additional cut
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Looks great!
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