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Thread: Lets play pick the background for the Lone Star

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    Lets play pick the background for the Lone Star

    Making this mini lone star. I originally planned it with the darker center of the star and the lighter background (you can see in the audition the pieces are already cut). Since then I bought a new blue fabric and it just happened to be sitting on my cutting table waiting to be laundered and I thought I'd audition the star on it.

    So here are the four versions with the star flipped one way then the other, and the two different backgrounds.

    Forgot to mention - they're not sewn together yet. They were, but I had to rip them apart and fix some seams because I had a big ripple in the middle

    What do you guys think? The first pic was my original plan, but I'm not so sure now.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Last edited by DogHouseMom; 11-13-2011 at 05:17 PM.
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    I vote for # 3

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    #1then #4. I like the brown then blue center better for some reason

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    I vote for #4~~ The dark blue background really sets it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassey View Post
    I vote for # 3
    that's the one my husband voted for. I like all 4 and can't decide
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    I prefer the light background -- it really makes the star stand out. As to the layout, I think I like # 2 best (with the dark blue toward the star points).

    Whatever you decide, it's going to be beautiful!

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    It's hard to pick, but I think I like #2 then #3. This star is TINY, isn't it.
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    I like #1 the most...
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    I think #4 gives the most contrast & lets the star stand out more.

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    I like #1 the best, then #4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    It's hard to pick, but I think I like #2 then #3. This star is TINY, isn't it.
    yes it is!! The finished star will measure 9". Each individual diamond is 1/2" on one side.

    It's also my first lone star.
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    Just wondering what it would look like with a white background. The fabric in the mid-section looks wintery!

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    Vote for #3 not sure why except that pleases the eyes
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    I'm only seeing 3 stars so don't have a number to reference but I liked the dark center with the dark background. It's beautiful.

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    I sat w-a-y back and squinted my eyes. It's #3 for me.

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    I like the 2nd one best.

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    I like the darker blue. I think it is #3.

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    NOT the dark..I like the lighter #1 OR #4

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    I like the light background - I love star quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post
    Just wondering what it would look like with a white background. The fabric in the mid-section looks wintery!
    I tried the white and didn't like it ... then I thought perhaps a lighter/brighter blue ... so .....
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    I like pic #3, I think the darker background makes the star pop. But what you thinks looks best is up to you, actually, none of the backgrounds are wrong !!!

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    #4 gets my vote!

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    I like #4!!! I think you did a great job but I think I would have started with something a little bigger lol You are couragous to do such small work!!! Cant wait to see what you do with it
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    I like 2 the best, but any of them would work.

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    i vote for #2.

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