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How can I make this quilt better?

Old 05-11-2016, 10:48 AM
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I have made several quilts in neutrals and white, and think they have a peaceful elegance to them. Your is lovely. However we all have different tastes, and if you just don't like it, finish it up quickly and give it away! It has a modern look, and would be great without a border at all if it is large enough for a throw or lap quilt. Just go ahead and sandwich it, do some simple straight line quilting, bind in one of the neutral quilt fabrics and gift it on!!!
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:55 AM
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This one is going to be a real winner once it's quilted. It would make a great quilt for a man. You can always donate it if you don't have a use for it, but definitely finish it.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:01 AM
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I like the quilt. If it were mine I would do a fairly narrow white border, a very narrow dark border, pinwheels in the colors and size of the body of the quilt and then reverse the dark and white borders. Bind in dark. Maybe even white, dark, white, pinwheels, white, dark, white and bind dark but not necessarily the same dark as in the borders.
Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:04 AM
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Whenever I have a quilt I just don't like, I finish it quick and gift it to someone who likes it. It is liberating to get rid of unfinished projects.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:15 AM
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I'm with everyone else here. I really like it. But, if you wanted to have some color in the lighter areas, there are lots of tutorials on youtube showing how to use various drawing/painting media to add color. I've seen some that use Derwent Intense pencils (a form of watercolor pencil), other use fabric paints, etc. If you really don't like it but want to experiment with new techniques that would be one you could try.

But, really, I think it is very elegant as it is.

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Old 05-11-2016, 12:12 PM
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I agree with everyone that the quilt is lovely. It has a modern, neutral feel. Very soothing. Border less or white and darker border would work, in my mind.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:02 PM
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I'm not making any suggestions for finishing, because you have plenty already. I just want to say that I think it's a beautiful quilt, and I would not leave it unfinished - even if you just quilt and bind it. I love the subtle colors.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:50 PM
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How about tea dying to give it a vintage look.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:01 PM
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I would pull some of the slate grey/blue out with a border of the slate and smaller border of white then another of the slate color the same size as the first border.
Or you could just bind finish it and donate it.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:32 PM
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I do like the potential. What I don't like is the distribution of what appears to be solid pinwheels (maybe small prints) vs larger prints. Visually it's not evenly distributed/balanced.

I'd be tempted to tear the bigger blocks apart and rearrange the order to see if i like it better.
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