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Thread: Trying to design a quilt for my sister

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    Trying to design a quilt for my sister

    Her bedroom colors are burgundy and gold and she likes floral. Browsing fabrics I came across this center panel and I just love it. The design is somewhat like a quilt I saw on searching for Asian panel quilts for ideas. I've been fussing with this for hours and still not sure about it. It looks plain but then I think that the Asian fabrics and the panel are the focus. I could do each fan in a different fabric and a very textural quilting pattern in the plain areas would jazz it up too. The sashing is a gold metallic scroll design.

    What do you think?
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    Oh I think it is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    My goodness, that's a GREAT design! Quit fussing over it and get sewing!

    I agree that textural quilting will only enhance the quilt.

    Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    That's going to be stunning!
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    Beautiful design! Can't wait to see it when you get it done.

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    Stunning, dramatic quilt. I love it. You are very creative, and your sister will cherish it.

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    wonderful design, great color! I admire everyone who can do curves!

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    Beautiful quilt. You done a fantastic job on it. Not only the design but also the colors. If your sister dose not like it, I will be your other sister that will love & treasure it. Hee Hee

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    Thank you for the feedback. Looking at something for so many hours it's hard to "see" it clearly.

    I have the fabrics in my cart ready to check out. Changed some of them but I also have FQs in Asian fabrics that I can use for the fans. Sent this to my sister to ask if this is what she wants.
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    I love it!!! Can I be your sister??????????

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    Absolutely Gorgeous!!! She will love it.

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    Beautiful design. I like the first version best. It is very elegant.

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    Orientals are my favorite, you did a wonderful job, love the layout

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    Wow it's gorgeous. I love both pics, but the change in the 2nd one is perfect!!!! make sure to post when it's done, so we can see the finished product

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    I think it is an awesome design as is!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Beautiful! Love the center!

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    It will be beautiful....

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    You did a wonderful job! I like the second a bit better as the color of the fans gives it a little "Pop" without taking away from the center piece. Please post when finished!

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    That's lovely! Bet she's going to LOVE it!

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    GORGEOUS!!!! I love it
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    Elegant design with stunning fabrics. I like the addition of blue in some fans and the increased texture of the fan background in the 2nd photo.

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    i like it just the way it is
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    I love it. Go for it.

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    It is beautiful.
    Pat M.

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    I am very impressed. The fabric is amazing with the gold sashing. I agree textural quilting could only make something this exquisite only better.
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