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Thread: AAQI Quilt vote please

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    AAQI Quilt vote please

    This is my latest AAQI quilt. I'm not liking the scroll and beading. What do you think: leave them or rip them? I've decided to get other people's opinions and go with the majority. So far family says leave them. My vote is to rip them out. You can't see in the photo, but the quilting is a line of scrolls in the sashing and I was trying to replicate that. I just don't think it looks right.
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    I like the idea of putting a scroll there ... the yellow one is OK, but the beaded one doesn't compliment the quilt. The medium you are using doesn't lend itself to nice smooth edges and with this simple straight line piecing I think smooth edges (even if curved) is called for ... the uneven edges of the beads just doesn't fit to my eye.

    Perhaps another medium would work better ... something metallic perhaps, something that can be molded into shape.

    Something like the seahorse tooled out of a soda can in the pic on this page - but in the shape you want and not using the printed side of the can.

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    I'm afraid the beads don't appeal to me, either. If you're looking for a bit of sparkle, maybe you could find a bit of metallic braid, for the shape.
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    I'm not fond of the bead ones. the orange/yellow one looks fine.
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    my vote is to leave the yellow and not use the beads
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    Don't like the beads, sorry.

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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing, remove the beads
    Have a Blessed day
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    They don't work for me but I think you should listen to your heart (eye). Thanks for asking our opinion.

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    Often times accents need to come in odd numbers, so taking a away one or adding another scroll might be the answer. Personally--Doghouse mom explained it very well; the color of the beading is a little off from the clear colors of your solids. The yellow scroll complements the other colors as well as your lovely scroll quilting.
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    I agree with losing the beads and an odd number of embellishments. If you have more of the gold, put one under the first one, then another to replace the beaded scroll. Just my ideas. Nice mini.

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    Off with the beads!!! And, like magic, they are gone! Here's a pic of the quilt without the beads and with two more of little scrolls in orange. I decided to add orange because there was so little of the orange in the quilt, I thought it might give the color more weight. Thanks to those of you who voted! Sometimes we just need a second opinion. I felt that something didn't work and needed confirmation. I like this one so much better that I used the leftovers to make another, which I'm posting on my blog. Thanks again, Mary
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    They don't work for me at all.

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    IMHO, drop them both. I think they detract from the design rather than add to it.
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    Yup! It looks great now! Good job!

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    Never ever rip ! Add MORE until you're happy. LOVE AAQI

    Someone will adopt it happily

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