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Thread: Learners Quilt

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    Senior Member spinnergs's Avatar
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    It might be nice to use a thin border before adding the larger outside border, this always sets the blocks into the quilt and frames it at the same time. It can be just a folded strip that you sew into the seam of the outter border. (you might stand back and take the pictures from a distance that you camera can focus on) Great job so far.

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    Oh I wish I had done that. I can picture it and it would have added to the "pop" factor by a bunch. That's exactly the kind of help I need. That would have made it really stand out. Maybe I'll do some seam ripping and put that in. What color/pattern/texture would you choose? My boarders are 4 inch finished black and they are pieced.

    I actually figured out what was wrong with my pictures right after I broke my camera. When I enlarge them in my photo program it causes them to go all blurry. When they are small they actually look pretty ok. doesn't that figure. Kind of like locking the barn door after the horse is gone.

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    Stand back from you quilt and squint, the main colors should stand out, try to pick one that is on the bright side and would work with most of the squares. Be sure to get your color wheel going too.

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    Well I looked at the amount I would have to rip out and decided against it this time. But I'm definitely going to make an inner boarder on all of my future sashed works. It's a great way to do them.

    So I sewed up the last remaining pieces and I know have a quilt top. Hoozah!

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    I can't wait til you get a new camera and we can see the quilt top :D:D:D

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    Well it will probably be awhile before I can get a new camera. But in the mean while I thought I would continue to update this post.

    This morning I finished Machine sewing the layers together and got it turned right side out and the forth side pinned so I can blind stitch it. Now it's laying on the couch back where it will remain until I make my quilt frame. The parts for that are comming in tomorrow.

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    Well here is the most recent fuzzy picture. lol

    [IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/21ewxz6.jpg[/IMG]

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    Here is a slightly better picture. I've just got to win the lotto so I can hire a photographer lol.

    [IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/juwk0y.jpg[/IMG]

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    Looking good so far

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    Well today I finished pinning it. And I drew the quilting lines on the owl block. I'm going to be buying a bunch of stencils next month. But that's ok. I'll have them for many other projects.

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