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Thread: Before I get too carried away.....

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    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
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    Before I get too carried away, what do you folks think?
    Should I continue with the border, that you see on the left or should I just put in another RED (one that is in the heart) and call it good?
    Right now, WITHOUT the border, it's 48x48.
    If I put the Log Cabin Block border all the way around, it would make it 60x60, and then maybe an 8" red around that to make it a total of 76x76 (if my addition is correct, someone correct me if I am wrong).
    I didn't design it to be for a bed OR a lap, I guess it could go for either.
    So, what do ya'll think?
    I'm open to any and all suggestions.
    In the middle of the heart, I am embroidering "My heart belongs to my Sailor". I had it started, but my little girl cat decided she needed a comfy place to sleep, so she curled up on the top while it was embroidering and the lettering didn't come out too well. 3 hours later, I got the embroidery taken out. UGH!
    ( I love my cat, I love my cat, I love my cat)

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    helps if I attach the picture.....
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    I love it either way:)

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    I think if you continue the border and then just added the red as binding it would set everything off nicely!!! but all I can tell you for sure is that is one pretty quilt!!!

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    I like it with just the red border. It really sets off the heart. It's a really eye-catching quilt :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    I love it either way:)
    Henry....You are NO help with that sort of answer!! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsstrawberry
    I think if you continue the border and then just added the red as binding it would set everything off nicely!!! but all I can tell you for sure is that is one pretty quilt!!!
    I'm thinking the same, but I'm starting to get bored making the Log Cabin squares.

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    I like it with the red border only. take away the white log cabing. MHO.

    The quilt is beautiful.

    Kyia

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    I think I'd put the 8 inch red border instead of the log cabin border, but either way, it's wonderful!

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    I'm with Henry looks good either way :D :D great quilt :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I'm with Henry looks good either way :D :D great quilt :D
    And you aren't being any help either! :)

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    I like the red with no additional white border!

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    Thanks all!

    Hubby says to finish it off with the additional white border. I think that's what I am going to do since I already have started the rest of the squares. Then I will stop and re-embroider it, making sure the little girl cat stays off it while machine is going.
    I did get my timeline on finishing this thing. I have 3 weeks, I should have it done by then.

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    Very pretty quilt! I would have gone mad doing white log cabin blocks! I bow to you! I'm glad you figured out how to finish it. It's going to be gorgeous! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Very pretty quilt! I would have gone mad doing white log cabin blocks! I bow to you! I'm glad you figured out how to finish it. It's going to be gorgeous! :D
    It's actually not white. It's white with red squiggle lines thru it.
    And yes....I'm starting to go mad making the blocks

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    You could do red and white strips going horizontal.

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    The white border is nice, but I think a red binding would really set it off better. LOL

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    I've decided on last row (border) of log cabin, then YES, I am binding it in red.
    I have some fabric that has cupid and his arrow for the backing.
    Should come out nice.
    Right now, the a/c isn't working in the room that I sew in and it's REALLY hot in there, even if I open the windows. Plus, if I open the window, EVERYTHING flies around. UGH!
    So, I'm taking a break from it at the moment until I can get the machine set up in another room.

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    I have no comment on how it would look best...sorry. I'm just here to let you know it is beautiful!!!! great work!

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