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    I did this design for some fabric that I just LOVE. It's soft, romantic and so pretty that I wanted large pieces of it in a simple pattern.

    One has the lightest fabric in the diamond pattern around the center, the other has a medium fabric around the center with the lightest in the 4 squares around the center. I like both but I'm leaning towards the lightest 4 squares because the diamond pattern in the light emphasizes the 4 large light squares instead of the eye seeing it as a diamond.

    What do you think? I haven't ordered the fabric yet so I need to decide on the placement for the yardage.
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    I vote for the first one :)

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    I vote for the first one as well. That will be beautiful!!!

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    I think the first one too.

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    The more I consider it, the more I like the first one too. It breaks up the blue that is kind of blending all together in the second one.

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    Are those toile fabrics!??!! LOVE those.... I like the first one. Can't wait to see more pics!

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    Yes, two of them are toile. I love them too. :-D The fabric is called Cotillion. I'm going with the first one and I ordered the fabric tonight.

    It is such an easy pattern that it could probably be done in a day.

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    Gorgeous... I like both! lol

    Put them side by side on the screen of your computer, walk away and do something else, then come back in and look at the screen .... go with the thought that hits you first, you'll know which one you prefer. :-)

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    lol... That's kind of what I've been doing but not side by side. I keep coming back to looking at the one with more of the light, it draws my eye first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    lol... That's kind of what I've been doing but not side by side. I keep coming back to looking at the one with more of the light, it draws my eye first.
    There's your answer then. ;-)

    I think it's the walking away bit... stop thinking about it, look at something else, then go back but pay attention and listen to the first instinct. We usually have excellent instincts, we just over think things and don't trust ourselves enough.

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    i like the first one best.

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    The first one was my first instinct, the first one I did. I did second guess and thought maybe something else would look better....

    I added a row of triangles on the outside because the edges looked unfinished.

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    Ooops... forgot the pic.
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    i like the added triangles along the edge.

    the negative space will be a great place for quilting when its done.

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    So are you done yet?? ;-)

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    I like the third one the best :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    So are you done yet?? ;-)
    I'll whip it out just as soon as the fabric gets here. :P

    ESQMommy and I are going to a Sew Fun Friday at a local shop and I'm undecided whether I will work on DJ or something else. This is definately a candidate to get done in a day.

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    I like the first one also!

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    1st one

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    Looks great with the added triangles in the last pic!

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    Yes, it finishes it off. I can hardly wait for the fabric to get here. I have 3 online orders that haven't arrived yet and I'm getting anxious but I just ordered this last night. I need to do a test of the Sugar Bowl blocks. The measurements in EQ6 are a bit strange and I need to figure out what size square to start with, sew up both sides of the center, then cut apart on both diagonals to get the half & half triangle corners for the center square.

    Will be easiest to do them a little bigger than needed, sew them to the square, and then square up the block. Basically whatever size that block comes out to is what size the solid blocks need to be. The design is based on 10" blocks.

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    I'm probably too late, but I liked the second one better. But I do agree on the additional triangles finishing off the outside edges nicely. :D

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    Yeah, twopals, you're late and out-voted!! :lol: I do like both but the more I see them, the more I like the first one.

    I ordered the fabric last night anyway. Unfortunately maybe because I am not sure if there is enough for the extra border. EQ over estimates the fabric requirements though, IMO, sometimes by a large amount.

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    It does over estimate a lot doesn't it. It's hard to say by how much though and I'm paranoid about running out of fabric.

    I'm jealous you're going to sew with esqmommy, you'll have a blast!

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    I know how you feel. I'd read about people meeting up and feel sorry for myself that there wasn't someone close by. Where we work is even closer together, close enough to meet for lunch... a long lunch. :D

    It would be great to meet up with more people from the board.

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