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Thread: Please Help Me with Design Decision

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    I vote for pointing in. It's really a lovely quilt - did you use design software to create the pattern? Do you keep a website of your projects? I'd love to see more of your work!

    Rachael

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    i did set this up in the computer but its not an original design.

    i got the idea from a quilt pattern but the pattern was too big for what i needed so i just did it in the computer and scaled the circle down to 24 inches.

    i haven't set up a website yet - its on my "to do" list but it keeps getting put down to the bottom.

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    You can put me down for another "in" vote. I like how the prev. poster said they acted as arrows then. That's true! And the one who said the circle and triangle would be contained in a square. Very cool.

    I love your quilt. Very modern.

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    I vote IN! When I first looked I thought out, but I went away and came back and looked again and yes, IN is beautiful for the reasons given above! I LOVE the swirly circle, it's a beautiful, contemporary quillt and having the points in accentuates the swirl!

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    I like them going in too. It breaks up the purple background.

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    I thought 'out'would be better, but once I looked at the pic, I changed my mind---'in' looks better to me.

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    I like them pointing in.

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    Sorry Klue, but I like them out. But then you know what an old fashioned quilter I am.I feel like they take away from the center facing in.With them pointing out, the center becomes the point that your eye is drawn to .

    that's just me.

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    oooooooooooooooo pretty

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    That's some mighty fine work.
    In the close up of the points in was impressive, but when you pulled back for a wider view, I think the points need to be out.
    Your inside design is movement. The prairie points tell a story of their own ... if they are pointing in, then I begin to feel that the world is closing in on the movement, and they also tend to fade into the background.
    When the points are pointing out, the fabric is a lighter color, thus more noticeable and it makes me feel as though the inner movement is moving toward me.
    It is a beautiful work of quilting.

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    I'm going to vote for "Points Facing In". It reduces the size of the purple area, keeping the focus more on the center. But if the purple area were 1"-2" narrower top, bottom and sides, I would have voted the other way.

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    I just asked my 7 year old son and he said outwards! I often ask him opinions becuase he's got a pretty good eye and he just says what he thinks, not what he thinks I want to hear! This time he disagrees with me but hey, that doesn't mean he's wrong! LOL

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    points in

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    IN!

    They look so pretty when they point in.
    If they pointed out what kind of binding would you use? Would it be covered by the points?

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    I love them in because it is different. Beautiful!

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    I definitely like them pointing in. They highlight the fabulous job you have done in the centre so well. Great work!

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    i just finished sewing the prairie points on and they point in - and i'm loving how it looks.

    thank you all for your comments - its nice to have other artists to discuss design elements with.

    i should be able to put the binding on tomorrow and that will finish the quilt.

    i'll post new pics when its done for all to see our group project.

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    Looking at them pointing out, I start paying attention to the peaks and valleys, and I think they will hinder the look of the binding, that you are going to make look like another border.
    Looking at them pointing in, makes me see them, but then look at the center design, which is what you are supposed to notice...the focal point.

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    i've finished the quilt - i hope you all like it.

    here's the link in case you missed the post

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/l...63.page#397078

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    if they faced out, the binding would not have been visible, leaving the quilt without a frame. on this quilt i think a frame, or binding, is indicated, to 'enclose' the movement inside. the points facing in become another of the moving parts that are held in by the binding.

    i vote IN. great work.

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    I'm glad you decided on IN, because that's what I would have voted for if I'd seen this thread in time! The finished quilt is beautiful, and your friend's mother will love it!

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    beautiful quilt, I like them pointing in....

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    I like them pointing in. Looks great

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    I was fully expecting to like them pointing out, but I like the points better pointing toward the center. It seems to add deminsion! I love the quilt and colors! :thumbup:

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    I agree with the others, that pointing in is the way to go. I had the exact same reaction as several of the others, that it brings one's eye to the focus of the piece, which is the circle. Beautiful quilt!!

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