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OnlySiamese
« Reply #370 on: April 25, 2009 08:05:59 PM »

I wanted to see what all the blocks would look like together. I put some fleece down first so I could see some contrast.  I was intending to switch them around until I was happy with the arrangement, but Mr. Photogenic decided to lay on them.

Another shot

It's going to take me some time to arrange the blocks!! Shocked
I looked for sashing fabric today.  Yikes!!  Yet another decision! I found one possible fabric, but I am going to continue to look for something else.
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stillatthetop
« Reply #371 on: April 25, 2009 08:36:45 PM »

Only Siamese...One suggestion for selecting where to place the blocks:

"Squint" at them. Then, don't focus on the color or pattern shapes...focus on the dark light values that each square represents. I give each one a number 1, 2,  3...light...mid....dark.

(In your second shot you seem to have all your heavy dark values at the top, and you switched the bottom rows to the lighter squares).

It would balance better to kind of even those up. This is the hardest part of a quilt. And remember, your central motif (ie..the center of the quilt) is going to have the most impact. The sides fall alongside things, and get a bit lost in the shuffle, so to speak.

These are looking really good. I love your color selections. Good luck on finding the right fabric to sash and back with!
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NEW REQUEST: Need quilting fabric with ONLY purple, grey, green. Solids or Prints in any combination/shades, but NO OTHER COLORS ALLOWED. HELP! They are hard to find.
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OnlySiamese
« Reply #372 on: April 26, 2009 04:40:21 PM »

Stillatthetop- Thanks for all the suggestions!! 
I was just moving them around and to get an idea.  No way was I'm going to leave them like that!  Cheesy

I did try to move the blocks with the beige background to the corners.  But, then stopped arranging them.  I also noticed I had a bunch of stars next to each other.  Grin

Thank you for your suggestion about ignoring the color, because I wouldn't have thought of that!
Also, the central motif being the most prominent.  I would have tried to even out the entire quilt, ignoring the impact of the central motif, which would have meant it had none!!  Wink

Thanks again for all your help!  It was invaluable!   
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« Reply #373 on: April 27, 2009 03:31:09 PM »

OnlySiamese, Eight Point All Over block is amazing. The yellow fabric steals the show  Cheesy
You have a great eye to mix patterns and colors.
I bow to your patience... 30 blocks isn't a small feat. And they are all so perfect.
Congratulations!!! Grin

Thank you for your suggestion about ignoring the color, because I wouldn't have thought of that!
Also, the central motif being the most prominent.  I would have tried to even out the entire quilt, ignoring the impact of the central motif, which would have meant it had none!!  Wink
Thanks again for all your help!  It was invaluable!  

stillatthetop's suggestions are awesome. I would not have thought of them on my own either. They are going to be invaluable during the construction process.

A quilt wouldn't be a quilt without a kitty posing on it Wink Tesla's eyes go so well with the colors in the quilt. No wonder he couldn't resist the temptation to do a bit of showing off....hahaha...
I'm so excited to see your choice of sashing Grin

stillatthetop, thank you for all the amazing suggestions Smiley
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OnlySiamese
« Reply #374 on: April 28, 2009 09:47:40 AM »

Malgudi,

I agree, stillontop's suggestions were awesome!

Thank you for your complements on my blocks.

I'm going to sort the blocks tonight using the light, medium, dark method so they will be ready for my next opportunity to lay them out.

Tesla even looked as though he was actually posing!!  He's a nut!  Wink
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