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Thread: Corn and Beans - draft - comments please

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    Junior Member eeraemore's Avatar
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    Hi everyone - I'm new to EQ7 and am trying to come up witha design to use my stash of blues and greens. I designed this and I like it the way it is on EQ7 (probably with a dark border of some kind, maybe dark blue). But.... I think it has the potential also to be very ugly once it's put together. What do you think? I'd appreciate comments!!!
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    You have the start of a lovely quilt .... the trick will be in the blending of the colours. Enough variation to show your dark/light blocks as well as the green/blue differences.

    And in the end, one stunning quilt can emerge!

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    Well, I like the color combo. They are beautiful together. Are these the same blue and greens in your stash?

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    Thanks, QuiltE! Alikat, these are the colors in EQ7 but not my stash. I have some dark blues (lighter and "poppier" that navy) and medium blues. And lots of medium greens and two medium greens that are a little brighter (kind of like the ones in the picture).

    I'm afraid to start! It think I might just make a few blocks first and see how it goes....

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    you should be able to scan your fabrics and add them to the library. i only have eq5, so not sure how it's done in eq7

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    Likey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeraemore
    Thanks, QuiltE! Alikat, these are the colors in EQ7 but not my stash. I have some dark blues (lighter and "poppier" that navy) and medium blues. And lots of medium greens and two medium greens that are a little brighter (kind of like the ones in the picture).

    I'm afraid to start! It think I might just make a few blocks first and see how it goes....
    And thanks back to you! :)
    I don't know EQ7, but from other threads/posts on this Board, is that not the program you can input your fabric and try it out in the layouts?

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    I like it

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    Thanks, everyone, for your help. I made one block...I know I cut off some points (wasn't paying attention at the beginning), but I think I really like it!

    The only thing I'm not quite sure about is the polka dot fabric (the lightest green). Does it go? Or, will it make it pop when it's all put together?

    I guess I could spend the time and scan in my fabrics to the program and see how it all goes together! Worth the time before I do this. My husband requested a queen size, which takes 48 blocks.....sigh! We'll see what happens!
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    Very nice block. Should make a beautiful quilt when it's finished. Keep going. :thumbup:

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    I think the polka dot fabric is fine. The pattern is small enough to be unobtrusive. The color balance of the entire block is nice. I think this could be a beautiful quilt. I see it with a narrow inner border of the darkest green and a final outer border of the darkest blue. Just my thoughts.

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    I love your block! I hope you keep the yellow. Really pretty.

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    i like it all

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    Your block colors are fantastic.

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    BeckyL - I agree totally with you on the borders. :)

    So, I have redone the block with a different fabric in place of the polka dots. (Please ignore the piecing...these blocks are my first real attempts at triangles!)

    One block takes at least 2 hours...hopefully that will improve once I have the colors down...

    I have a preference of one block over the other, but I'm curious what everyone else thinks -- Polka dots or no polka dots? :)
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    I like the continuity of the second block without the polka dots, it carries the same green throughout the block. You could make several different blocks to blend together and just keep the same fabrics in each block (does that make sense?) that way it still uses a lot of fabric and yet still has the variety to it too.

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    I think it will be a beatutiful quilt. I like the blues and greens
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    Quote Originally Posted by eeraemore
    Thanks, everyone, for your help. I made one block...I know I cut off some points (wasn't paying attention at the beginning), but I think I really like it!

    The only thing I'm not quite sure about is the polka dot fabric (the lightest green). Does it go? Or, will it make it pop when it's all put together?

    I guess I could spend the time and scan in my fabrics to the program and see how it all goes together! Worth the time before I do this. My husband requested a queen size, which takes 48 blocks.....sigh! We'll see what happens!
    I like the 2nd one, don't know why, just more pleasing to the eye...

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    Much better in the 2nd one. Maybe use the polka dots in the borders

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyL
    I think the polka dot fabric is fine. The pattern is small enough to be unobtrusive. The color balance of the entire block is nice. I think this could be a beautiful quilt. I see it with a narrow inner border of the darkest green and a final outer border of the darkest blue. Just my thoughts.
    I agree with this statement. I feel that if you use the polka dot material for the border of each square and later again as a flange against the dark green outer border, it may finish this promising quilt-in-the-making in a lovely way. What do u think? :) or vice versa on border. Another way would be to use the polka dot outer border with the royal blue flange to separate the block border from the outer border.

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    Polka dots I like the lighter color

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