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Thread: Whats wrong with this quilt/wallhanging?

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    Junior Member Juztme's Avatar
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    Whats wrong with this quilt/wallhanging?

    My goal was to make a wall hanging for a room in my house, but now I'm not so sure I like what I did.
    I found a quilt pattern that uses a layer cake, cut into pieces, then resewn them back into these blocks with different colored triangles in the center. Since the color theme of the room is the antique gold with black furniture, I used the gold fabric for the triangles. Then I layed out the rows in the way the layer case was presented (light to dark). I started adding triangles from to give some more contrast, but I fill the gold is overpowering. I walked away from it for a couple of hours, and now I am asking for ideas. Do I need to rearrange the blocks? Get rid of some of the gold triangles? Just finish it as is? I was going to do the polkadot for binding, not border. I've done almost 1/2 of the blocks.
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    I think the gold stands out too much.

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    I would rearrange the blocks. Let's see what everyone else say.

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    When I look at it, all I see is gold! Too much overpowers the other blocks. Sandy64

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    Maybe the line between the light and medium on the left is a bit blurred, compared to the medium to dark, although I do think it is a sweet piece!
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    I find that the gold ties it all together. However, you could intersperse some more blocks with black, white, or grey triangles to diminish the effect of the gold. The light to dark is interesting.
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    I like the gold. but believe they should all be going in the same direction.
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    I like the colors and IMHO thinks just having a more uniform block pattern would develope this combination into a really cool quilt.
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    I'd re-arrange the blocks. That way the gold wouldn't all be together.

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    I would try rearranging the blocks.

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    I also would rearrange the blocks. I know you were going for a light to dark but I think if you mix the dark in with the light it would look better. Just don't use gold as a border..there is plenty of it there already. I like it!!
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    the thing that stands out most to me...... is the one gold background on the upper left. I think the gold helps brighten it, I'd try rearranging them a bit or adding or sutraction that one gold background block.. I love the dark to light gradiation

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    I like it the way it is. Go away from it for a week. Then you will look at it with fresh eyes. I like the way the quilt changes color. Also once it is sewn together it will look like it belongs that way. Then quilting will unify too.
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    I think that it will be great
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    i rather like the light to dark of the other fabrics. the gold doesn't bother me at all
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    If this was mine, I would ask several children or non- quilters to play with the blocks and put them into an arrangement. My DD and DGD often help improve my layouts.

    Maybe take a photo of the arrangement as it is now as your starting point. . Then stack up the blocks and let other people play with them. Take a photo of each persons arrangement..... I would also offer the choice of placing the blocks on a dark or something other than gold fabric when they play with them.

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    I would replace the square gold background upper left with light. Then i would like to see how it looks with all the triangles in gold. Then I would like to see it with the triangles all going the same direction.

    At first I didn't see the pattern that the triangles were laid out in, but now I see it. It looks a bit chaotic, but I get it. I like what you're doing with this and look forward to seeing your end product!

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    I like it the way it is - very nice modern design. I would take it into the room where it will be used and evaluate it there. Might just look perfect with your other gold accents.

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    Definitely re-arrange the blocks. It does 'scream' at me when I look at it. Whether you arrange them so four gold point all point inward and have the rest like ripples in the water (or like slight diamond shape getting bigger similar to a log cabin variation).
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    I would re-arrange the blocks having the gold all going the same direction. Maybe?
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    I agree with one of the other board members, to me the triangles going in different directions is distracting. I think the gold would be fine if they all were in the same direction. Just my opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulettepoe View Post
    I like the gold. but believe they should all be going in the same direction.
    Yes I agree but all in all a very nice idea Good Luck and let us know how it turns out
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    I love the gold with the black blocks but not so much with the lighter blocks. Mix um up & let us see again!

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    I think the gold is over powering it. I don't even know if a different arrangement will help or not. You could try. Maybe if you arranged the blocks so that the gold forms blocks might give it new dimention.
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    I like it...very much. I like the way it runs from light to dark on the diagonal. The only thing I'm not liking the the gold block in the upper left hand corner. I wouldn't have any gold blocks, only the gold triangle. I like how you have the triangle place in different places on your block and turned different. in I would love a bed size quilt like this.

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