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Old 12-18-2012, 08:03 AM
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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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Old 12-18-2012, 08:07 AM
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However you finish it will be great! Lovely, someone will get a nice suprise!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:13 AM
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Beautiful!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:14 AM
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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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Old 12-18-2012, 08:42 AM
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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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Old 12-18-2012, 08:44 AM
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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?
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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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Old 12-18-2012, 09:02 AM
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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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