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Thread: ragged flannel lay out--final decision on 12th reply

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    Whenever I post photos of projects, I see something I want to change. :roll: So--before I pick this up, I want to see it here and ask if anyone sees any glaring spots that need switching. I only have a few white squares left and one of the brown/green bigger leaves. I start with alternating solids and leaves, but never stick to it so it appears random... organized random... it's hard!! :shock:

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g?t=1219764949[/img]

    A close up of some of the fabrics.

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    Love your colors! Probably the only thing I would do is move around where you have the 3 fall leaves in a row together...maybe swap the one in the middle with a different block. It already looks warm and inviting!

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    That looks wonderful to me Karla! I love your fabrics. Makes it almost seem like fall is in the air.

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    Looks good to me.

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    bj--I wanted to not have three in a row--but--it's that or go make up more solid squares... unless I stick white one inbetween. Would white ones look better?

    I made a three in a row at the top and bottom to balance it out....

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    I don't think it's a huge deal. I like it like it is.

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    Green would look good as the middle square.... I wonder if I have any left.... :wink:

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    karla, I like your 3-in-a-rows. And with more than one it does balance it. I like it.

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    I had green squares already cut! :!: :!: I just quilted up three more--it needed more of the darkest green fabric anyway.

    How's this?

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    The reds aren't random enough! :?

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    looks good...reds look random enogh for me....good luck

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    Okay--NOW I feel better. :wink:

    It's ridiculous, and tiring, to feel each square is in its place for a reason. Sigh... :roll: :roll: :roll:

    I knew if I came here it'd get better. :D

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    Looks good to me. What a nice fall quilt this is going to be .Sure has a home with me.

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    I think its lovely Karla....have you heard about using your garden strimmer to whack it to fluff up the edges instead of clogging up your washing machine.....check it out on line I can't remember where I saw this sorry....but it looks like fun too!!

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    gosh Karla, you got me stumped. I like it just the way it is :P

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    Either way is lovely. I think that we can tend to over think about getting it just right. Just go with it. Remember this is supposed to be fun! LOL

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    I have Izy--it was on the newsletter where I had a hint published too--but I'm going to stick to the old way. This is a wedding gift and I know using a tool like that will have horrid results. I see gas drips, oil leaks... shudder. :shock:

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    Well I suppose the guy who I watched just kept a machine just for this job probably, like you say it would be a crying shame to ruin it... I had a thought about using a dog grooming brush, you know the fine wire ones that are rectangular with a central handle, that way you could get rid of alot of the fluff, I wondered..... :roll: Love the quilt by the way, did I say, I do wander off track alot...... :lol:

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    Looks great Carla. When making quilts I will lay the whole thing out and leave it on the floor until I've had at least 1 other (pref more) person look at it and tell me if it is balanced. I look at it from all angles, even standing on the couch to get a good look. I think your final layout is perfect!! I like your idea of taking a picture, especially now that I have an empty nest, I don't have as many people around to look at it for me!!! 8)

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    Looks good Karla :)
    The one thing that caught my eye was the 2 half-white squares that are right next to each other. One of the white halves is next to a whole white one. Maybe the half white one could be switched with the square to its right?
    You have really been a busy bee this summer!!! :D:D

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    This is going to be a really cuddly quilt! Love you colors!

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    Love you color combinations Karla. Is fall in the air already?

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    I like it! A LOT! I wonder what kind of brush they use to do chenile? I saw John Flinn do the weed whacker thing on a rag quilt. I think he may have used an electric one. I'd be scared to death to try it myself!

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    It really is a warm,fall,getting ready for winter quilt. It gets really cold here in SE Georgia, I will take it as is. It would be wonderful covered up with it in front of my fireplace with a roaring fire, AHHHH, I do love that scene. RELAXING. Bill'sBonBon

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    It looks good but I would flip the half squares so that you don't have leaves touching leaves.

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