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Thread: suggestions needed for quilt

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    I've just finished hand embroidering 12 small blocks (7 1/2") & I want to make this a larger quilt by adding additional blocks or some kind. The embroidery is sweet, small, old-fashioned girls in long dresses done crayons and then embroidered in pastels. Any suggestions? Of course, I'll add borders, too. I don't want to just make it a baby quilt. My 20 yr old granddaughter decided she wants it herself. :) Thanks.

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    Show us some of the squares you have, can get as better idea that way. Sounds as if they are pretty.

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    Pics would help us guide you in the right direction.

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    I would love to see pics of it.

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    please post some pictures of your blocks, as this group of quilters are so helpful. thanks

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    Pics would help, but while we wait what about a nine patch alternating the squares with the blocks you already have , or warm wishes using your blocks as the focus square ?

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    Pics would help. but easy nine patch or railroad squares would work. Or if you want more detail a simple star block done in pastels would work,

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    I made some simple quilts with embroidered squares. Some I alternated with 9 patch blocks, some I sashed with scrappy prints, some I sashed with all one color. None of them were hard to do.
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    I hate to admit this, but I don't know how to put pictures on the computer....Maybe you could direct me to info about that too. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    I made some simple quilts with embroidered squares. Some I alternated with 9 patch blocks, some I sashed with scrappy prints, some I sashed with all one color. None of them were hard to do.
    I really love the embroidered quilts you posted.

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    wonderful embroidered quilts, love the one with the different colored borders, so sweet they all are...

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    Thanks so much to everyone who posted pictures....it definitely helped and started the possibilities in my mind.....anyone else have pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misoop
    Thanks so much to everyone who posted pictures....it definitely helped and started the possibilities in my mind.....anyone else have pictures?
    We find spending big $$ on fabric, bringing it home, cutting it into tiny pieces acceptable, but cannot figure out how to get a picture on line! I am thinking we are of the same generation, LOL

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    Pam, you are so right. LOL If I can ever find the time to sit down and read the manual for my digital camera and my new laptop....I think I can figure it out. But, quilting just keeps calling for my time and of course, the necessities of the home....like groceries, cleaning, cooking, etc.

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