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krysti 05-02-2012 04:50 PM

another newbie question
I have just about completed my 2nd quilt top. This one has sashing and cornerstones. I had originally planned to put a border on it; but after I finished the cornerstones and sashing, I thought maybe it wouldn't look right with a border, so was just going to leave it as is. Then I got to thinking again (I know, I need to stop doing that lol)--if I put the binding on; won't that cut into the squares of the cornerstones? Now I don't have a clue what I should do. The board always knows! :) Thank you in advance for your help!

masimmons 05-02-2012 05:01 PM

Can you post a picture so we can see? That will probably help people, including me, give you advice.

Neesie 05-02-2012 05:06 PM

Just throwing out an idea here . . . but maybe you could add a small border and then do the binding, to match the border.

krysti 05-02-2012 05:10 PM

does this help?

Pat625 05-02-2012 05:15 PM

I love it!! If I put a border on it, I would use the cornerstone fabric...If you choose not to add a border, I would keep my binding narrow as to not cut into the sashing and cornerstone

Buckeye Rose 05-02-2012 05:23 PM

If you measure the cornerstone blocks and sashing on the outside edge and compare to inner pieces, you will see that they are wider to allow for 1/4" seam of binding or another border. You are good to go, adding either a border or binding. Cute quilt!

Neesie 05-02-2012 05:26 PM

So pretty!!!!!!

Crqltr 05-02-2012 05:45 PM

Very pretty, good job. I think I would put a border on it. I agree with the corner stone fabric choice. But either way it is gorgeous.

ArtsyOne 05-02-2012 05:48 PM

I would add a white border the width of the sashing all around and then bind in the red of the cornerstones.

krysti 05-02-2012 05:49 PM

Thank you so much! This one was way more challenging than my first. Obviously, I wasn't ready to do cornerstones yet (almost none of them line up properly) and it was a little more difficult trying to line up all the 2.5 in squares rather than just the charm sized squares I did on the first one. However, it's for my little 7 year old stepdaughter, and she loves her ladybugs and that's all she'll care about. Besides, I guess I had to try something different right away, or else I might have just stuck to charm pack quilts lol. Thanks again for your help!

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