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Wedding Quilt, Improv Step #2

The first step was to cut the quilt in half and resew it so that each side had alternating stripes:

Here is the quilt cut in half vertically and reattached for opposing stripes

Here is the quilt cut in half vertically and reattached for opposing stripes

 

And here is where the improv comes in.  My eye says it is too tall for its width, for the effect I imagine.  So here are three cropped version, to help me decide how many rows to remove from the bottom.

Wedding quilt with 1 row removed.

Wedding quilt with 1 row removed.

 

Wedding quilt with 2 rows removed

Wedding quilt with 2 rows removed

 

Wedding quilt with 3 rows removed, 5 remaining.

Wedding quilt with 3 rows removed, 5 remaining.

So I look at these each, one at a time.  The seven-row version looks better to me than the original 8 rows.  I like the six-row version even better.  The five-row version looks too wide for its height.  This proportion is certainly not an absolute, it is in the context of the end-product design I envision.  So that narrows it down to using either 7 or 6 rows.  After consideration, I decide to go with the 6-row version.  It has an even number of dark and light stripes on each side, which strikes me as appropriate for a wedding quilt, where two people are coming together as equals.

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