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Thread: Creative suggestions PLEASE

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    Super Member mary quite contrary's Avatar
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    I have 6 of these blocks. My mother embroiders quilt blocks then gives them to me to put together. These are intended for my youngest daughter as her wedding gift from my mother. I don't know what to do as the offset blocks. I am open to suggestions PLEASE.

    The blocks are 15 inches finished.
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    Pink or yellow sashing strips and then quilt them with green vines mimicing those embroidered on the blocks :D:D:D
    The outer border could have the same with pink and yellow flowers added too.

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    I am not an experinced quilter yet,,( I hope to be one day,,lol) but I think a nice pink border,, would look lovely with it,, and maybe the green squares at the corners???? :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    It's a beautiful block. I'm not very good at this but I like what Amma said.

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    Holy cow!!! Your DM does really nice work. I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions for these beautiful pieces. But you know somebody will come up with something.

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    I think pink and yellow 1930's reproduction fabric for the sashing with a solid white border around the quilt that is scalloped with a white binding. On the corners in the white border have matching embroidery but have it trail across the top and down the side..only do it on two opposite corners. The squares are very pretty...can't wait to see what you do with it.

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    I think a wall hanging. Maybe you could find a print that has the same colors in it as her blocks. She does lovely work, please let her know we feel that way!

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    My first thought was green sashing, but I like Amma's idea.
    Maybe a pink or yellow sashing with corner blocks of the opposite (is pink sashing do yellow blocks in the corners or vs) Then do a border in the white with the green ivy stitching and then a green binding. On the corner blocks stitch little hearts.

    BTW - Very pretty blocks!

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    I'm thinking that b/c it's a wedding quilt maybe more white and less color.
    They are beautiful, what a nice heirloom she will have!

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    Beautiful. My choice would be pink and green

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    Has she selected the fabric for her and/or bridesmaids dresses? Are her colors any that would work for the quilt as in amma's suggestion? What are her favorite colors? Are they ones that would work as in amma's suggestion? I also like the colors amma mentioned.
    The blocks are just so beautiful!

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    i dont have any suggestion but wanted to say beautiful ,beautiful

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    I vote for yellow. It's a little less expected than pink, and would be gorgeous. A pale yellow...

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    Her favorite color is yellow and the bridesmaids dresses are sage green.

    I am really liking your suggestions. You have my brain working. I have thought about applique but I don't want to over power the embroidery. I could draw something on plain white and ask Mom to do some more embroidery. She's 90 and spends most of her day just embroidering. We are so thankful she still has her eyesight and all of her faculties.

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    Beautiful work! I'm concerned about using pink if it is meant to be used in the master bedroom. Most guys aren't that fond of pink and I would hate for this lovely piece to end up unused. I would stick with shades of green and maybe some yellow as an accent. Tone on tone white would be nice too. I like the idea of a wall hanging as suggested by others. It would be easier to use.

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    I would go with white on the trim and a pale pale green, you don't want it too girly or new hubby might not want it around. guys can be funny like that. I think that if you just go solid white and ask your dm to embroider some strips of white with green leaves or ivy that would work wonderful with the blocks. But that is just me. and for the quilting I would do white thread and do leaves for a pattern. hope that this helps.

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    How large do you want the finished quilt to be? Do you want a bed quilt, wall hanging or lap quilt? This would fit a quieen-sized bed, and has room for more applique work in the inner border and carrying the heart motif into the outer border in the large squares

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm thinking that b/c it's a wedding quilt maybe more white and less color.
    They are beautiful, what a nice heirloom she will have!
    This would be my choice! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm thinking that b/c it's a wedding quilt maybe more white and less color.
    They are beautiful, what a nice heirloom she will have!
    Also use some pale yellow & scalloped borders! Your DM does beautiful embroidery work!

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    Wow, its beautiful! I would say just white!

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    Pale sage and pale yellow, or stay with all white.

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    Beautiful blocks. I would audtion with all of the above colors suggested and figure out what looks the best. Using the colors in her wedding is a good idea.

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    A ribbon border would look nice.

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    What a lovely gift! Whatever you do with it, I am sure that it will have special sentimental value to her with having 2 generations working on it for her.

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    beautiful, I would suggest yellow

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