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Thread: Grandson's DP9 I Spy

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    Junior Member alderdweller's Avatar
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    Grandson's DP9 I Spy

    This is going to be for my youngest grandson's 3rd BD this Summer. I like it overall, but a bit distressed about the borders. DH and I both thought it needed to be a little longer, so I went back and added the last row of green at bottom. I also added the additional two blocks because I thought it helped break up so much green. Now, after looking at the pictures, I don't think so. What I think I am going to have to do is go back and add another row of the sports (I spy) blocks! Uggggggggg
    I also think I need to add an inch or two at the top where Sawyer is appliqued in.
    It doesn't look quite as bad on the bed, but I hate the way it looks otherwise.
    OR.....maybe I just need something entirely different with border? Any ideas? All help appreciated!
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    LOL and please excuse me for talking to myself, but I just had an idea while looking at the pics. What if I appliqued a football, softball and maybe basketball in the empty green spot? This would really REALLY be a challenge for me as this is my first attempt at applique

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    How about adding another border? It wouls make it both longer and wider. How would a yellow border look on it or some other color that would make it "pop"? You did a good job, but it needs a little "pop'
    Yes, it would look nice if you added some sports in the empty green spot.
    Do all for His glory.

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    Thanks, I may consider another border. For now, I have already decided to rip that bottom off, go ahead and add another I spy row....and go from there. Amazing how looking at a picture helps settle things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alderdweller View Post
    LOL and please excuse me for talking to myself, but I just had an idea while looking at the pics. What if I appliqued a football, softball and maybe basketball in the empty green spot? This would really REALLY be a challenge for me as this is my first attempt at applique
    I like this idea. the bottom of the quilt would be balanced with the top. it's a great quilt. i like your cornerstones in the sashing.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Ok, I was not going to be happy until I added another row. I'm glad I did. Now it's much more balanced...and can decide now if I need another border
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    Very Nice
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    Very nice, great job and thanks for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Yes, adding that extra row of I-spy did the trick. You are well on your way to figuring this out.
    sew1

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    that a fantastic quilt great design, too
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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