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    Ok, I have 4 beautiful materials that look great together, but then I cut them into 1" squares. This is my current layout. I ran out of pink poka dot, so I'm cutting more, that is why it looks "off" on the edges.

    Thoughts? Do I need to add another fabric? Take out that odd fabric? Change the layout? Thanks!
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    all I can say is just keep going, it's looking good

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    The floral is not working as well as the others, because it is different in every 1", so those pieces are not carrying the pattern along. I would try substituting something that 'reads' more solid in those spots -- maybe a green that is dark like in the floral.

    Just a thought...

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    Thanks Ladies!

    Leslie - that is what I was thinking, I just have soooo much of the floral that I really wanted to use it :-)

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    Lovely fabrics/colours. My thought is, the larger print fabric with the black/dark background doesn't quite work. Maybe because it is fragmented and the different tones and colours of the print no longer work as a whole. The lattice, polka dot and soft green work really well together. The small squares with the dark background and the leaves look great...Hope I am explaining clearly...and please, don't think this is a criticism. We all look at things differently and there is no right or wrong. Look forward to seeing this one progress. Happy quilting:).

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    The large floral print is throwing me off. Some of the squares are dark and some are light. I would think the large print floral would work great for the border, but it looks lost with the other colors. Personally, I would add a slightly darker green to the mix (compared to the lime green).

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    I think if the large floral was used with just the darker backgrounds it would work better. I do like the idea of a dark ring or change to green.

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    Looks good to me

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    Looks good to me.

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    The floral needs to be used in larger squares so the print is more visible. I would either take it out or use another fabric that is darker in order to connect them. JMHO.

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    What is this going to be when it grows up?

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    I agree, the print throws me off the pattern. A different choice maybe??

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    Its going to be a beautiful "Trip around the world"....The floral with the dark color as it grows will blend better...right now its pretty small...If I did anything different I would add more of the floral pieces with the darker color and replace the ones that dont have as much of the dark green leaves or replace all of them with a fabric that has more of a cohesive blending

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    I think your floral needs to be a smaller floral and more of an all-over design so not so much background peeks through. Other than that it is going to be very nice!

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    I like it and wouldn't change anything.

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    Take out the floral and replace it with black, it'll look killer!

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    This is going to be an awesome quilt!
    Another thought on your use of the large floral fabric - sort your pieces into ones that are predominantly light and predominantly dark and then use them in a round of light one time and a round of dark another time. That would give your design a better balance and keep it from looking like it just doesn't quite belong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyPA
    Thanks Ladies!

    Leslie - that is what I was thinking, I just have soooo much of the floral that I really wanted to use it :-)
    If you sort the floral pieces and use similar ones for each round, it might look better.

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    I like it. Hopefully you have more of that dark floral for an outer border. That would finish it off rather well! :)

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    I like it as it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyPA
    Thanks Ladies!

    Leslie - that is what I was thinking, I just have soooo much of the floral that I really wanted to use it :-)
    Would the floral work as a border if you have enough?

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    think it looks real special...
    this is what gives it the homemade look..
    when you run out of a fabric & substitute another--
    like our ancestors did...
    that's what makes those old quilts look so special!
    keep goin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    The floral is not working as well as the others, because it is different in every 1", so those pieces are not carrying the pattern along. I would try substituting something that 'reads' more solid in those spots -- maybe a green that is dark like in the floral.

    Just a thought...
    agreed - the scale is off and doesn't show the true color of this fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyPA
    Thanks Ladies!

    Leslie - that is what I was thinking, I just have soooo much of the floral that I really wanted to use it :-)
    Use it as a border!!!

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    Thanks everyone! I spent the evening cutting out squares using the materials I had at that moment, I will check to see if I have a darker green that might work better.

    This is going to be a table runner.

    Thanks again!

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