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Thread: Need some ideas on the patchwork!

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    Junior Member adirondackgrl76's Avatar
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    Here is a cross stitch that I made and plan to quilt around for a wall hanging. I have some great pinks and brown fabrics for it. My problem is that I am not sure what to do as I don't want to take away from the cross stitch too much. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as what type and size blocks I should do around this? I thought maybe just borders but it will actually be an oval shape around the cross stitch and then out from there. Please let me know. Thanks so much. :)
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    Senior Member DawnMarie's Avatar
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    You did a beautiful job on this cross stitch! I don't have any ideas for you, but this is absolutely beautiful. Motherhood is so special!

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    Beautiful!

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    A beautiful crosstitch project. I am not good at knowing what you should add but I will be watching to see what some of these other talented members have to say. Color-wise soft colors will work great.

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    Beautiful cross stitch.
    Not sure about how to put it together. (I'm at work and numbers are going through my head, not quilt designs)

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    I would frame it kind of like a picture frame. Maybe a thin inner brown border (imitating matting in a framed picture) & then a green outer border for a "frame".

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    well, I noticed there is pink in the picture, so what about one of the borders having pink in it?
    I think it would bring the eye back to the picture. I'd just lay some fabric under it and "audition" them to see what I liked best.
    It's just beautiful. I love cross stitch. Wish I had more time to do it.

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    that is beautiful!!

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    Your cross stitch is really nice! Either bordered like a frame or maybe a trip around the world in subtle prints would look nice.

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    Just Beautiful!!

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