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Thread: I need your help please!

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    Senior Member Antdebby1's Avatar
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    I made these pinwheel blocks because I love 30's fabric and wanted to do something different. I want to finish the quilt and send it to my cousin who is battling breast cancer.

    The blocks will be 6" when finished. Right now on the design wall I have 6 blocks across and 9 down. Are the proportions right? Should I make it wider? Shorter?

    Also, what about borders? I thought a small solid border (not sure what color) and then take scraps and make a wider border. Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    This makes it 36 X 54 if my math is correct. Are you going to add borders? Also how big is she, you know weight and height? That should determine if it's big enough or not.

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    I forgot to say it is a beautiful quilt. Your cousin is sure to love it.

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    Pretty blocks so far!

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    Its beautiful! I would go with a small boarder. Going through the same thing as your cousin, I found the smaller quilts were better. It is hard for me lift/pull the larger quilts or blankets. The heavier ones were uncomfortable on my chest. I have a lap quilt that my Grandmother made for me. It just covers me while I am in the chair or hospital bed. And it is light enough I can carry it to treatments. Please remember to put her name on the back of quilt encase it ends up in the hospital laundry. Your cousin will love it.

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    Your pin wheels look great. I love the 30s fabric.
    I made a 9-patch quilt using similar fabrics. I added a thin white border and a scrappy border and a wider white border. If you would like to see I have it posted here. It might give you an idea of what your plans might look like.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-72839-1.htm
    I think your proportions are right on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antdebby1
    I made these pinwheel blocks because I love 30's fabric and wanted to do something different. I want to finish the quilt and send it to my cousin who is battling breast cancer.

    The blocks will be 6" when finished. Right now on the design wall I have 6 blocks across and 9 down. Are the proportions right? Should I make it wider? Shorter?

    Also, what about borders? I thought a small solid border (not sure what color) and then take scraps and make a wider border. Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    36 x 54 will require borders of about 6 iches all around to make it comfortable. Although I'd add one more row of 6 for a total length of 10 blocks. With the 6 inch borders that's 72. About right to tuck you feet in and pull up to your chin. You can make the border a combo of 2 or three colors to finish it out. Or use one color is that suits you.

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    Very pretty!

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    I am watching this thread as I plan to make a quilt similar to this. Very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furza Flyin
    Its beautiful! I would go with a small boarder. Going through the same thing as your cousin, I found the smaller quilts were better. It is hard for me lift/pull the larger quilts or blankets. The heavier ones were uncomfortable on my chest. I have a lap quilt that my Grandmother made for me. It just covers me while I am in the chair or hospital bed. And it is light enough I can carry it to treatments. Please remember to put her name on the back of quilt encase it ends up in the hospital laundry. Your cousin will love it.
    Great advice! My best to you.

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