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Old 06-21-2013, 06:10 PM
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I've been having fun playing in my batik jelly roll stash. This is what I came up with. Just wish I had more of these fabrics. Had to piece two tiny scraps together to get the last 2-1/2" square of the navy!
So what can I do to make it bigger? It is 24" x 36".
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:13 PM
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Ok so where did my picture disappear to???
Lets try that again.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:20 PM
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Don't know how close you are to hancocks but they've got one big sale going on right now. You may want to run out and get more to finish. Looks good.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:33 PM
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Here are a couple possibilities for borders.
Not sure I'm happy with any of them.
The top picture shows two different inner border possibilities to go with that outer border choice.
The bottom picture shows a non batik border combination choice.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:48 PM
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Hum, I am just not sure.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:31 PM
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I love what you've done! Borders....humm... I'd use more batiks. I like your dark first border, not so much the green piece. Maybe a dark teal? I think I see teal in there? But borders are not my forte. My Easy Sreet has been sitting for months while I ponder borders....
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:35 PM
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Nice quilt! My suggestion would be to use a navy border .... whether it be navy batik or a navy swirl. How much bigger are you wanting to make it?
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:59 AM
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Got my navy inner border on. Now wondering if this wide border would overpower the rest of the quilt. The colors seem to fit ok, but I don't want the border to take away from the center.

Thoughts please!
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The border seems to have changed color in the picture. There is more blue tone to all of the colors.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:18 AM
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To make it bigger, I would buy more batiks and make more blocks. If you put new blocks all around the blocks that you have, they wouldn't have to match. For borders, I would use only batiks and batik like fabrics (like maybe tone-on tone). The block doesn't really lend itself to sashing strips, or interspercing with solid blocks. But you could use solid blocks with the line of the block (the blue fabric) extended through it, if you could find more of the blue batik.
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