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Thread: Finishing the big flower panel

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    Finishing the big flower panel

    This has been done for a while now, but I am not sure how to finish it ...

    Should I bind to the front? To the back?

    Or should I face it? (I just discovered that method ... honestly, not thinking too hard about that one, since it involves hand sewing!)

    If I bind to the front should I use black?

    Thanks all ....

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    Your quilting is beautiful! Binding with black would act to frame it, but might look a little harsh. How about a warm gray, like the darker mid tones or the lighter dark tones in the piece? Or a charcoal gray would be nice, since it looks like that's the color of the darker tones in the background....

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    I agree with Rob I think black would be too harsh. I just love this piece it is just beautiful!!!

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    Well, now I have to go buy fabric LOL

    I thought the black was too harsh as well ...

    Thanks!
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    Love the panel. Kinda like the batting color myself! Soft and it blends well.

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    Beautiful quilting.

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    Beautiful quilting, Marion. I am so impressed with you skill. You have been so dedicated to mastering FMQ.. I commend your tenacity.... I agree with Rob.... Using a softer frame will highlight the panel and not pull the eye away from the beauty...
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    Marion, your panel is absolutely beautiful. I soooo admire your work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osewme View Post
    Marion, your panel is absolutely beautiful. I soooo admire your work.
    I totally agree.
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    Beautiful quilting...what a lovely project.
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    Thanks all for the compliments! It's nice to hear, because less than 2 years ago, I had sworn off FMQ! It's taken a ton of practice, but the biggest asset was getting a new / different sewing machine. My new machine is just so much smoother when it comes to FMQ (And, I took a quick lesson with someone and the first thing she told me was slow down LOL)

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    No help with your question, just want to say that is very impressive work

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    Iím finishing off the dark purple and turquoise version of this panel. Iím doing a flange of turquoise and binding in purple. You could do the same with a black flange and grey binding or same thing but grey flange and black binding.

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    Wow, you're a wonderful quilter, I love what you chose to do with each petal.
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    I love black but for this, i would go gray. it is lovely!!

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    That is stunning, I think black would take the eye away from your beautiful work,

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    I would consider a gray or a taupe. Just try a few swatches next to the design to see which works best.

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    I agree with the gray binding. Your quilting is getting better and better. Love it.

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    It's funny, when I first saw these panels for sale, I thought, "Eh, why would you want those?". I'm absolutely blown away by how gorgeous they become with the right quilting! This is so beautiful!
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    Beautifully done, Marion!
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    Beautiful
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    Marion, don't you dare swear off FMQ- your work is fabulous!
    I love that panel and it was on my list of things I wanted to get. Somehow I still don't have it lol.
    I like Rob's idea too. Darn, you have to go shopping

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    Your work is beautiful. I had a lady from the USA quilted one for me, a wallhanging above our bed. I also bought a panel, and will attempt to quilt it into a bedspread sometime this next year.....only hoping I can do as good a job as others I have seen.
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    That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Frame it!!

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