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    Make less white

    Does that make since ?
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    Maybe you would like it better if you couched some yarn on top or used colored thread when quilted. I personally like it without the circles.
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    Don't put the circles in-maybe you could quilt with a variegated thread to tie it all in-it certainly is very bright-can't wait to see the finish-Best stitches

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    That does make sense! You are correct that there is too much white. I would make the border smaller. Then I would add 2 other borders. Here is a picture from my Quilt Pro program.

    Also I agree that you should use colored thread when quilting the white blocks
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    I don't care for the circles. it's too busy. How about just a small red border around the white.

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    Now don't hit me but I would take it apart and make for LC blocks. Your fab is gorgeous. I like white in quilts too but just a little too much here.
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    I like Arleners version, but whatever you do, I would leave off the circles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt-Till-U-Wilt View Post
    I don't care for the circles. it's too busy. How about just a small red border around the white.
    Yes that is what I was thinking too.

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    i like top pic.

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    If you mean the white is too bright you could tea dye the block to tone it down.
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    I really like Arlene's solution, IMHO the circles look contrived. Another possibility either with the top pic or Arlene's solution would be to use a little smaller circle as the "head" of a flower appliqué in the white squares. Love your color choices and the white, maybe a little less of it, really makes them pop.
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    I like the addition. White is a "take over" color. I have a hard time working with it and rarely do.
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    I agree with the 'take it apart' person - perhaps replace the white with a tone on tone green similar to one of the lighter greens in the log cabin blocks.

    The fabrics in the log cabin blocks look nice together.

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    Looks good wold add some more color with the board, great job and thank you for sharing
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    I also like Arleners idea. It is very pretty, but not with the circles. Thanks for sharing.
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    I like it best without the circles.

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    Question you are saying too much white.
    I would say minus the circles also.
    But if you are feeling the white is in your face
    Tea stain it.

    personally I like the white

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    Circles are fun. Move them around to make asymmetrical arrangement . Overlap some on the cabin blocks. Make small groups or lines of circles. Cut a few in half! Make some smaller sizes. I don't have the ability to make a picture but I encourage you to experiment.

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    sawsan, another idea? Use that white border by stitching on a waving stem border or waving ric-rac. Cut the circles smaller and use some of them as flowers, add a few leaves. The circles could also be cut into wedges to make cockscomb-like flowers.

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    I'm with you on it being too much white. Maybe do really neat stitching with bright colored thread on the large white blocks?

    I also like Arlene's suggestion of the bright border dividing the wide white border into smaller sections.

    The circles 'help' in one sense, but I really don't care for them on this particular design.
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    This was also my thoughts...after all you already have the circles made...Take a chance and try using them in the center area. I also like the narrow print border ideas. Have fun with it above all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
    Circles are fun. Move them around to make asymmetrical arrangement . Overlap some on the cabin blocks. Make small groups or lines of circles. Cut a few in half! Make some smaller sizes. I don't have the ability to make a picture but I encourage you to experiment.

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    It depends on how you are going to quilt it. The white would look lovely with a intricate design done in varigated thread. I sometimes intentionally leave "plain" sections if I want to showcase a feathered wreath design in them.

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    I think the circles add a lot to it, and I like them together with the log cabin.

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