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Thread: Red quilt making progress!

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    Senior Member LindaMRB's Avatar
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    Red quilt making progress!

    I posted this once before because I was having problems and did not like the borders I had bought (and cut!) and even sewed on.

    Well I bought more fabric, finished it, bought batting and discovered the quilt was too large for the backer and batting. AND I still had issues with what I had done.
    So back to the drawing board.
    I removed the 2-inch green border, sewed the 6-inch border and 2-inch cream back and because the quilt is not square (who knew?), I ran out of the cream strip by about 1/2 inch!! I could have pieced it but decided to add the color square in the corner instead.
    I STILL could add the other 6-inch border all the way around, but am thinking I don't want to.

    I'm thinking about that bright red batik (already used in the centers and some 2-inch borders, etc.) for the binding. The backer is plain muslin, no pattern.

    So I welcome thoughts from fellow quilters!

    FYI, I knew from the beginning I liked the monochromatic design and when I went with a green border it was at the suggestion of a store clerk who thought I should not make a monochromatic quilt...

    I already have a use in mind for the unused fabric so not to worry!

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    Any pics? Sounds interesitng. What a lot of work you have done.
    Linda

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    I added a picture but must have goofed...maybe you can help me gat back and repost the photo???

    I figured it out...
    thanks!
    Last edited by LindaMRB; 03-22-2012 at 06:25 AM.

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    Picture this time?!
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    Like it a lot.
    Awesome sew-menship.

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    I love it! Red is my favorite color : )
    Sharon

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    Oh my....that is very very nice! Love the improvisation of the cornerstones. Thank you for sharing!
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    Golly, I just love it. It is beautiful. You did very good.

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    Great quilt, I love it.
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    Absolutely beautiful, I think the red border would be a good idea.
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