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Thread: Help! with this X's and O's quilt..

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    Senior Member quiltlady1941's Avatar
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    I'm trying to use some 6 inch squares that I have save from all my other projects in the pass. When I am done with a project, I would cut the scraps into 6 inch squares and save them.
    I have lots of them and want to use them up.

    I am trying to make a scarppy X's & O's quilt. This is my first try... I really don't know what I am doing & how the squares should be placed or if I should leave out the lighter ones.
    I laid the squares down as they came off the pile not really choosing colors. I didn't know if I like how it looked , is this how a scarppy quilts looks?

    I still have more to sew but if this is the way it will look maybe I'll just put all of them back in the box and forget about a scarppy quilt... LOL...Do you think it will look better after it is all sewed together and quilted?

    Anyway this is what it looks like so far...
    What do you think??? Thanks for your help...
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    Keep going...I really like it!

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    Looks good

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    I think you are doing great. Have you tried to lay it out where each 4 blocks make an x and the next 4 make an O instead of overlapping them. I am really a visual person so i am not sure if this would work even...just an idea....even though as is looks really beautiful and coordinated. Love it

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    I think it is very pretty just as it is. If it were mine I would continue on!!

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    Thanks ... This must be how a scrappy quilt looks... LOL...I guess

    I'll keep going and see how it comes out.

    anyone think I should take the lighter squares out??

    Thanks everyone..

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady1941
    Thanks ... This must be how a scrappy quilt looks... LOL...I guess

    I'll keep going and see how it comes out.

    anyone think I should take the lighter squares out??

    Thanks everyone..
    I like the variety of lights and darks..gives it some interest.
    I love it!

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    I would replace the very light squares. I like the random nature, but think it would improve the overall design if the contrast was stronger. But that's just my opinion. Keep going - it will be great!

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    If you take the white out and go with darker fabric it might blend too much then you loose your x and o effect. A very light cream is as dark as I would go if you aren't happy with the white, otherwise I think it looks fine the way it is.

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    It's scrappy. Keep going..I love it. When you get it all pieced and quilted it will be beautiful.

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    it;s scrappy..and it looks great...nice job

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady1941
    Thanks ... This must be how a scrappy quilt looks... LOL...I guess

    I'll keep going and see how it comes out.

    anyone think I should take the lighter squares out??

    Thanks everyone..
    Yes, I think you should take out the light ones that just fade into the white background, it spoils the over-all effect. i just finished a big quilt with 84 blocks, but I had made 106. I ended up
    taking out the extra light ones......! I had enough of the light ones to make a tiny light quilt. But, with the brighter colors you're using the light ones do nothing for the design.
    Your colors and pattern are very, very nice, just get out those that just fade away!
    I just looked at your photo again......if you squint and look at it and the block has disappeared, take it out. I see a pale pink, a cream near the pillow, and a few others that just don't "do anything" for the design. Your instinct was right on, get out the too lights.

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    I agree. The scrappy look is so cute on this x's and o's. Let us see it when it is done too please.

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    Keep going I think it looks nice....
    Would love to see your progess in another day or two.

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    Love it. Keep on going!!

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    looks great!

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    Iw love the way it looks now! If you are unsure, make a few more darker blocks and replace the really light ones. Take another photo and compare the 2 photos, then decide.

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    really very pretty! i think it looks perfect in the picture. :)

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    I think it's great. A true scrap happy quilt!

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    I love scrappy so I always think they are cute!! But I agree with your instincts - this pattern works best with strong contrast so take out the light ones (I'm thinking the pink one) that don't have much contrast. Keep going.....lookin' good!

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    i think it looks great.

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    Very pretty scrappy. Keep going.

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    The quilt is gorgeous :lol: keep on and if you decide you don't like it, I sure do and would give a loving home : :lol:

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    I think it is pretty. The only thing I might move are some of those squares that are really dark and close together, at the top.

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    looks great

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