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Thread: Artistic interpretation of New York City

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    Artistic interpretation of New York City

    A panel was donated to the charity I sew for, and I added borders to get it to a size for a teenager. (We aim for 40" x 56" for the teens.) Now that I look at it all done, I should have used maybe red instead of the blue. It looks too much like sky!

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    This is a perfect teen quilt. I love it just the way it is - looks like a dream city with the blue on the sides ...

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    I like it just as it is. The dark blue is far enough from the sky blue that it's clearly not sky.

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    Great quilt. I agree--the blue is far enough away that it doesn't look like sky. I think red would be distracting and you'd maybe lose the buildings next to it.

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    Wow! Brilliant quilt. Very nice colourway

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    That turned out to be very pretty. I like it. I have issues with figuring out how to enhance a panel and make it turn out good. Every time someone uses a panel, I take notice and learn from it. Good job!
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    Very nice! I love what you did with the side borders.
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    nicely done
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    That is just beautiful. I wouldn't change anything.
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    i think it looks perfect. i love it, (from a New Yorker) a teen will love it
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    Very pretty. Nice donation that will make someone very happy

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    I think it turned out great.

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    it is very pretty!
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    I think you picked the right color - red would have been jarring, I think.
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    LOVE it. It looks like a floating city. BrendaK
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    That is one COOL quilt! Some teen is going to love it.

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    Love everything about your quilt.

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    You can always bind it in red. Great job!
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    Wonderful quilt. There is a teenager out there just waiting for this one.

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    I love that panel. What you have will make a great quilt. I have the panel in black/white. I was going to cut mine lengthwise and add some black/white blocks in the middle, maybe darker on the bottom and getting lighter near the tops of the buildings. I haven't quite figured it all out yet though.
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    The blue makes it look ethereal. Red would have drawn attention away from the cityscape. IMHO. Very nice.
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    Nicely done.

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    Very nice and I really like it the way it is. I don't think I would change a thing.

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    It is amazing! I really like the way you did the borders. Great job!

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