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Thread: Fabric-driven quilts may be a thing of the past for me

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    it needs a dark sashing and it will be fine!

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    I think they're pretty, would be pretty with maybe a shade of green that matches for sashing?
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    I think these are absolutely beautiful! m

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    I loveeeeeeeeeee your fabric and your blocks. I don't know if it's my picture or not, but I don't see any of the brown/wine color in the print fabrics so to me it looks out of place. I think I would switch it out for the palest lavender in the larger leaf print. I also agree with irishrose that sashing would lose the patterns AND about trying it with matching the colors in the diamonds to see how that looks.
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    Hi! I am finishing up projects that my mother did not finish before she joined the angels. She made a top using this same block pattern. I added some sashing and a couple of borders before sending it out to be quilted. I was pleastantly surprised when the top was completed. I really liked it more than I had anticipated. Good luck finishing it.
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    Those are beautiful blocks, so don't stop now. See nothing wrong with what you have started. Take a couple of days off and then come back to these blocks, or take a couple blocks and just leave them to look at for several days and ideas should come to you. At least it works for me.

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    How about adding an alternating solid block of the gold or burgandy (used in corner triangles) with th appropriate block. You could have 2 quilts.

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    I think it grows on one - in a good way -

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    This isn't as bad as you think. I bet if you played with the blocks some more, and added sashing, you would find something really nice that suited you. I think this could have a very elegant look once you find the right way. Good luck and have fun with it. It's all part of the joy of quilting.
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    IMHO--put them on point with the snowball block as Mkotch recommended or another nice set could be a stripy with the blocks either on point or straight.

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    Good suggestions from everyone. Really like the different fabrics. Maybe the second one has too many prints together? Too busy? Look forward to seeing the finished product. Don't quit now you have all of us wanting to see this beautiful quilt (know that it will be great). You have done such a good job on them it would be sad to not have it completed. BrendaK Lov, Love your avatar. Twins?
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    I like your blocks. Lots of suggestions. I was thinking set them on point with dark HST on the light and light HST on the dark blocks. You could also sash them in grouping of four blocks. The fabric is great and you've done great work piecing them.
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    wow... this is a LOT of advice. THANK YOU. I did not expect this. VM Rooks could you post a photo of the quilt you finished of these blocks?

    I've put the fabric away for a bit. To mature. (LOVE THAT!)
    But I'm glad to know that there is this wonderful set of responses that I can turn to when the fabric has aged enough. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine View Post
    I've put the fabric away for a bit. To mature. (LOVE THAT!)
    But I'm glad to know that there is this wonderful set of responses that I can turn to when the fabric has aged enough. ;-)

    And that may be enough. I've done that, gotten it out in a year and liked what I had done...or had an inspiration.
    Thank you, everyone!
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    When I was first starting to cross stitch, I made some mistakes on this huge project (I started BIG) and I didn't know what to do. I put it away. Then, after several years, and more cross stitching, I got it back out. I saw that I had done a lot of work, decided I could adjust the pattern (the mistake was in the flowers and actually quite easy to fix once I had some experience) and finished it. It turned out beautifully!

    So, your idea to let it "mature" may not be all that bad of an idea.

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    I think they are lovely and will be curious what you decide to make with them.
    Bonnie,wife,mom and grandma

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    I look at my stash and wonder "What was I thinking"? They are all beautiful fabrics in their own way--but don't really go with each other that well. I am always having to go and find a blender or whatever. I am trying to use what I have on hand, but that isn't always possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueJ View Post
    I like your blocks but think they need a light color maybe in some sashing?
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    I agree with Sue....the blocks are pretty, but a light sashing would highlight them very nicely...

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    I like it and looks like would be good for a male member of the family or friend if you do not like it when finished.

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