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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Binding done, another which way is up?....................

I finished hand sewing the binding on the tablecloth last night.  I'll take a photo of it on the table today in the daylight and a full view on a design wall.




 I want to quilt this small piece and the orientation of it will affect the way I will quilt it.  If you have any strong opinions of which way is up please leave me a comment.  They are top row left to right #1 and #2.  The second row left to right is #3 and #4.

52 comments:

Lori Kay said...

Option 3

Sharon W. said...

#2, because the lines keep the eye moving to the left (as we would read a book in the western cultures). View #4 suggests growth from soil. The other two (# 1 and 3) seem to block or halt movement. It's a neat little quilt.............any info on fabrics????

Karen's Quilts from Cape Town said...

I like #2

katyquilts.net said...

I like 2 or 3. Leaning toward 3.

Deborah C. Stearns said...

I like #2 or #3.

Renee Musso said...

I like #2. It just seems to work for me. Love what you do; you always have creative projects in the works.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I would pick 2 or 3 because the horizontal arrangement makes me think of teeth. But, I am looking at it tiny on a screen.

Anonymous said...

I like #1: The horizontal row up high seems to float, defying gravity, and I like the energy that gives the piece.

Note, I came up with the reason after I determined an intuitive preference.

Frebblebit

Karen said...

I like #2 but I can't say why. It just appeals to me more. Look forward to seeing the pics of the tablecloth.
Karen

Michele said...

I like 4 the best. can't say why, except that it just jumped out as the "right" one!

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

I like 3.... just feels more like a natural ..... but since I don't know what you are going to quilt on it....

Gene Black said...

My vote is for #2 - it has a "happier" feel than #3. I find it more entertaining to the eye.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Not sure why but I like 2 best. They all look good and I really love your little piece!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

i like #2

Judy H said...

two appeals. my eyes keep coming back to it.

Frog Quilter said...

3 appeals to me but that might be because I am left handed. Gorgeous as usual!!!

Shasta Matova said...

This is why I hate to make decisions - you have to eliminate the other choices. Personally, I would quilt something all over so that it can be used in any direction.

Kristin said...

I like #2 or #3 best. Am leaning towards #2. I agree with the reasoning of Sharon W. above.

Libby in TN said...

I feel the same as Sharon W. #2 first, #3 a close second.

The Reader said...

I like option #2 the best; I think it's the L to R movement as someone else said.

Mary said...

I like number 3.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Good morning Wanda.....my eye immediately went to #2, so that's the one I vote for.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely #2 for me! It feels richer, and more balanced.

SandraC said...

#2 for me!

Lesley Gilbert said...

#3 for me - reminds me of the Avenue I live on and the streets coming off left and right :) daft reasoning I know haha looking forward to seeing the cloth on your table...

patty a. said...

I like it no matter which way you hang it, but I need to make a decision I would go with #2.

John Bressler said...

number three.... from donaleen

John Bressler said...

number three.... from donaleen

Marci said...

I like 3, but I can't give a good reason.

Lola Carr said...

Wanda, as always, you've made a very interesting project! #2 is my choice...it has a rhythm to it, almost like it wants to tell a story. #1 and #4 look like teeth to me...Maybe I just need more coffee? :)

liz said...

#2 : )

Vicki W said...

I think I prefer 3 and 4. it looks like the opinions are pretty evenly divided!

Karen said...

I choose #1 or #4. Number 1 makes me think of trees. Number 2 brings thoughts of a bridge over streams.

Brenda said...

I prefer 2, but 3 works for me, too. Beautiful work.

Kathleen said...

Option 2 is my choice. Can't explain why except that it seems the most interesting.

Quiltdivajulie said...

3 is my first choice with 4 as the alternate.

Heather Patterson said...

I like #2, because it give the illusion of a tree trunk. I prefer #2 over #3, because the eye reads left to right to take it in.

Anonymous said...

#2 without a doubt!!! Love it!! A:-)

Nancy J said...

#2, with the added contrast strip on the left hand side of the "railway lines", and they are against a tree trunk formation. This is what my eyes see, even before I enlarged it, Fascinating fabrics and layout, another stunner from you .

Cathy said...

Funny how we all have innate preferences. Mine is #3. Interested to see which you choose.

Marie said...

This is fun - I say #2.

Needled Mom said...

2 or 4!

Anonymous said...

#3 is my suggestion

Elsie Montgomery said...

Even though each has merit, my eyes kept going back to #2. It just holds my attention better than the others.

David Perlman said...

I love the orientation #2

Kerry said...

I like 2 and 3, but 3 is my preference. It reminds me of the dry stone walls in the countryside over here with a tree in the foreground to give the "wall" in the top line more perspective. The "walls" have the appearance of being on rolling hills.

sewyouquilt2 said...

2

Cindy Pilkington said...

I prefer 3 over the other choices. The horizontal ones (with white toothy/piano key look), 1 & 4, just don't intrigue me as much. 2 is okay, but 3 just stands out to me, I think due to lined and margined school paper memories. Haha, that goes way back!

lucy b. said...

Definitely #2. #3 would be my second choice.

Charlotta said...

My immediate choice is #2. It just looked right when I took my first glance at all four. And when I looked more closely, I found no reason to change my opinion. I haven't checked what others have voted but will after I post.

Jeannine said...

#2 is "which way is up". I haven't read the comments, but will after posting this comment. I can't even say why it's #2 - it just is.

roccagal said...

2 too!