January 12, 2013

Suz- Showing Options

Sorry this is a bit later than I'd anticipated, but we had some internet interruptions, and some hydro outages so I couldn't post as early as I'd hoped.
Here are several pics showing different layouts for my Christmas wall hanging.

I'd love to have some feedback!
I'm leaning towards #2. What do you think?  Is it balanced?
Do you prefer a different layout?

Thanks from Suz.


Debra Spincic said...

Here's my recommendation--Using #2: (left to right)

1. Flip block 2 so green stripe is across top
2. Move 5 & 6 to bottom row keeping black in the bottom edge position (just like they are)
3. Move Merry to the middle
4. Flip block 9 (now in the 2nd row) so the red strip is the outer edge.

OR, layout 3 might have less changes:
1. Change block 1 with 2 and rotate for the border look--green & red in block 2 would be corner border. Green across the top in block 1.
2. Block 6 in 2nd row, make it the right hand corner of row 1 (block 3 position).
3. Drop current block 3 down to block 6 position with red on outside edge.

See how that looks-

Suztats said...

I’ll check those out Debra, but one problem is that certain blocks were made to go in specific directions... so the crystal dangles vertically or the snowman isn’t upside down..........makes things a little more challenging........lol....but thanks for your feedback. I'll try it all out tomorrow.


Debra Spincic said...

The dangles probably are not as important as a snowman on his head!

Debra Spincic said...

The easiest arrangement would be #4--

swap blocks 5 & 6 for 8 & 9--basically just change positions so the black is at the bottom.
Then, cut back on the poinsettia fabric in block 1 & add something dark above it, like red, as a faux border.
In most of the arrangements with that poinsettia fabric as an outside edge, there's nothing to define that edge.

If you make these changes, you wouldn't have to worry about snowmen or dangles!

desertskyquilts said...

I like #3 the best. Swap block 1 and 6, and the colors are fairly balanced. No worrying about right side up or dangling. =) I definitely like it better with the Merry Christmas in the middle of the 9.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I think I like the Merry Christmas in the middle too. # 3 is my favorite.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I like the 'banner' in the center block...for whatever that is worth. It seems to ground the grouping. It will be beautifully bright and cheery regardless what arrangement you use.

ladyhawthorne said...

I also like the banner in center. 3 is probably my favorite but I think the edge colors need to be balanced throughout, not all the red or dark on one side. Just my 2¢.

Cy said...

My favourite of these layouts is number 3.
The only thing I would change on it is to swap the TOP middle block with the BOTTOM middle block, keeping them both the same way up as they are now.
Number 2 pic would be my next favourite if the banner block were in the middle.

Suztats said...

Well, the banner is in the center, but I changed some blocks around. There's red frames on one side, green on the other (I don't know why, but I like that) and red and black on the bottom. I did have the poinsettia fabrics all in the center, but I added red to the top poinsettia strip, but in a subtle way.
Now that I've decided on the placement, I can begin the sashing.
Thanks for all your input!

Debra Spincic said...

that was fun!

Maybe a pic at next week's Reveal?