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Thread: Starting a Scrappity-Do-Dah!-mini tut @ post #29 pics start @ post #53

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    It is looking beautiful! Looks like you are havin' fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I keep trying to resist the temptation! But look I'm back looking at this thread again. The borders on the diagonal string blocks is wonderful. I think it serves 2 purposes. It stabilizes the row of blocks as it separates and defines them. In the first pic with just the 2 types of blocks the string blocks alone got lost next to the centerpiece. This way the string blocks complement the center pieces rather than being shadowed by them.
    So glad you made it back again, Gladie!! Your analysis is right on! Very good! Yes, in the beginning pics, I was just laying the string blocks there for people to see what I was adding as my next row. I didn't tell my plans then for framing those blocks. Anytime you frame something, it always stands out and yes very much it is a defining factor in the quilt! Wish quilters would do this more often. The navy blue quietly calls attention to the centerpiece. I like the drama it gives!! Looking forward to your playing with this block, G, and we'll be anxious to see your post on it!! Thanks for your compliments!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    It is looking beautiful! Looks like you are havin' fun.
    Thanks, Linda!! I was having a good time with this until I looked at my quilt after finishing the 3rd border and I SCREWED UP THE CORNERS!! haha. Does that look weird? What would you do? I think I will just applique navy pieces around the whole square until it all meets corner to corner accurately!! lol.lol. That's what I get for adding a section that already had the border on and not taking that into account! YIKES!! I now have a HAPPY MISTAKE that I could always leave that way. My corners are screwed up
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    Hi, Well, so you don't have to unsew, how about trimming your yellow square so that you can add the blue border only to the two outside edges of each yellow square? Your inside edges wouldn't need the border since the square corner of it is already complete. Hope I am making sense.

    BTW, a treat is headed your way soon. I think you will be blessed right out of your socks!

    Linda

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    neat scrappy love it
    will quilt 4EVER

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    wow very nicely done
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Thanks everyone so much!~~!! I think I will have a great surprise for this quilt in the end so keep tuned! I am thinking of doing something really unique and unusual with this quilt. You know when I added the 3rd border on, I then squared the bottom up really nice (meaning I cut off the extra string blocks and the navy trim that could've been left on to make up for adding the 4th border w/o having the same trouble as the 3rd border if that makes sense) so that it would be all ready when I added the last set of string blocks.

    I think I will repeat the same happy mistake again and do something really unusual in each of the 4 corners! I am thinking a Greek Key design in it with navy strips or who knows what I will come up with!

    These 4 corners are now kind of 'striking' being offset!! I'm kind of liking this!!

    Thanks, Linda! Your idea is great except I can't unsew since borders were cut off and squared up before I added row 3 with the frame on. Yikes! Oh, I see what you mean about adding horizontal and vertical strips to match the navy! Great idea. I may do that by appliqueing it all on. Btw, I am using this beautiful navy fabric on the WRONG side! I love both sides of it, but I love the way the print comes thru to the backside!

    Do you ever have a fabric where you love the backside better?

    Linda, I just reread your post again and I really think the INSIDE EDGES WILL HAVE TO BE DONE too because the string block starts BELOW the trimwork and not EVEN with it....duh....that's the part that looks so funny! It doesn't start at the edge like it should.

    I am wondering if the end of the string blocks should have a stopping point separating the corner block from them? Shouldn't there be a divider there? In other words, the corner block will then be continually wrapped with trim around it! From a visual standpoint, will that look right?

    Linda, I will get the postal fee off to you in the mail since you are getting ready to send to me! What in the world has the QS done this time??? Wonderful surprises, I'm sure!! Thanks again for all your wonderful help!! Quilters are the BEST in the world!!

    Well, keep tuned to see how I work around this error. I might do something dramatic for these corners now to get them to stand out! The dark yellow compliments the 'cheddar yellow' in the quilt since that color seems to be dominating the quilt so far. I've tried other colors in the corners, but the cheddar yelllow is screaming for something similar! lol.lol.

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    WOW! I love it! All the bright color make it such a fun, happy quilt!

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