I Need Advice - Which Design Looks Best For My New Quilt??

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I have been planning for some time to make a quilt for my daughter's bed. I started the process a while back and have been taking time off from working on it because it isn't coming to me! When a project doesn't come together, I just have to stop. I recently picked it back up to see if I could get the pattern together the way I like it. I can't, so I need your help!

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The pillows above (there are 4 of them, but only 2 pictured) are what go on the bed that I am trying to make a coordinating quilt to go with. I had to use what fabric I have here and some of it was only scraps left over from the making of the pillows. So, I started off by cutting squares of fabric and ironing them. Then I decided to do triangles, so I drew a line down the center of each square. I then matched them up and sewed on either side of the line. I cut the squares in half on the line and ironed them open. This allowed me to have half square triangles without having to sew triangles (which is a horrible experience).

So now I am trying to figure out what to do with these 270something triangle patches that I have. I am making them into a twin size quilt, so it will be my largest project to date. I plan to quilt it at the local quilt shop on the huge machine they have! Now on to the ideas.

Idea #1 - Symmetrical Triangles

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This idea seems to be the easiest at the moment to complete. Each black triangle will be in the same location throughout the quilt. There will also be a few larger patches of the original Paris material (pictured in the right corner). I only have limited amounts of this fabric, or I would do more with it since it was so noticeable in the pillows. The other thing to note is that I have 3 triangles with bright pink, 5 with light pink, and 4 with white. This makes some of the other patterns difficult to do throughout.

Idea #2 - Diamonds

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This idea looks like it would probably work for most of the quilt, although I'm not 100% sure on that. Some of the patches I only have a handful of and some I have 25 or more of. It just depended on how much fabric I had to start out. Again, I would have some patches that were just the Paris fabric sprinkled throughout the quilt.

Idea #3 - Zig Zag

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I like this idea a lot because I'm a fan of the zig zag and have made a few other quilts with this design. My only concern with this is I will only be able to do the zig zag for a few lines before I run out and have to do random pieces on the rest of the quilt. Again I would have patches with the Paris fabric sprinkled throughout. If this design is chosen, I would probably have a few rows of random, a few rows of zig zag, and then finish out the rest of the quilt with random (or possibly option #1).

I do not really have a space (or patience) to lay out the entire quilt to decide on an definite design, so I kind of just have to picture it in my head. This normally isn't a big issue because I can do it block by block, but it's driving me crazy on this quilt!! It makes me want to put it on the back burner and start something new.... I even have thoughts of this being double sided, so making another quilt for the other side with different fabric, but when I can't decide on the front, I don't know how to even start on the back!! AHHHH!!!

So I'd love to hear your thoughts. Which idea do you think looks the best? Please vote in the comments!!



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FOR TSE: I like the zig-zag pattern best, too, but I don't think you'll be happy with it if you have to hodge-podge piece it together the way you've described. Can you come up with enough cotton fabrics in pink / black / white, etc to "fill it all in properly" -- if you know what I mean? Other than that, I guess I like the diamonds second best. But I think if you compromise on something like this, I don't think you'll ever be happy with it. (But then, maybe that's just me talking.)

i like idea # 4 . Oh wait; there isn't an idea #4 , but there should be, so I will give it to you now. Ask your daughter which one she would like it be made with. This is for her room and there is a very good chance that this will be a lifelong treasure of hers so pay no attention to what we vote for and let your girl decide.
That is how I see it, just saying.

They're all really nice but if I had to choose it would be #2 Diamonds!
Look forward to seeing the final product, enjoy:)

I like most of all the zig zag, by the way your pillows looks so cute!!! **

What about one or two wide stripes across the quilt with the zig-zag (~ between 1/4 and 1/3 from top) and the rest can even be one piece of fabric, in one color or only small pattern. Perhaps you can quilt smaller zig-zag-lines into that when you finish it to keep up the style.

I like the symmetrical triangles the best, but you are the one who will have to look at it for a long time. I say go with your favorite design.

I think when it gets too complicated for back to the basics! You can never go wrong with the simplest design. I would vote for number 1 because it so the most pleasant to see in the long run (IMO), and with the extra Paris clothes, I think you can include them in random spots along with the other triangle pink shades since it's also a little pinkish. :) I love your needlework, mama. You sew beautiful things!

I vote for the zig-zag pattern, it is absolutely adorable and unusual :)

I like the zig zag. Will you sprinkle the pink throughout or alternate one row of black/gray, one row of pinks Really cute fabrics! Such a big project, I am impressed. I haven't tried a quilt before but have wanted to. Can't wait to see the finished project.

They all look cool, but I would pick the zig zag pattern.. that one looks the coolest I think :)

oh no.... I am no real help, as I love all three designs. I am a big fan of the pink shades you have used and I love them indifferent of their distribution. I slighty tend to the first design, as the pattern repeat is (for me) easiest to get at one glance.
But I can so relate to you wanting to start something new...

I like the zig zag
The other two are kinda common
Or maybe it's the way the patterns compliment each other in the zig zag
No.3 FTW :)

I vote Symmetrical Triangles! I haven't done a quilt before. I can't wait to see the final product!

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