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Thread: Yay! made a flower basket little quilt..now need some suggestions

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    Super Member candi's Avatar
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    OK, friends, the very first handmade quilt that I remember ever seeing was a flower basket quilt, I am not sure where I had seen it, perhaps a childhood friend's house. I still vividly remember the beautiful colorful quilt.

    Any who, since I got into quilting, I've been yearning to make one. And since I am trying to get into applique, I thought it was as good as time as any to try a flower basket quilt. So I made this one flower basket wall quilt to hang in my sewing room. I used Eleanor's Burn Grandmother's Garden Quilt book for the basket and flower pattern and instructions.

    My question is, what do you all think of the border? Is it too light? Or do you think binding it with a dark color will be enough to give it a complete look?

    All opinions and suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.

    I like Eleanor's Burn way to do the fusible applique, you actually do turn the edges under.
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    Aww, it's beautiful! I love all of it, and the borders are nice. I think it would be great with a dark binding. :)

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    the borders remind me of old hankies. I think I think it will be "shabby cottage"--other words-GREAT!! keep on going! LOOKS GOOD!!

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    I wouldn't change anything very cute

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    You did a great job on your first applique. I would bind it using the same color or one that is close to the color of the flowers on the sid borders. I can not tellit the are maroone or purple. But using the darker color will set it off. Sorry for the spelling, I have been splitting wood all day and I am tired.

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    I have 2 suggestions. The first one would be to put a dark binding on it. The second suggestion would be to put on another border, then the binding. (Unless it's to big then stay with #1. My thoughts only.

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    That is a an amazing job...Gorgeous floral. I like the border as is

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    Very pretty, Lynette Jensen for Thimbleberries has a flower basket with flowers in them, lots of applique.

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    This is beautiful.

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    beautiful!!!! dark binding is my vote.

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