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Thread: the start of Thinking Outside the Block... it's not quite the effect I was going for...

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    I wanted rich fall.... I feel like I got jungle or camouflage. :| :roll: It was rich fall to a point...then it took a turn. Maybe it was the dark red strip? Hmmm.

    Maybe I've been working on it too long... I'll put it away and peek first thing tomorrow to see if I feel differently.

    Thank goodness I didn't plan on making a whole quilt--just a table runner and a wall hanging, so only 42 blocks are started. Phew! I completed 10 tonight so I could see how I liked it.
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    I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    I wanted rich fall.... I feel like I got jungle or camouflage. :| :roll: It was rich fall to a point...then it took a turn. Maybe it was the dark red strip? Hmmm.

    Maybe I've been working on it too long... I'll put it away and peek first thing tomorrow to see if I feel differently.

    Thank goodness I didn't plan on making a whole quilt--just a table runner and a wall hanging, so only 42 blocks are started. Phew! I completed 10 tonight so I could see how I liked it.
    I think it is pretty, although maybe a little more jungle than fall? I think maybe it is that green stripe doing it...I think the 4th one from the center? I think it would turn out beautifully as it is though!

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    Lovely. Way too many seams to match for me.

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    I think it looks rich. The gold band and light centers give a glow to it. Looks like you have several setting possibilities.

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    I agree that it looks more jungley, but I love it! It is going to be sooooo cool and soothing looking with just the right pop of gold/yellow.

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    But, but, but, I don't want to make a jungle! How can I change it from the first green? I need to rethink this and maybe make smaller blocks--less strips--and just make more to finish a project.

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    I think they are lovely. You did a great job but they are a little on the jungle side.

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    Karla, this is enchanting. The colors are very rich. What does it look like if you lay a deeper hue on top of the very center squares? I think it is the center square that is making it pop. It is wonderful like it is! With the center squares there I see Christmas.
    I see it on your table laden with pine cones, holly, candles burning, children playing, gifts abound, pies baking in the oven,
    well you get my drift. I like it and my address is:::::: :-) :-)

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    I like it just as you have it.... reminds me of flaming gold/orange maple
    trees, etc.

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    Whatever you call it, I thinks its pretty. The colors go well with each other.

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    i'm getting fall from it not jungle. i need animal print to think jungle.

    love the pattern and your fabric selection

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    I think it looks awesome. It may be one of those projects that you don't get the full effect of until you've got more. I like the red in it.

    I'm glad you posted it in progress...I've been wondering how that layout went together. Now I know :D I'd like to try it as a baby quilt for my niece's baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Louise
    I think it looks rich. The gold band and light centers give a glow to it. Looks like you have several setting possibilities.
    I completely agree. It will be very pretty.

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    I think you're using too much green to be fall...but I have to say that I absolutely LOVE this!!
    Maybe replace the outer green with a deep rust?

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    I really like it the way it is, but then you are using the colors I like!

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    Hmm--the flaming maples was what I was going for, BUT I was also using what I have available--so forcing the issue. I just didn't want to buy more fabric.

    I agree on too much green too--but I have a lot of green and was trying to use some up. Blue is the other one in great supply--but that didn't work at all--trust me, I tried. :wink:

    Dang--I should have gone green/blue and called it Ocean Waves! :lol:

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    Love your colors!

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    Karla, I love this and may have to make this pattern...

    But, since you asked my opinion...I think you need the center to be a small leaf print with all the greens, oranges, beiges, and reds in it.

    I don't see orange, and I don't think of fall with beige.

    If you like applique, this would be a good one to "finish" with falling applique leaves in solids of each of the colors. IMHO

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    Maybe change the theme and name to fit what you have on hand.
    I like it as it is, but, it is yours and you need to be satisfied with it.

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    Gorgeous! Definitely fall inspired. Very rich looking. And your piecing...goodness! Do not rip any of that out! ;)

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    MJ--the center is a soft orange and is supposed to be in a BIG contrast with the rest of the block. I love that fabric--it's so beautiful--kind of a peachy yellow--not beige.
    It's too late to change the middle square since I have 30 more already made to the green strip....

    So, either I call it "It's a Jungle Out There!" or maybe "Have You Tried the New Camo From Wal-Mart?" or I made a change... it's very hard to get FALL out of my head since each of those fabrics--well minus two--holler FALL to me... I'll play with fabric tomorrow and see what I can come up with.

    Stay tuned...


    PS.. Chele--trust me--rippping some out is not a priority!! :lol: I will make something from the blocks that are together...a table runner. But I don't want to complete more as planned--I'm just not a jungle kind of girl.

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    The fall colors are very pretty but the 1st green from the center kind of breaks up the flow of colors. If it were me I would omit it all together or use it use it in the outside area.

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    I think that it is nice. Maybe that green has some blue in it that's throwing you off. Just put fall decorations with it and it will suggest autumn.

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    I wouldn't change a thing!

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