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Thread: Got this far, now I need HELP, what next

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    Your right, I want it done, but also want it to look OK after this much work. I was happy it matched up as good as it did so far, since this is my first attempt outside of a class and no pattern.
    I was thinking of putting it together I think I saw it called pillow case. Like sew three sides and flip it, but i like the sounds of binding in green. It may depend on how much time I have which way I do that.

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    Thank you, yes, they train horses for riding. Thanks for posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin
    I also like the continuity that using the green again on the other side of the rope border brings. They must be horse lovers. It is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gal288
    If you do the roping as the first border you will loose the effect of the boxes. I would suggest that you do a border of the green the same width of the spacing between the blocks, the do the roping as a final border. Bind it in the green.

    To see if you like what I have suggested, line the green, roping and then green up on one side and see how it looks. That's what I usually do to visualize how it will end up.

    I was typing while you were posting.

    Love the green border then the roping. Do the darker gold as the binding and the grassy(?) fabric as the backing.
    I agree also think the grassy will be perfect for the back. I'm work on a butterfly quilt have change the strips 3 times. I can't seem to stay with the colors I statr out with on this one. Makes the fabric store happy.

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    I would use a strong color from the quilt for a narrow border first, then a wider border of your choice, though I do like the rope best. A chestnut color would work as the narrow border, then the rope with green bindiing.

    If you don't contain the colors in the quilt, then wherever a quilt color touches the border, the color will visually bleed into the border.

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    wow! love it .. where did you get the pictures? good luck, you'll figure it out.. let it settle on your mind a little before you decide.
    Walk around and look at it from the sides too.. that helps me.

    decisions.. not my thing ! hah ! good luck

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    Most of my quilts are design as you go.

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    Irishrose, thanks for the tip about the colors bleeding, makes sense, I think that will help a lot.
    Chairjogger - the panel fabric came from Goods in Lancaster,PA, love that store. DH picked the green, sometimes he amazes me.

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    Have you thought about using the rope fabric the other direction so you have short stripes....I love that look. You can piece where need be and it won't even show. I also like the green border so all your blocks looked framed in the green. Cute quilt! They will love it!

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    I did think about putting the rope the other way, but thought it might loose the look of rope. It would be easier to cut that way and piece too now that you mention it, won't have to line up the rope. I'll try laying it out that way and see how it looks. Thanks

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    I did think about putting the rope the other way, but thought it might loose the look of rope. It would be easier to cut that way and piece too now that you mention it, won't have to line up the rope. I'll try laying it out that way and see how it looks. Thanks

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