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Old 08-20-2016, 05:44 AM
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Have you thought of varying widths of serpentine stitch on the colored strips? Or you could use a wide serpentine with a bright color in the white strips.
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:49 AM
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I, too, like a border on all my quilts. Your top is great!
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:57 AM
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I agree with a white framing border the same size as the strips. I think this would give a good finish to the colored strips that reach the edge. When you asked about the quilting, the first thing that jumped into my head was a spiral in each of the blocks. I have never done that and I don't think I have ever seen one, but that jumped out at me!
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:30 AM
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I also would put a narrow white border on it just to frame it in. Beautiful top. Love the colors & the pattern
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:01 AM
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Seems that the white boarder is the most popular. I agree. It will give it a nice clean look.

For quilting, I tend to choose the opposite of what the quilt pattern is. For instance, if it is a geometrical, straight pattern (like yours), then I like to choose a curvy type quilting top stitch. If the pattern has a lot of curves then I usually like to choose a geometrical type top stitch.

Opposites usually make the other look good. This is not an exact rule, as there are exceptions, but it is what I tend to do.
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:59 AM
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Thanks, all...I'm leaning towards various-sized circles again. Some concentric, some over-lapping....Don't have a complete plan, yet.
Also, I asked a question about rounding corners on the board in another thread, so feel free to answer there!

Thank, everyone!

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Old 08-20-2016, 01:36 PM
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Bright and beautiful!
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:00 PM
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I'd add a narrow stop border -- probably 1" just so that the blocks aren't cut off. But I could also picture it with a wider white border of 4-5" with all sorts of little motifs throughout.

When I saw this, I almost immediately thought the center looked like bee hives & the yellow blocks looked like bees (or butterflies -- that wouldn't really go with the bee hives as much). If I were putting on a wider border around it, I'd go with plain white & quilt it in white with all sorts of bees, butterflies, flowers & jars of honey going every which way.

I'd also quilt the center in 40wt white Aurifil (#2024) -- except for the bees which I'd do in black (#2692). Then I'd bind it in a small yellow & black stripe.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:01 AM
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Bree shared a cute idea, and I agree with an outside border. Please repost a photo once you have it quilted.
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:04 AM
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I love the meander design for quilting and I would use a rainbow color for the quilting thread - either pastel or bright. Or an ecru. You want to see the meander design too. That is part of the quilt. I find that the quilting is just as important as the blocks or design of the quilt. I just finished a humongous quilt with hummingbirds and Morning Glories (or as my mother used to call them - Morning Glorious) and I used a dragon fly pattern for the quilting. Turned out fantastic. Have fun. Edie
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