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Thread: A converted UFO

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    This was a Joann Fabric's BOM that I never got all the pieces for so it became a UFO. I had a lightbulb moment the other day and decided to turn it into either a baby quilt or doll quilt for a friend's kiddo. I had one heck of a time finding complementary fabric but alas, it's come together.

    I am debating adding another small white border around the outside of the quilt. What do you think? Binding is dark green.

    FYI-This is my 100th post :D
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    Bind and finish.

    And GREAT save!

    What parts did you have to "create" to fill it out? Just the borders?
    Looks like it all came from the same kit.

    And congratulations on your 100th post!

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    What are the measurements of that block?

    Tara

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    Oh, and it is a very pretty block and a good way to get a UFO off your list!

    Tara

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo_Chride
    What are the measurements of that block?

    Tara
    Which one?

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    Sorry, what is the "final" measurement of what you took a picture of?

    Tara

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Bind and finish.

    And GREAT save!

    What parts did you have to "create" to fill it out? Just the borders?
    Looks like it all came from the same kit.

    And congratulations on your 100th post!
    Wow, thanks. The below picture shows what I started with. There are two left over blocks (a nine-patch and appliqued block that I didn't use.) I only added the pink and green border strips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo_Chride
    Sorry, what is the "final" measurement of what you took a picture of?

    Tara
    32 in (2ft 8in) x 40 in (3ft 4in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by momski
    There are two left over blocks (a nine-patch and appliqued block that I didn't use.) I only added the pink and green border strips.
    I love it! What a great transformation.

    You can always use the two extra blocks on the back.

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    Very pretty, well done.

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    Wow! That certainly is a wonderful transformation. I never would have guessed your beginning point from your end point. It all ties together so nicely that I actually though that it was just a single, compicated block.

    I personally like the binding to "show" in most cases. For me, that way it doesn't feel like the quilt just falls away. The binding feels like a frame to me. With the measurements you gave me, it feels to me like it would be reasonable and not get too big if you added the white border or even any colour not dark green and then the green binding would pop out and frame it.

    It is a wonderful quilt and a great save. i am sure that whomever gets it will love it.

    Tara

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    You might want to try a binding with a "faux" piping of the whithe plus whichever color you choose for the binding itself. Here's a tutorial of the "faux" piping binding I'm talking about:
    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html

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    Nicely done!!

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    That is soooo beautiful!!!!!!!! I can see it with or without a border. It would be wonderful either way!! :D:D

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    Fantastic. Great save. This looks wonderful. Great job!!!

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    That turned out great!

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    That is so pretty! Great job! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    You might want to try a binding with a "faux" piping of the whithe plus whichever color you choose for the binding itself. Here's a tutorial of the "faux" piping binding I'm talking about:
    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010...-tutorial.html
    Oh wow, I love it!!! Thanks for the suggestion.

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    I can't believe you had to ask! That is lovely, and a nice save if I might add.

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    I think the small white border would be a nice frame for it. It looks beautiful. Love the colors.

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    I agree with all the comments - you've done a great job. We call these "orphan" blocks in our house, and we keep them all.

    I think whatever you decide to do will be ok, you've obviously got lots of creative juices flowing.

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    I think a border would be fabulous. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very pretty. Just bind

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    Would make a beautiful table runner - I really like it.

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    An incredible save. You made the quilt blossom!!!

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