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31 May 2010

Laying It Out

Yah Babs, I got your back!  Here are the two centers that Babs was going "Hmmmmmmm" about at the meeting a few days back.  I know Edna will speak up if she thinks of anything, but ALL comments and suggestions are welcome here.

First, the pink/purple 20 patch center:

...and now the layout I came up with:

This layout reminds me of a child's birthday party.

Ok, next up is her fall colors rail fence center - beautifully done, but too small for a useable quilt (just right for a wall hanging maybe):

This one immediately made me think of the baggie full of maple leaf blocks Babs left over here (I'm ashamed to say nearly two years ago!) for me to think up something for. So here's how I think we can combine them:

Now especially on the maple rails I'd like some input from blogland. I think the idea is a good one, but somehow the implementation looks a little weak. Do we need another color border around the center medallion to seperate it some? Something pieced perhaps? Am I the only one who think the center washes into the background a little too much?

Any thoughts are welcome of course.

What do you think, Babs?