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Thread: Experiment, how do you like it?

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    Senior Member johnette's Avatar
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    Thought I'd try this out. Think I like the unwhacked ones better.

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    Too pretty to whack.
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    Funny you should post this. But I just read through a whack book and they recommend you stay away from batiks for this type of project as there isn't enough contrast in the fabric to make it interesting.

    I have to agree I like the un-whacked blocks better too.

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    Me too! The others are too much of an optical illusion, kind of hard on the eyes! I'm sure others will disagree with me, jmo!

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    I agree with you!! Gorgeous fabrics!! :thumbup:

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    un-whacked looks better.

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    I'm a precision nut. I like 'em better unwhacked. Next time you can try just mixing up the blocks on the first sewing. No, you don't get the diagonals. Who needs 'em when you have such great fabric choices. Just love the batiks.

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    The whacked ones might look better if you put them purple to purple, ect. It might make an interesting illusion, worth a try to give it a turn.

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    I agree, unwhacked. They are really pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    The whacked ones might look better if you put them purple to purple, ect. It might make an interesting illusion, worth a try to give it a turn.
    I like the unwhacked ones but I would like to see Pam's suggestion too!!!
    Those batiks are luscious!!!:D:D:D

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    Hmm, I'm the oddball here, because I like them both. :lol:

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    I like unwhacked too. That fabric is so pretty!

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    I have to agree, unwhacked is better.

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    Like these blocks. I love wild colors.

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    I agree the batiks shine in the unwhacked!

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    OK, I gave one of them a quarter turn. Still like unwhacked better. Thanks for the input and the nice comments.
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    Still like the unwhacked better.

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    I like unwhacked too. This looks too disorganized.

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    The thrid picture is my favorite!!!

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    The unwhacked blocks are beautiful and quite striking.

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    Can't say for sure, I like them both. But I'm leaning toward the unwhacked.

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    I like the unwhacked ones too.

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    Love the colors!! And I like the "unwhacked" ones better, too! :D

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    I like them both. Silly me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I like them both. Silly me.
    Same here, both could be used for different ideas. Beautiful colors though.

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    I really like the unwhacked ones the best. Because I'm not familiar with the technique, forgive me, but it seems like the whacked ones the centers are off or is that part of the charm?

    The batiks are gorgeous. :D

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