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Thread: NEED ADVICE: pinwheel or plain cornerstone?

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    NEED ADVICE: pinwheel or plain cornerstone?

    Hello--these 17 inch embroidery blocks were done 30 years ago and I'm attempting to put them all together for a friend and make a full-size quilt. A pale yellow embroidery is used sparingly throughout the blocks which you probably can't see and I am using a thin yellow border next to the larger green border.

    QUESTION: What looks better for the cornerstones?: yellow/white 3 inch pinwheels or just plain white squares? Any advice is appreciated. Need to use these colors since person already picked them out. Thanks!
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    I like the plain white. If pinwheels were darker it would add something but they seem too pale.

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    I prefer the white. The embroidered blocks are the focus points and should remain so. Just my opinion.
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    I like the plain white also, beautiful blocks!!!

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    Thanks for the quick replies! Going with the plain white.
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    white squares

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    Are you using the yellow that is on the side with about that width of border showing? If so, I think I'd do the cornerstones as one yellow piece.

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    how about the pin wheels being bright colors that are in the blocks like the purples and pinks

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    I like the plain white.

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    I like the plain white. However plain yellow would be nice too

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    I like the plain white as not to take away from the work done in the blocks.

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    i like the yellow pinwheels. i think it brings in the yellow from the blocks a bit more.
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    I prefer the plain; as someone stated the blocks should remain the focus.

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    I like the pinwheels. They are pale enough not to detract. The all white seems too white to me.
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    I agree with Tartan . I think the Yellow would be much prettier. If the white and yellow pinwheelws are too light so is the white. It will look too washed out. The plain green and yellow borders with feathers or leaves quilted in them will be all it needs. The blocks are beautiful and will make a beautiful quilt however it is set up. Someone did a nice job.

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    I say plain white also. Gorgeous embroidery. Was the embroidery work done by someone you know?
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    I like the pinwheels. Very pretty quilt blocks.
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    It looks like [on my computer] that if you are going with the white, it might need to be as thin as the white in the blocks. the white overpowers the softness of the blocks. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Are you using the yellow that is on the side with about that width of border showing? If so, I think I'd do the cornerstones as one yellow piece.
    Exactly what I would do. Good luck.

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    What a pretty quilt. I will let the experts answer your question.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Plain white. Beautiful blocks, please show us when completed.
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    I like the pinwheels. Such a nice pale yellow - a little bit of movement - but nothing to detract from the blocks. I like pulling in colors to accentuate the whole piece. I'm sure whatever choice you make will be the right one.

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    The embroidered blocks are beautiful. I'd make the cornerstones a plain block and let the emroidered blocks be the star.

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    I like the plain blocks yellow or one or more of the embroidery colors.

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    I vote for the plain white squares. The embroidered squares are beautiful in themselves & don't need anything else (IMHO). :-)

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