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Thread: Need suggestions for applique quilt

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    I have just finished 12 applique flower blocks that I bought at Hancock's a year or so ago called "A Gathering of Flowers." They are 9 inch blocks of 12 different flowers. But, I want to make this quilt larger than this and don't want to try to add more applique flower blocks. The flowers are on a cream background with small pastel polka dots. Has anyone else done these BOM flowers? If so, what did you do? Or...give me suggestions as to how I can make other blocks to go with these flowers to enlarge the quilt? And what sort of fabric? Well, you get the idea of what I'm looking for.

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    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
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    You might try some 'solid' blocks that are the same colors of the flowers. Solid with some small polka dots perhaps. Posting some pics if you could would help.

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    Junior Member K.P.'s Avatar
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    You can add 2 inch sashing in between the blocks to add some width/length, then add several different kinds of borders, start with a narrow 1.5-2 inch solid color border, then add another about 3-4 inches, and the last can be 6 inches...in one of the borders, you can use tine 9-patch squares, or piano keys using colors from the flowers, etc. There several quilt books showing many different kinds of borders...

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    KP...I sure like your idea. I had thought about the sashing and all the extra borders, but I think the idea of the tiny nine patches for an outer border would just do the trick...especially to pull it together. This is such a great group of people!! Keep the ideas coming, though. (I can't send pictures, BTW.)

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Even simple 4 patch blocks with florals that would flow with the appliqued blocks would be pretty to add in with your BOM's. I like the border idea though too!!! :D:D:D

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