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Thread: 16" Mini Quilt Top

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    16" Mini Quilt Top

    I made this 12 1/2 inch mini quilt top today and when it is finished will be 16" squared.

    What I did;
    #1 cut 1 1/2 inch strips
    #2 sewed these strips together
    #3 cut it down to 3" square
    #4 sewed 4 of those squares together
    #5 once sewed together I trimed down to 4 3/4" squares
    #6 also cut some circular/flowery batiks pieces into 4 3/4" squares
    #7 alternated each square and than stitched them up 3 squares per row, with 3 rows for a total of 9 mini squares

    Next you will see half a dozen different color borders I have put on the wall next to te mini pieced top trying to decide which looks best so I'm going to ask y'all if you would view it and let me know which one you like best.

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    Cute mini! I like broders 3 and 6, are they the same fabric, just different widths? If so, i like the wider border.

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    Lovely! I think I prefer 1 and 2 for the border. There is something about that light green that really makes the blocks pop for me.

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    wow-great batiks.I like the dark purple border the best-makes it pop.
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    I like the 3rd one

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    I like the 2nd and 5th borders.
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    I love #3[dark border] if it was cut down about half. Put a straight piece of paper on it and see what you think. It is a beautiful piece of work. I love it. It looks so hard to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I love #3[dark border] if it was cut down about half. Put a straight piece of paper on it and see what you think. It is a beautiful piece of work. I love it. It looks so hard to do.
    It really isn't. Key is to use fabrics that fool the mind into thinking it is hard to do. :-)
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    Very pretty. The dark purple makes it pop! But it's your quilt--all are acceptable.
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    Very nice mini quilt and like the pink border.

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    Gorgeous! I love all of them. Thank you for the information on how you made them; for a beginner like me that information is useful.

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    I like the dark multi (next to last one). I think it really accentuates the colors beautifully.
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    I like the last one.

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    Beautiful mini quilt!!! I like the navy or dark purple borders best. The seem to frame in best in my opinion. Thank you for sharing!

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    How much fun this little quilt is. For me it would be the last pic. That dark purple is awesome.

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    beautiful mini's!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    #3, the dark purple or blue. Really makes the colors pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke View Post
    Cute mini! I like broders 3 and 6, are they the same fabric, just different widths? If so, i like the wider border.
    I like both dark borders and love that circular/flowery batik. I have used it before....cute!

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    I like the pale green and the deep purple. Sure will be pretty when finished!
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    l like your purple fabric

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    I like #3 the best. Really cute quilt!
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    Love #3 (#2 absolute no - because of that one green piece on the right)

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    I don't like mini's myself but yours looks beautiful, well done.
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    Awww heck... I like all of them! Aren't little quilts fun to make!

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    Beautiful work! I prefer the dark purple, it really enhances all the other colors in the quilt!
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