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Thread: Fresh Lilacs Update mistake

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    Fresh Lilacs Update mistake

    Here is the completed kit Fresh Lilacs, except for the last border. I sewed the right border on and it is not correct, the one on the left is the proper orientation, but that one is just laying there. So should I take that right border off and turn it around? The top and bottom are the same and the corners mitered.


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    That's an amazing quilt! You've done a beautiful job!
    I do like the left side better.
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    I vote to turn it around. Beautiful quilt and very nice work.

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    Stunning quilt! Yes, I agree, the left border looks better.
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    That's a gorgeous quilt! I would remove the border and turn it, since I like the look of the left side better. You've put so much work into the quilt, I would make the extra effort to get the last details right.

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    your quilt is amazing. take it off. it will bother you forever. what a stunning piece of work!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I can't decide. I think what you decide to use for the binding would be what would tip the scales for me.

    Maybe lay the at least two sides of the borders out and take pictures and then decide? Along with the binding you are planning to use?

    At the moment - I think I like the "light edge" facing the edge better if you used a wide dark binding with it.

    I love the quilt - my favorite colors are in it.
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    i much prefer the look on the left
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    Such a beautiful quilt in the works.
    And just in time for Lilac season ..... aaah I can almost smell the fresh blooms!!

    I too am in the Left Camp .... but please ... mitre the corners to keep it looking the best it can.
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    That's a beautiful quilt top. Just in time for spring. I love it!

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    Another vote for the left side. I love how it gives a scalloped look.

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    Your quilt is gorgeous! I like the left side best, too. But it's your quilt; you can do what you like best.

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    Which way do you prefer? There is no right or wrong, it looks gorgeous both ways

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    Wow, great quilt. Ya, I would turn the right border around.

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    I really like the left side. I would un sew the right side and get it the way you want it.

    This is a stunning quilt.
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    Ok....I'll take that out and turn it around. I think your suggestions that I'll always regret not doing it "right" is correct. About 2/3 of the way of sewing that on, it dawned on me that it was not what the instructions said.

    Thanks to everyone for your comments. They mean a lot to me.

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    Please invest a little bit of time to change the border. You won't be sorry. To miter the corners will add a very special finish.

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    I like the left also, but you should do what your eye says. I love the pattern and colors.

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    Definitely do the orientation of the left side, with the dark outer edge. I don't know what binding color you have selected, but I assume it's dark as well. Gorgeous quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
    Here is the completed kit Fresh Lilacs, except for the last border. I sewed the right border on and it is not correct, the one on the left is the proper orientation, but that one is just laying there. So should I take that right border off and turn it around? The top and bottom are the same and the corners mitered.
    Now, I like the left border better than the right, but I just went to look for the kit, and at least on Keepsake's site, the image of the layout shows the right border to be correct, so you didn't do it wrong.

    I do prefer the one on the left, though :-)

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    mkc brings up an interesting point. Keepsake's site does show the border with the dark on the inside, but the pattern shows it on the outside. Did someone make a "mistake" with Keepsake's BOM, or was it a "design decision"?

    Dark to the inside -
    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/fres...onth-quilt-kit

    Dark to the outside -
    https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Fresh-...rn-P36726.aspx

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    From those two sites - i definitely prefer dark to the inside.

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    Yes, I also like the left side best. My opinion for what its worth, I'd take the right one off and turn it around to the dark is on the outside. With the light sashing next to it make it seem like its blending from light to dark.
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    I MUCH prefer the right side border. Maybe I'm looking at it upside-down LOL.

    It's a beautiful quilt!

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