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Thread: Feedback Critique Needed Please

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    Super Member bailey's Avatar
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    This is my attempt at going back to quilting (this is my second). I did one other 20 years ago! I would really like your opinions on the placement of the applique pieces and whether or not this will be worth finishing or just keeping as a top in the closet. Please keep in mind that the applique pieces are just sitting on the pieced top. I would like to spend the rest of the weekend hand appliqueing these so I can start on the OBW on Monday!

    Thanks everyone,
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    I LOVE it! Wouldn't do anything any different!

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    Oh, I think that is just lovely and definitely worth finishing into a quilt!!!

    My one comment is that I think I would like to see the cat combination of appliques spread apart a little more, to cover a slightly larger area -- especially upwards.

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    I think it is beautiful!! Definitely worth finishing. If you don't like/want it when you're through, I know a good charity you can send it to!! It's called...Cathy-loves-it-and-needs-it please!! LOL!! Good work and can't wait to see it when you are done!

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    I like it the way it is to, YES, finish it, it's too cute to sit in the closet.

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    Oh Bailey, I like that! The combination of squares and flowers along with the color contrast will look great. The only thing I would change would be to have more than one flower in the upper group. I've always done machine applique, too scared to try hand applique, good for you!

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    Is excellent. Please finish it. If when you are finish you still are not satistied, send it my way...just kidding. I love it.

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    Thank you both for looking. I think I like it but I will play around a little more with moving the cats apart more and up as suggested. Never thought of doing that - it might work! Sorry for the not so good picture. I really need to get something up on a wall before I start the OBW.

    Off to play some more with the appliques.

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    LoriJ - there is actually 3 flowers in the upper grouping I just take lousy pictures! LOL

    Thanks everyone.

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    Maybe you can see the 3 top flowers in this picture better.
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    That is beautiful. Don't change a thing.

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    i think the flowers on the bottom, left should go on the top, left to balance the ones on the bottom, right. this way they look bottom heavy. on a rectangular bed, it's hard to balance three groupings. it's easier to stay with even numbers.
    either opposite corners or opposite ends or opposite sides.

    when it's all done, send it here. nobody ever sends me anything. boo hoo! :-( :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriansmom
    I think it is beautiful!! Definitely worth finishing. If you don't like/want it when you're through, I know a good charity you can send it to!! It's called...Cathy-loves-it-and-needs-it please!! LOL!! Good work and can't wait to see it when you are done!
    Even before I finished reading your sentence, I knew what you were going to say. There are many charities out there and I have heard of another called "Anne Loves It Too".

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    One of the things you'll learn in nearly any art class is an uneven number of things is more dynamic. I love your arrangement just the way it is.

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    You really need to finish it. It will be worth it.

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    That quilt is so cute. I like it just the way it is. I disaagree on placement I always do uneven numbers in anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    One of the things you'll learn in nearly any art class is an uneven number of things is more dynamic. I love your arrangement just the way it is.
    touche. but hard to accomplish without a practiced eye or an art background. imho (HAH! :lol: :lol: ) the cats in the corner are perfect. the other flowers might be better either scattered (so that the un-even cluster is still there) or clustered in another, opposing, place. that other place does not have to be a corner such as the cats are in, but should be distanced so that there is balance.

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    Oh my gosh!!! It is lovely and so worth finishing just the way it is.

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    Finish it. Very nice quilt. You did a nice job.

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    No matter where you put the cats they will be darling! I think where they are now is great!!

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    Finish it - It is adorable!!

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    I'm no artist, but I REALLY like it just the way it is. The arrangements of cats and flowers are kind of 'unexpected'. I guess we all have different tastes and all the suggestions are good, I just happen to like it the way it is.

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    Please finish the quilt it is beautiful!

    I like the cats where they are but I think the flowers should flow (move) across the quilt, so the eye travels from top to bottom. The middle is empty.

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    I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    Please finish the quilt it is beautiful!

    I like the cats where they are but I think the flowers should flow (move) across the quilt, so the eye travels from top to bottom. The middle is empty.
    I think the middle is kind of empty too. More flow with the flowers would be better. I love the quilt with the kitties. I think it will be beautiful however you finish it. Don't forget to post the final picture.

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