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Old 04-18-2011, 10:26 AM
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Thanks, Peg. Next steps: building the borders. I already have corner blocks. More later. Still looking for the tax docs. Did I mention I misplaced them? sigh.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:33 PM
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Love the effect Jillaine !! I have not tried OBW yet and find it fascinating each time someone shows the original material and how it turns out ~ just have to screw up my courage and give it a try one of these days !!! Thanks for the inspiration !!
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:42 PM
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Love the designs posted in this thread! Some wonderful ideas!

Jillaine are you Quaker as in Friends? Just curious I grew up Quaker and was married in our Friends church.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:35 AM
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Yes, DH and I are Quaker-- convinced, as they say-- Philip when he was in college, me when I got together with Philip! We were also married "under the care of" a Friends Meeting (in Ithaca, NY). We've been involved with our local Friends Meeting (Bethesda, MD) for about 10 years.

One of the members here became connected with Ramallah Friends School on the West Bank about 15 years ago, and since then, our Meeting has raised scholarship funds each year. Last year we were able to pay for two students' tuition. This year, we're shooting for three. We have a middle-eastern-themed spring fling each year. This is my (hoped for) contribution.

THis is also my first Kaleidoscope effort, and I find it quite fascinating. I prefer the sashing to the OBW look. At least for now, although I have an idea brewing in my head that OBW might work for. More on that later and elsewhere.

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Old 04-24-2011, 12:37 PM
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Here's what I've put together so far. It's not hanging flat here.

I had all these ideas for the borders, but when I started pinning them up, it felt too busy.

So I am now looking for suggestions for the border sections between corners.

Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:44 PM
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Jillaine, Your boarders may not have been too busy, but a mater of proportion. Middle Eastern designs appear to have geometry and scale. These large corners overpower the majestic center panel. My mind thinks that you are well on your way to a more pricey, reversible quilt.

Post some picts of the borders you were considering, and let's figure out how you can make these beautiful corner blocks into the focus blocks on the reverse side.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:52 PM
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I think you are wondeful, to take on this project !
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:17 PM
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I went to Isreal and Jordan last year and took pics of
beautiful tile work from over 2000 yrs ago ...
I believe art is for all....
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:54 PM
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olebat,

I believe you've nailed it! THANK YOU!

So basically, you're saying: recycle the corner blocks elsewhere because they're too big vis-a-vis the center section, and (if I'm reading correctly between the lines), use a smaller-scale set of blocks/piecing around the edges of the center block....

Yes?

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:19 PM
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I, too, was thinking of using a persian-type rug for inspiration as well as photos of middle eastern tilework. That's what I would start with. Best of luck on your project!
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