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Suggestions please for how to complete this?

Old 07-16-2012, 02:35 AM
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Default Suggestions please for how to complete this?

I saw this quilt online ages ago: http://www.bomquilts.com/ROM06-FQSSp...ncer-Intro.pdf

I decided to try it in a smaller size.

I improvised a bit and, as the one strip (third from the bottom) was really complex and did not show up too well, I decided to leave it out and do something else instead.

But what?

Below is what I have so far. (Like I said, I improvised.) The photo was taken at an angle- it is closer to being all the same width (27 inches) than it looks...

I would also welcome suggestions on borders if anyone has any bright ideas? I was thinking maybe darkish brown/pink as a first border and maybe some flying geese outside that.......

What would you do with it?!!

I posted a picture on the virtual quilt day thread yesterday but no one replied so I thought I'd try as a standalone thread. Please help me!

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:08 AM
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It sure is cute. Whatever you do it will be great.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:29 AM
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I would connect them and then add a few solid color borders from the colors within. I would start by probably framing it out with the solid green you have in there already if possible. Love the way you used so many scraps!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:51 AM
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For that vacancy, you could do a row of 9-patch or churn-dash. OR, for the sake of symmetry...you could move the half-square patch one to the right of the first set and then do another identical row of the strip that uses green background. Separate w/ the same white strip. I personally would do narrow sash in the white and use one of the prints for a border. Agree flying geese would be good or prairie points!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:49 AM
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I really like symmetry, so I would remove the left strip from the right-hand section and reproduce the left section from right to left. Then I would take the section that you removed and put it into the center where it's set off by the two of the sage strips.

As for borders, maybe a ribbon border on the sage green using all of the colors already in the quilt? By the way, I really like your color combination. Looking forward to see what you come up with!
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:50 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement, and ideas!
A few ideas to ponder there, including some I would not have thought of.
I love the power of the board, and the generosity of spirit of those who replied!
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Symmetry has it's place but I don't think this quilt will benefit from it. Asymmetry is usually a lot more dynamic. I think I'd add a single row of either squares or rectangles between the two pieces and then do some improv borders from there and not make them symmetrical either.
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