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Thread: Will this design work?

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    Junior Member Barbara T's Avatar
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    Will this design work?

    Can you advise me if this design will work?
    I want it in blues and creams. The centre is light blue moving out to medium, then some areas of light, then medium and dark in the corners. The middle would be a light cream, and slightly darker from midway out.
    I wanted a graduation of colour from the centre out and wanted to use this in a winding ways pattern, but..... does it work? Or am I missing the point of this block.
    I would be very grateful for your opinions and please excuse my rough drawing.
    Thanks for your help.
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    I think that as long as your blues are in the same family it will be beautiful. I love quilts with this color scheme of graduated coloration. Are you planning on using teals, etc. in your blues? Personally I would rather see it in the blue family as you stated, than to become a controlled scrappy in blue/blue-green/blue-something else, etc. I think this will be elegant!

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    Yes, they will be pure blues. I was planning on using Northcott's Stonehenge fabrics. It is for my son's room and he also likes their organic look. Although I like scrappy, I was planning on making this more controlled. That is what's bothering me, should winding ways looked this well ordered?

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    Beautiful. I think it will work fine. In the center rather than cream you may want a really pale blue. I have seen a white with streaks of very pale blue, that may work so you keep your blue theme.

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    I like the gradation idea and the pattern The point of quilting is to make it your own. This is what I would call an out of the box interpretation and you should go for it. Did you try reversing the gradations as well? My eye is actually drawn to the corners first and then to the center. Was that what you were going for?
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    Gosh, I am impressed with your drawing. How did you draw that out so precisely? I am pulling out my graph paper more and more as I get ideas for a block and enjoy drawing them out. It is very helpful to see them layed out and to help figure out measurements of each piece. I have EQ7 but find my graph paper more useful.

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    i think your design will work just fine. i can't help but share that it speaks to me as being drawn 'into the light'
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i think your design will work just fine. i can't help but share that it speaks to me as being drawn 'into the light'
    Thank you Nancy. Would you mind if I call it "Into the light"? I love that idea.

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    i don't mind at all... thanks for liking my idea.
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    I love this. Can't wait tk see your fabric interprtation.

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    I think that works, and will make a beautiful quilt. I like to see blocks used in less-traditional ways.

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    Of course it will work but you will need to work from a design wall and very controlled piecing of the various blocs and their placement.

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    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...2013_ss13.html

    I went back and looked at the 'Way Around' quilt shown on allpeoplequilt site that I saw recently. Looking at those blue colors, I think the way you are planning to do the gradation will work very well. Especially if using the soft creams and not white, and staying away from the teal side of blue on the color wheel. More like taking the blue paint color strips at the hardware store that go from dark blue to the lighter hues.

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    As long as there is enough difference in the background and light blue so the pattern will not get lost. So figure these colors first and move out from there. It will be beautiful. This will always be one of my favorite patterns.
    Keep us posted!
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    I love the design and have something similar in the works but using the kaleidoscope block.

    I just finished a quilt using Stonehenge which is one of my favorite fabrics. The only thing I would caution you on is that there can be a wide variation in color in the yardage. I was using a deep mossy green and in some places it's lighter and more mint green while in others it's darker and more olive. It was a pretty significant difference. It can also work to your advantage if you fussy cut for some of the variations in your design.

    I can't wait to see your progress on this quilt!

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    A big thank you to all who took the time to post their advice. It is very gratefully received and has been very helpful.

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