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Old 02-24-2017, 01:16 PM
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Last year I got a bunch of fabric from a friend at an estate sale. Her elderly aunt was being moved into a relative's home and there was a lot to get rid of. Her aunt had done quilting and a lot of other needlework throughout the years. In the fabric was this UFO. The first picture below is the top after I sewed on two rows that were obvious where they went. Laying on the top is the fabric that is labeled "border". There is still a lot of other fabric, specifically the strip pieces shown in the second photo. Any ideas what I would do with those strip pieces in relationship to this top?

I'm thinking of using the "border fabric" as the backing and just finishing it as a lap quilt.

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Old 02-24-2017, 01:50 PM
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Is it from a different pattern and just bagged with your quilt? Nice quilt, looks like you pretty much have it together.
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If the original quilter is like me, she bought the fabric thinking it would go together. But once the other blocks were made it was fairly obvious it would not blend into the quilt. Or she may have pulled it from her stash hoping it would go and then did not. Thus the UFO. I have quite a few pieces that I bought thinking it will go with fabric and once the blocks were put together, there was no way.
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It is matching fabric. I have the receipt from the quilt store with a snippet of each fabric with notes of "light, medium, dark (the pink), and border.

There are more strips of fabric cut and labeled with size.
Maybe I can use the sewn strip sets and other fabrics in some scrappy quilts
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Oh I hate it that she had to give up all her stash and quilting. maybe you could make up the lap quilt for her? I wonder if the pink with the floral was to be an inner border. or to use only on the top and bottom to make it longer... it is a question. shame you can't ask her.
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Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
Maybe you could make up the lap quilt for her?
I think this is a wonderful idea.
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From the top picture - the fabric on the right side does not seem to "go" with the pieced top - imo.
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I think perhaps those strip sets might be the beginning of a pieced border.

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Old 02-24-2017, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
maybe you could make up the lap quilt for her?
What a great idea! Thank you! I will do that.
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
I think perhaps those strip sets might be the beginning of a pieced border.

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That's what I'm thinking but I'm not sure that I want to deal with them.There is a huge stack of those strip sets. There may be enough fabric to make matching ones with the pink in the center of the strips. But the seams are more like 3/8" instead of 1/4".

I think I'm going to use the large floral print as the backing (there is enough) and the pink as the binding (it's labeled as being for the binding.

I did find out the fabric is a line from Robert Kaufmann in 2006 by Jennifer Sampou.
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