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Thread: what's wrong with this top

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    Member ebony's Avatar
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    well, i did it. i ripped a quilt top (waiting its final border) apart! it had been sitting around for 2 years and i could not find a fabric for the final border and i did not feel inspired to quilt it. the more i looked at the top the more it said somethings wrong with me--it looked sick. i thought i would 'heal' it by taking it apart.
    i need some other opinions. i now know i should never have used that yellow/gold fabric for a background but this was only my second quilt!
    any ideas out there on how i can make this 'bonnet' look better?

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    i love it. and the light purple (looks like that color) you have in it. perhaps you could get a light yellow and do another border or pick out one other of the colors in there for a border if you plain don't want more yellow in the quilt. don't give up. it's very pretty and lot of work went into it so far.

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    I think its adorable.. I like the idea of a yellow border though... something to pull it all together. Let us see it when its finished.

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    I like it too.

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    Gee wiz! The quilt I see is adorable. Did you take a picture of the wrong quilt???

    I love it. Quilt and bind it, it is adorably cute!!!

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    I agree with putting a yellow border on it. The yellow will help pull it together and give it a more finished look. Or put a yellow binding on it instead of a border. I think it's as cute as can be.

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    I like it just the way it is, but I agree that a yellow border would help tie it together. If you feel it needs a bit more, possibly put some flowers on some of the bonnets.

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    I love the idea of the flowers on the bonnets. I would finish it with a border the same shade as the bonnets also. I always feel that a border as dark or darker than the darkest color on the quilt helps frame it.

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    I like that idea too. It just seems like the current borders are disappearing. A dark border would calm down the yellow and help to draw the eye to the whole quilt instead of just the center.

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    You did a fantastic job on the bonnets! I really like it. And agree with the yellow borders. Please post when you finish it.

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    I too think you posted a picture of the wrong quilt. It is adorable.

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    I think it is pretty. I agree with adding flowers on the bonnets.

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    Sue is always a cutie. Flowers on the bonnets might be nice and some kind of a yellow border would be good No matter what you decide, it will still be cute.

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    Everybody is telling you they like it, but I got the impression that you've already ripped it apart! Am I right?

    If you have, tell us how your pieces are now so you can get the suggestions you want for alternative placements or additions like solid squares, borders, or something.

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    I think it is an adorable quilt top :D:D:D

    If the yellow is a bit to much for you, you could quilt around the Sues with a darker yellow, which would help tone it down a little. You could also add some appliqued flowers around the corners of some of the blocks, too.

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    I agree with the majority of adding a yellow border and then put on the binding and quilt it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltswithdogs
    Everybody is telling you they like it, but I got the impression that you've already ripped it apart! Am I right?

    If you have, tell us how your pieces are now so you can get the suggestions you want for alternative placements or additions like solid squares, borders, or something.
    yes, i have ALREADY taken it all apart. the Sunbonnet Sue's are still on the yellow/gold material. i don't have the nerve to remove all the stitching on them.
    so now i have the blocks to work with-again. any suggestions on how what to use to 'tone down' the yellow/gold?
    i am glad that some of you like it the way it was but come on it really does need some help-right?

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    you tell us.

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    That was my thought also, Add a border in the bonnet color,

    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I love the idea of the flowers on the bonnets. I would finish it with a border the same shade as the bonnets also. I always feel that a border as dark or darker than the darkest color on the quilt helps frame it.

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    So now all you have are the blocks? Which by the way are very nice, love them.
    frame each block in a dark color to match the bonnets, sashing; add corner stones in a color to match or blend with the yellow/gold background.
    Then you could add a narrow border out of the cornerstone fabric, and a final, larger border of a multi color or print with the colors in the bonnet and background.

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    Personally, I would go for a narrow yellow border and then a dark blue border like the hats to frame it. I have found that a darker border frames better. Just by 2 cents.

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    I don't see anything wrong with it. I think it's adorable. I Like the idea of a yellow binding.

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    thats a lot of sues...something light blue to frame the whole thing????

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    I have the perfect solution to your problem!! Send it to me!! :lol: I keep trying but nobody ever wants to send me their quilt!! :cry:
    I think it is adorable!

    Ditter

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    I would replace the print sashing with a bright white and no borders. I'd use the yellow for the binding.

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