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Old 07-24-2016, 06:46 PM
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Hi all,

I have to come up with a donation quilt, wall hanging, for a bingo our guild is having. I had these machine embroidered feather blocks fitting around, so I used the QAYG method and stuck them together with borders. Then I thought it looked too plain, so since I love doing wool applique, I started cutting wool shapes. I plan on free motion quilting the borders and around the applique pieces. What else does it need? Be honest. I'm not good at designing!
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:18 PM
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I prefer it without the appliqué, I would finish it with a dark solid binding
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:42 PM
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I agree with Quilting candy.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:35 PM
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I also agree about the applique
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:25 PM
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I prefer it with plain borders just put some quilting in to hold together. Those blocks are fantastic and need to stay main focus.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
I prefer it without the appliqué, I would finish it with a dark solid binding
i agree, probably a red binding
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:44 AM
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Agree with others...I would not use the applique. Also like just a plain border..no sashing.
Beautiful blocks!

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Old 07-25-2016, 03:57 AM
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Thanks everyone! This is what I will go with. I love the honest opinions and advice on this board!
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:20 AM
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Wow. I'm kinda surprised so many people didn't like the wool applique. I was going to suggest more of that & maybe some beading in the redwork. And to keep the one applique Spring/Summer related & make the other one Fall/Winter themed.

From my view, the issue with leaving it plain is going to be how to quilt it. It can't really be quilted in a contrasting color or it will compete with the redwork -- so that means you'll have very large borders that -- especially the patterned fabric -- will not show the quilting much at all. I think at this point, I'd maybe go with a thin layer of trapunto just to help break up the borders a tiny bit with the quilting.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:47 AM
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Gorgeous as is. No applique is my vote, too. The dark red setting strips draw attention to the embroidery, which should remain the focus.
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