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Thread: With or without yellow roses - your advice please

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    With or without yellow roses - your advice please

    Below is the block I made for my stitchin sister exchange. My person's block was anything TX. I digitized this block and paper pieced the flying geese. The question is, do you think I should also add the fabric yellow roses or leave it alone? If adding roses, which placement do you like best?

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    The block is lovely, without the roses. But they do add a nice punch of colour (helpful, right? ) If you add them, I like the second layout best. It looks like they are supported by the flag stand that way.


    Edited to add: 3rd picture. Second layout with roses. I like the 2 on top and 3 clustered in the lower left.

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    I like the clean lines of the original design without the roses.

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    What about one yellow rose in the star in the middle of the state?

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    without roses
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    No flowers. I like it without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti25314 View Post
    What about one yellow rose in the star in the middle of the state?
    Good idea except it would cover up my bluebonnets - u probably can't see them in the pic.
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    oh gosh, perhaps the first one without them is best. if not, the last placement would work all right. so cute though!!
    no body remembers The Yellow Rose of Texas song. of course, I do!

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    Oh, don't cover up the bluebonnets!! I vote for leaving the rose off. Your stitchin sister is going to love this!

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    It's THE yellow rose of Texas, so I'd see how just one looks - maybe at the top left corner of the support. And add a little green leaf or two. Are the three smaller ones separate - maybe one of them??

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    It's THE yellow rose of Texas, so I'd see how just one looks - maybe at the top left corner of the support. And add a little green leaf or two. Are the three smaller ones separate - maybe one of them??
    I agree - just one in the upper left would give it the "pop" you mentioned.
    I so love it without as well.

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    I like it with out, or my second choice would be just one....feeling more mixed up now??

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    I'd put three in the lower right corner and omit the other two.

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    I prefer it with no roses. If I had to pick, I'd go with the last photo.
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    I do like the punch of color that the rose adds. Have you thought about putting one rose inside the circle at the top right corner? It would like framed that way.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Prefer no roses.if you want colour one rose top left corner only. 3 together definitely too many.

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    I love the block...but not the roses... Very nice work!

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    Did you make the roses?i love them. However, I would prefer your block without the roses. Would love to know how you made them

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    Skip the roses. It is great the way it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    oh gosh, perhaps the first one without them is best. if not, the last placement would work all right. so cute though!!
    no body remembers The Yellow Rose of Texas song. of course, I do!
    i agree with this one. and the song came into my mind the first thing i saw the pics... and i've never even been to tx!
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    i like the second picture with the 3 bunch roses to the right as you are looking at it... leave the 2 off the top..

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    Nice job. My vote is the first one without the yellow roses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I like the clean lines of the original design without the roses.
    Ditto! I would not use the roses. It's a beautiful block. Perhaps another block could be for the yellow rose of Texas.
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    I would put one rose or one cluster of roses in a corner of the main emblem. The rose is meant to be a symbol, not to interfere too much with the overall structure. JMHO.

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    Without....I vote for leaving the rose(s) off. Can't wait to hear how pleased your stitchin sister is when she receives it.

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