Monday, June 22, 2020

Design Wall Monday

This little project started in March when I sewed a pig block for National Pig Day. It inspired me to make a Pandemic theme quilt and I wanted the words "take what you need" to go around the pig. 

I enjoy making letters using the Tonya Ricucci style of letters from Word Play Quilts. I started with 1" strips and sewed and trimmed until I got letters of similar sizes. In this project the letters are about 2.5" finished.

So here is my question... which layout is better... should the words read in a clockwise circle around the centre pig block as in layout #1 or in a counterclockwise direction as in layout #2?


Layout #1 (clockwise)

Layout #2 (counterclockwise)



Please vote in the comments below and tell me which layout you prefer. The letter 'W' is a little unique looking, but I like it so I might just trim the top a bit and start sewing it together in which ever layout is preferred. Thanks for you help!
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31 comments:

Frog Quilter said...

I like the second one. Cute!

gailss said...

Think that I like the second one the best and this Pig is so cute. Either would work... nice job!

Gail E. Brown said...


I like the second one Kathy.

Gail

Christine said...

Layout #2. Cute idea!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Chiming in, the second one is easier to read.

Susan Earle said...

I am with those who favour the second layout! The message is more quickly realized.

Elle said...

Counterclockwise. But then, I've always been a rebel ;-)

Deanna W said...

My eyes like #1 they follow the words around the piggie!! he cute too!!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Absolutely perfect! We should have one of these hanging in the entrance to every grocery store!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh, and I like the second layout.

hetty said...

I like the second one. But I would even change the words need and you. So that 'you' is on the side and 'need' is at the bottom. Am I making sense?

Rebecca said...

#2 gets my vote. That or how about (hope this works)
Upper left cornor
take what
(insert pig)
you need.

Nann said...

I agree with Rebecca's suggestion -- makes it easier to parse.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh Pigs!!! National Pig day!! I LOVE it!!

Connie S. said...

I like # 2. We usually read left to right. I love your stars !

Angelfriends said...

Kathy, I like number 2 also. That is how we read 😊
Love the Piggy!
Jody, in Oregon

AnnieO said...

Cute! I had no idea there was a national day for pigs. I like the counter-clockwise setting. Have fun!

Julierose said...

My eyes like the 2nd version, too. This is such a funny piece;)))
nice work -- hugs from home base in AC today Julierose

Chantal said...

Love the pig. Very well done for the letters too. Unfortunately, I'll throw a wrench in there. When writing in a circle, to make it easier for people to read it, the bottom of the letters should touch or point to the center of the circle. Therefore, T from Take should be at the bottom left and round you go. But that rule is for logo making. It may not apply to quilt making.
;^)

sandi s said...

#2. That pig is so cute! Hugs,

Ellie said...

I like number 2 but Rebecca also has a goo idea. Cute pig!

Jackie J said...

I like layout number 2! Looking good!!!

Jenny said...

Definitely version two, so much easier to read the words around your cute little piggy.

Chris said...

I think the second one as well. we are used to reading left to right, top down......

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

The second one seems to be a more logical sequence to me. I'm wondering where this will hang?

Flickenstichlerin said...

cute design, I like the second one better, it is easier to read.

Janet O. said...

This is so cute. It should hang above your toilet paper. :)

Jollygirl said...

Cute pig. I like layout 1.

Melanie said...

I like #2 best.

Barb said...

I can read the 2nd one easier.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I know I'm probably too late, but we are trained to read clockwise, so I choose the first layout.