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    Hi. have put this together just to get an idea of what it looks like and it seems a bit "bright in your face" to me, think I need a darker sashing around the blocks, need your expertise please Elle

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    I also think a darker inside border would work better. I believe it would separate the outside flowers and show them off more.

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    Here's my opinion....SEND IT TO ME!! I LOVE IT!!
    Especially the fat cat! lol

    Yes, a darker border would be better.

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    You could make a much bigger quilt by spreading them out more or even two....you could sash between each block........its really pretty :D

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    I also think a darker color would look wonderful. Maybe the dark green or the dark red/burgundy. Great job on the blocks.

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    Thanks so much for that advice, its so difficult when you get to that sashing bit, so you donīt make it go too bland. Elle

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    Terry, sorry this one is for my daughter, a surprise when she comes out here to live to try and see if she likes Spain or not. I can send you a FAT cat though, might not get through your mail box LOL
    Thanks for the input really appreciate it and all of you have said a darker border, so thats what I will go for Love yas all Elle

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    I think a darker colour would be a good idea too and maybe around the blocks a bit too..that way you can see the blocks more and appreciate the work that went into each darling block!! Yes I love the fat cat too!! LOL

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    Hi Ruth, I did think of that, but I am following a pattern and the sashing is on the outside and I think it would make the quilt too big.....this is the biggest I have made so far. But the darker colour is the one I am going for. Thanks for your ideas Elle

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    Hi ColletaKay, Thanks for your ideas too, however I am just glad you canīt see up close to those blocks as they are not the best in the world I assure you, was my first time doing those as I mainly applique. Input appreciated Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Terry, sorry this one is for my daughter, a surprise when she comes out here to live to try and see if she likes Spain or not. I can send you a FAT cat though, might not get through your mail box LOL
    Thanks for the input really appreciate it and all of you have said a darker border, so thats what I will go for Love yas all Elle
    I already have my own personal fat boy.
    He's the greatest. My little 25 pound butterball. :)

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    Thought you meant your husband at first :D :oops: then realised 25 pounds was ALL cat. Back to the quilting.... sees ya later Elle

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    Its beautiful Elle. I really like your patterns. I am working on a quilt right now that needs some flowers similar to what you have done. Could you tell me what pattern you are using? I love all your blocks and know that the darker color you are using will really set them off. I have a couple of fat cats here and like yours also. Thanks!

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    Did you lay material beside the quilt to see how it looks? I would try the hot pink or dark green like you have in the blocks. If you don't want it to look so bright maybe a lighter sage green from the patterns would tone it down. The narrow border would keep with the look of the quilt. Just adding my two cents worth.

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    So pretty and so much work and love you have in the quilt. Can't wait to see the final project with the darker border.

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    This is going to be gorgeous!

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    Thank you everyone for your colour advice and I am going to buy some dark green, but will probably have to go to Malaga to get it, as you know the shops here are few and far between, but it will be worth it. You are all right about the dark green it works really well, so its given me the incentive to do a bit more as I was lagging on this. Elle :)

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    Hi Sandpat, the quilt is called Rose Cottage, and a friend let me borrow the patterns, I have used some and put my own slant on some others.
    I you would like the flower patterns tell me which you would like and if I can have your address I will copy and send them to you okay, Elle

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    Beautiful Blocks and Borders!!!! I can't wait to see it when it is finished!!!!!

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    Its looking great Elle....but of course I KNOW that seeing as I was admiring it on Tuesday at our meeting lol!! Dark green sounds lovely...when are you planning your trip to Malaga....fancy an extra passenger, I could meet you in Torre?????????? :D :D

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    Hi Izy, well let you into a secret I donīt drive anymore to that mad city Malaga with all those crazy drivers :roll: , I am going to bus it, but you are welcome to come along and help me choose :) . The light one will be used elsewhere on the quilt.
    Had serious withdrawal last night when I could not get into the board did not know they were changing servers.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Its looking great Elle....but of course I KNOW that seeing as I was admiring it on Tuesday at our meeting lol!! Dark green sounds lovely...when are you planning your trip to Malaga....fancy an extra passenger, I could meet you in Torre?????????? :D :D
    On your way, swing by and pick me up!!

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    Elle, That is beautiful! I love applique but it intimidates the heck out of me. I think I am going to have to give it a try after seeing yours. Great job! I also agree with the others. A bit darker border around the blocks .

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    Gorgeous! Such talent! I can't wait to see the finished piece.

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    Nicely done!

    I think I would audition some darker colors for the border as well. When you hit the right one, the quilt just "pops!"

    M

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