I do see what you mean about how different they look despite being same fabric...but I do think when all is said in done they will work together and play nice:-) The other question is do you like it as well? I will honestly say the other one is so stunning it might make this one have a hard time competing...but that is just me and I do like this one as well:-)
I too see what you mean, and think that the difference comes from the size of the fabric pieces being used. On the first quilt, the squares are smaller and thus each block has more 'variety'. With this one, using rectangles, you see more of each fabric and there isn't as much change up to brighten things up. I too think they would go together ok, but one will always be a bit 'darker'. And I too would question whether you like this one...will it bother you if the two are competing? If so, you could always make two of the same and be happy. Otherwise continue on and enjoy them for their differences. :)
I think to make this work better along side its sister quilt it would help to be a little more selective in the fabric choices per block as far as light and dark. The squares quilt has an even spread of light and darks but this one, and probably, for the reason Allpatchedup says, there are less fabrics variations for the same size block. If you make up the blocks with light/dark/light and dark/light/dark strips it should stop the dark pooling.
Wow, I sounded terribly repetitive and loopy when I responded yesterday LOL (I really should learn to proofread better when I'm tired!! ) I tend to get stuck on a phrase I guess. Sorry about that, but I hope the things I said at least made some sense
I think Quiltdiva's suggestion would def help with the 'muddyness' you see.
I really like the checkerboard and when I sat here and compared the two quilts think they look very nice together. The layout modifies the lights and darks just enough...looks good to me!
I would lay what you have out on the bed and see what it looks like. Personally, I like it! I think it goes nice with the other one, they're just different enough but alike enough at the same time...if that makes sense. It's not like you have one aqua and teal quilt and are asking if it goes well with your orange and red quilt...but, that's just my opinion from this untrained eye!! Sometimes you can get too wrapped up in it, maybe take a break and then go back from it for a few days without looking at it so you can go back to it with a "fresh" set of eyes again. Sometimes just looking at it over and over can start to play tricks on you!
Mrsdmvh Did you see the version that is the checkerboard as opposed to the lattice? Right now I'm choosing between the two. Any opinions?
I saw the new version with all the 'strips' going the same direction (what you refer to as the checkerboard version I think?!) I think that version is much more cohesive with your other quilt. Not sure what it is, but that version and GRQ1 just seem to match and call out to each other. They would go nicely together while maintaining their slight differences....like a set of close sisters. ;) My opinion would be to go with the checkerboard version.
Haha...I didn't pay attention, let me check them both out. I was comparing it to the first twin bed quilt and didn't realize you had two up on here...that'll teach me to scroll through pics!! I like the checkerboard one better though, it does look better. Now let me go hang my head in shame for not paying enough attention...haha.
Firetones The checker board version does work much better for me. I think is is because it make me see the squares as being the dominant shape (and so tying it in with the other quilt) rather than the oblongs being the prominent shape which the first layout seemed to emphasise.
Just so everyone knows, the checkerboard setting wins. Just waiting now for more fabric so I can cut more of the light blocks.
I like both versions of this, but I can see why you opted for the checkerboard. It will look great with the nine patch. Both are beautiful.
This looks fabulous love how it came out!