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Thread: Please Help Me with Design Decision

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    as some of you many know, this is a breast cancer quilt for a customer to give to her mother, who has made it 10 years cancer free.

    i've made the continuous prairie points and i had every intention of press them to the outside when the quilt was done.

    now that its hanging on the board i kinda like how it looks with them pointing in instead of pointing out.

    the only reason we have to make a firm decision now is one side of the points look better than the other.

    how i sew the good side to the quilt depends on if they will face in or out.


    so which way do you guys like it?

    i tried to get the bottom row mostly pointing out for comparison.


    the binding fabric is going to be the solid purple that i used for the background fabric.

    the quilting is just a swirly pattern done in solid purple to match the background fabric.

    i won't be putting on any other borders because they have a size issue for the place they wish to hang it on the wall. i just can't expand this quilt any further.

    thank you for all comments.

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    I thought I would like them out but I like them in. Like they are pointing to the main focus of the quilt.

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    Wow! That is a beautiful quilt. I like them both ways. I think they lood different facing in and I like different so I think I would do this. I guess my only concern would be...since you mentioned that this is going to be a hanging quilt either way you do it One side is going to hang down or can you make them stay where you want them.

    KYia

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    I like them pointing in! Looks cool that way! Can you make a little bit wider binding than normal, it would give the effect of a narrow border.

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    I'm liking them pointing in.

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    They look cool pointed in! Great job!

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    Wow, this is a toughie. I agree, I like them both ways, but I think I like them best in. That way the points accentuate the quilt center, and you can use the binding to accentuate both. It's a beautiful quilt!

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    i could tack them down with invisible thread (by hand) so they don't hang down across the bottom.

    i do have enough fabric to make a larger type binding.

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    How beautiful! I like them pointing in! Makes a statement, Look at ME! :lol:

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    Klue

    When you said which way in or out I thought to myself - out of course LOL.

    So here I am eating my words so to speak - I really do prefer them pointing inwards, I think it gives the quilt a little bit of originality.

    Go on Klue - sew them inwards - you know you want to :wink:

    Tisha

    BTW Love the quilt - is this going to be a surprise for your customers Mother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i could tack them down with invisible thread (by hand) so they don't hang down across the bottom.

    i do have enough fabric to make a larger type binding.

    Usually the double points are so stiff that they shouldn't "droop", but if you decide to tack them, either tack both ends or put a hanging tube across the top, 'cause you just KNOW that they're gonna turn it every which way but up! LOL

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    That's a gorgeous quilt, and I vote for "IN" too. Reading the words I couldn't imagine them looking right any other way but out, but they look so perfect pointing in. They do send the focus to the circle in the centre.

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    yes, its a complete surprise.

    her mother is familiar with my work thru pics and always liked my more contemporary quilts.

    the daughter and i worked very closely to make something that would combined all of these elements (modern design, breast cancer, new dawn on life, and her favorite color purple)

    the very lightest pink fabric is the only outward sign that its a breast cancer quilt because its pale pink with pink breast cancer ribbons.

    the mothers birthday is in 2 weeks and i'll be shipping this quilt to them by the end of the week - they both live in Minnesota.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i could tack them down with invisible thread (by hand) so they don't hang down across the bottom.

    i do have enough fabric to make a larger type binding.

    Usually the double points are so stiff that they shouldn't "droop", but if you decide to tack them, either tack both ends or put a hanging tube across the top, 'cause you just KNOW that they're gonna turn it every which way but up! LOL
    LMAO

    thats so true!

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    It's lovely. I agree with the points in. They really frame the quilt well. Making the binding a little wider is a good idea too!

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    I really think I like them going in better -- which really surprised me!! Never saw points go any other way but out :roll:

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    First I have to say I really like the quilt :D :D :D I like the points in also, that way they flow with the contemporary quilt design.

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    In is unexpected and unconventional. It is less traditional - I like it. (Out would be pretty too) With them in, you have circle, and triangle contained in the square.

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    Just lovely, I like them out, gives another dimension. JMHO

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    I really like your quilt. Having the points in is great. Love the look.

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    This quilt is beautiful, I love it. And I am like most everyone else, I like the points pointing in.

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    I like them pointed inward too.

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    I thought out until i saw the quilt. I like the inny look too. Beautiful quilt BTW.

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    Beautiful! I like the "in" a bit better, sort of points your eye to the centre!

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    Having the points in seems to frame your beautiful design very nicely. Klue, I really like it.

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