Since I've been teetering back and forth about the corners, I decided to put it up on the wall and look at it for a while and then make my decision. (I took the Reflecting Pool blocks down to sew them into rows and that opened up the wall to put this up and look at it again.)
I posted a picture of this on Facebook and the response has been very nice and complimentary. Most people are suggesting that I leave it as is while a few are saying to change it because it will drive me crazy if I don't. Jack likes it just as it is. Judy Niemeyer and I discussed the corners while I was piecing this top and she suggested pulling the fabrics from the center out to the corners so that's what I did. Even if I decide to change it, I'm really not sure what I would do. I don't hate it. It just seems "heavy" or "chunky".
For those of you who are not familiar with the pattern, here is the original version.
Looks completely different, doesn't?
I'd been playing around with wanting to make a two-color, red and white quilt for a very long time and I'm happy that I chose this to be it. I like the original version too and I love the latest version, using Judy's Reclaimed West fabric so I may make another version of it down the road.
It's not like I don't have other quilts to make though, so this may be quite a while down the road. My friend Kare made another version of this quilt that is AWESOME! I'll see if I can get a picture to show you.
Anyway, no matter what I decide, this is coming off the wall later today so I can get back to completing the Reflecting Pool quilt. Here's what I took down to piece into rows.
The signature quilts I made for Paige and Allie are done and will be taken to school tomorrow. They are both being washed right now so I'll post a picture of them tomorrow. I've decided that they will be featured in my Tip Tuesday! post so be sure to stop back and check them out.
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