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Thread: Help! I need some inspiration.

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    Senior Member GrammaO's Avatar
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    This panel measures apx. 36 x 42. I'd like to add one or more borders to make it a lap size but have absolutely no idea what would be a good choice. It needs to be kind of quick and easy because it's for my secret pal at Bunco. Need to finish, quilt and bind in two weeks (I have a full time job so time is not on my side.) Would love your suggestions.
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    ok is there a pic or anything to help us grease up our thinking juices?

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    I have this same panel. I'm not much help though. I just sandwiched mine and quilted it to make a wall hanging.

    Maybe put a green border first and then a red.

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    add green and or red borders and quilt .would look great even without borders

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    One of the gals on the German quiltforum did hers with pillow turn and no added borders. It looks good.

    http://www.patchwork-quilt-forum.de/...ht-t17241.html

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    Maybe the first row, find a fabric with mainly pinecones and some greenery? The second row, fabric with reds/greens?
    You could bind with a darker green? :D:D:D

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    Two greens one light followed by dark green and bound with red prhaps?

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    Do you have any red checked gingham the size of the red check? I would simply add a row of red check to the top and bottom, the same size as the green and call it good. You could sandwich the quilt, top stitch an inch from the edge and then tie it.

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    Perhaps a small dark green border in a solid or tone-on-tone, then another border of a fabric matching (or close) to the panel colors. Bind it in dk. green or red.
    For quilting, maybe outline the wreath, and quilt along the straight lines in the panel.
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    I think a small printed brown border in with either the bigger red and/or greens? would bring out the pinecones and horses.....and would add a little contrast...

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    There are some nice Christmas fabrics out there right now. I'd look for something in greens and/or red to make it closr to lap quilt size and bind it in black. It is very pretty.

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    What about some red and green 4 patch squares (2-1/2 x 2-1/2 squares for the 4-patch) all around it with a couple of borders? That would make it larger.

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    Really great ideas everyone. I bought two panels, so I am going to do them both different. I'll post pictures when I get them done. Thank you all so much for your feedback!!!

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    What about a white or light gray to pick up and repeat color of horses then red or green, bind with red or green

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