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Thread: Trying to figure size/shape

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    Senior Member LLWinston44's Avatar
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    Trying to figure size/shape

    Im making this hopefully for my mom for Christmas. ( Side note, am having lots of trouble with batiks. Man they're stretchy!) Anyhow. Right now it's 37 x 49. I'll be adding 4 1/2 border. I want this bigger but n doot sure... do I make
    3 more for the bottom making it longer, or 4 on the side making it square. I really dont want to do both. Lol


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    By the way, I haven't even started trying to layout the blocks for color, I just threw them up in random order for now.
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    The shape is good the way it is. Maybe you could do multiple borders, one being pieced from your fabrics from the blocks.

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    Square would be better than longer. If you google "Golden Rectangle" you'll find info on what proportions are very pleasing to the eye. p.s. Very nice! She'll love it.

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    If not making it larger with borders, I too, would suggest going for square and making four more blocks. It'll be so nice and cozy to snuggle under!

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    Beautiful blocks. Your mom is going to love it. I agree with the square idea.
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    Beautiful! I'd do the four for the side to make it square. If your batiks are stretchy, spritz some starch on, that will really help!
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    I think I would add some sashing before adding borders - too many borders can detract from the beauty of your quilt blocks and a dark sashing could frame each block like a matte on a piece of art work.
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    I was thinking about doing sashing, but I sooooooo love the look of the original pattern. I'll make 4 more squares then post more pictures. I kind of like the idea of the square, but it's so different from what I'm familiar with that it feels wrong. Lol. I'm a dork, I know. Lolol
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    Why not sashing??

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