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I've finally finished the top to my Great-niece's baby quilt.  She's two-months old, but I don't think she will notice I'm a bit late.  The quilt is 54" x 54".  My original plan was to appliqué a pink flower in the lower right-hand corner of the quilt, to add a bit of whimsy to the otherwise monochromatic quilt.  Please look at the pictures below and let me know your opinion.  The flower is going to be simplified if I do it, to have fewer but larger petals and larger bases, so they are easier to appliqué.  But will a single pink flower add to the overall quilt or detract?  What do you think?  (I printed the original flower I was going to use out on paper and cut it out to test it).

This first picture is 'as is' no flower:

This second picture is with the appliquéd flower in the lower right-hand corner (the quilt colors in this picture are also accurate, the first picture turned out bluer than it should):

This third picture provides a little different perspective of the flower viewed from the opposite side (the color of the quilt is off a bit in this picture as well):

Please let me know your opinion!  Thanks!

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Comment by Sharon Reeves on August 18, 2015 at 7:52am

Love the way you rotated the center of the blocks to give it a different look. I agree that a softer pink or purple would be good. Great quilt!!!!!

Comment by Barb/WI on August 17, 2015 at 11:11am

Very nice quilt!  I also vote to go with the flower.  I have to agree that maybe a softer pink would really look great against the background.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on August 17, 2015 at 8:08am

I like the flower, but your pink needs to be a bit more um. . ."pastel"?  Perhaps, as Mary mentioned, the color is just a little "off" in the photograph, so we should disregard that.  I do like the whimsey of the flower in the corner however.  Go with it!

Comment by Pam/NY on August 17, 2015 at 7:20am
I agree with Mary. I think I would do the flower in a light pink calico with some purple in the calico. Love the quilt!
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on August 17, 2015 at 6:47am

I like the flower too.  And I especially like the quilt because it is not so "baby" that she will outgrow it!  I can see this quilt just as "at home" in a college dorm someday as well as in her nursery today.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 17, 2015 at 5:34am

I like the appliqued flower, too.  The quilt is wonderful without it, of course, but I just like the little extra pop of color and fun feeling it gives.  She will love it whatever you decide.

Comment by Roxann on August 17, 2015 at 5:28am

I vote for the flower! Gives it just the right whimsy and personal touch! 

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