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Thread: 3 hour batik quilt top

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    3 hour batik quilt top

    I had insomnia last night, and instead of working on the numerous UFOs I have hanging around (or cleaning house), made a throw quilt top -- 3 hours from beginning to end. Now to decide whether to add another border in batik or just sandwich, quilt and bind as is. It is currently 44 x 66" - a decent size but looks a bit unfinished to me without a coloured border. Advice, anyone? I've decided this is a Christmas present so need to finish it by tomorrow.

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    However you finish it will be great! Lovely, someone will get a nice suprise!
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    Beautiful!!!!!

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    I like it the way it is. I would finish as is and do a colored binding. Nice! I love that you did it in 3 hours!

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    I love the "life" it shows with all those colours.
    The few white flowers just seem to put a wee bit of extra interest into it.

    If you're wanting something more .... add a 1/4" flange and then a black border about 2-1/2 or 3 times the width of your black outside border.

    What are you going to put on the back? .... something nice and bright too?
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    You've inspired me! now to go to work on some of my stash ..... a colorful binding possibly? What is the backing?
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    I like it just as is. Where do you all get all your energy? Insomnia? I couldn't make that in three weeks. It is so pretty.

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    I love how the black makes the colors pop. So pretty.

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    I think this beauty will look best without a border. It's gorgeous.

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    It is beautiful. The fabrics really show with the black background. I would just use a colored binding. Maybe a scrappy one using all the fabrics.

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    It looks like the consensus is a colorful binding. It really is an outstanding quilt! May you have sleepless nights every now and then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    It is beautiful. The fabrics really show with the black background. I would just use a colored binding. Maybe a scrappy one using all the fabrics.
    That was my thought also, but cjsews beat me to it. Great minds think alike. lol

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    I am usually a border person but with this one I would leave it as it is. The design has a "built-in" border. I would use the leftover fabric and make a patchwork border.

    Very pretty and well done. Lucky recipient.

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    It is very pretty as it is. I do like the idea of a colorful binding.

    Cheers, K

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    Beautiful, love the colors next to the black. I think using some of the fabrics for a border would make it a tad bigger and finish it off nicely.
    Another Phyllis
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    If anything I would add a piano border with black between the colored fabric.
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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    Where did you find this pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    That was my thought also, but cjsews beat me to it. Great minds think alike. lol
    I thought the same thing. Think it would really pop that way. Love your quilt.
    Kitsy

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    I would finish as is...beautiful!!
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    I would do a narrow bright strip then a flange in the black - love this! Be sure to post a photo when it's done.

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    I don't think you need a border unless you want the quilt larger. I would do a scrappy binding with all the fabrics you used in the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooshie View Post
    I like it the way it is. I would finish as is and do a colored binding. Nice! I love that you did it in 3 hours!
    Same here! How'd you do it? Love the jewel look.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    very nice quilt,; 3 hours is amazing, it must be a fairly easy pattern but it does not look it. could you share the pattern ?

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    Very very pretty! You could add a border of all the batiks cut in brick sizes without the black between them.
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    Nice Quilt, What is the pattern????

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