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    Borders And Centers

    I'm thinking of doing another Boxed Squares quilt, only this time I might put the same fabric in the center of each block as the sashing and borders.

    I've been playing in my EQ5 and came up with this. Would it be boring if the centers were all the same. I've never done this before. Have you ever done a Boxed Squares like this?
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    I like it. The squares seem to be floating.

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    I like it too.
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    I really like it. Go for it!

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    This has given me a great idea for a quilt thank you .

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    Looks good to me. If you like it go for it.
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    i think it's a great design
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    I like your design. The squares are fascinating on their own-batiks are like that; however, the center square, sashings and borders provide unity and allow the squares to be the star players. Nice idea. I also think the color for the sashings, borders and center is just perfect.

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    I like it too...the squares look like they are floating!!!
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    I really like this idea too! I may have to copy it.

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    that will be fantastic

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    I love it. Go for it!

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    Boston, I love your arrangement.
    Can you tell me where to find the pattern? I want to make that one ever since I saw the last one you made.

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    Hmm.... I guess I'm the odd one out here. The squares appear to have a hole in the middle to me, I prefer them with a centre scrappy fabric too.

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    Thanks for the advice and the nice comments. They do appear to be floating. I had not noticed it myself.

    Sue, my sister gave me a book called Once More Around the Block. The pattern (under another name) is there. It can be made into about five different sizes. I like the 6 inch one. I will send the cutting sizes by email.
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    I think I would like for all the larger squares to be all alike too. Maybe I am just tired of all the scrappy blocks I have been making all year.
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    That is a beautiful design. You have good bright colors in the squares. I love it. Go!

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    I like it. I say do it.

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    I like it fine, but I think what would be pretty to try is to replace the holes with various scraps from the squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    I like it fine, but I think what would be pretty to try is to replace the holes with various scraps from the squares.
    Actually, that is what I did on the other 12. I had a different fabric in all the blocks. I just thought I would try something different.
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    I think it looks great.
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    It looks good to me! Good idea!

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    I love it! Using background fabric in center of squares really ties it all together. How big are you going to make it?

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    Another vote "for go for it" from me....looks pretty!

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    That is beautiful. I really like it.

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