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Old 03-04-2011, 03:00 PM
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After two months of struggling with my new LA, I am almost done with my second project, a wallhanging I had hoped to have done for my DH for Valentines Day; oh well it is only a couple of weeks late - I know he will understand.

I was auditioning border fabrics to ask for your input; after I looked at the pictures I realized I think I already know which one but still wanted to have the benefit of all your goodly vision and advice.

Yes I used my computerized robot and NO I don't think that is cheating. I simply don't have the "flow" needed to do it freehand as yet but even running the computer takes a lot of work - each one of the diamond pairs is a separate "pattern", requiring thread cutting and pulling and there are 64 of those alone. I almost didn't use those put I wanted a "diamond tuck" style like they use in upholstery.

I have another quilt that I have finished (but that is another store in and of itself :shock: ) that I will post after I get the binding on.

In the picture with the fabric folds on the left, the bottom one is actually a light grayish speckle type fabric. It isn't used in the quilt but I thought it might bring out the thread a little more on the top (the thread is gray).

Which do you think would look best for the border, the tonal orange, the flames or the gray? I'm leaning more towards the flames - border will be small width. Thanks for your input and thanks for looking!

Auditioning Border Fabric
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Ah Yes! The Back almost looks better than the front ;-)
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close-up on back
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:07 PM
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I like the tonal Orange the best.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:25 PM
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I agree. Tonal orange would be my choice for the border.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:03 PM
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that is a reat quilt!!!
Definitely the tonal!!!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:32 PM
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the tonal orange
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:36 PM
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It turned out great. I have an IQ for my machine too. I don't think its cheating. You really have to think about what you are doing with it. To program what you want where you want. My back doesn't allow me to stand for long lenghts of time to quilt so I can sit down after I PROgram it. I can sit on my saddle stool and watch it work magic. I love my IQ. Your quilt looks great.
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Tonal and the quilting is great!
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:43 PM
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I agree tonal.
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I like the flame fabric, I like the way it echoes the inside of the quilt. Pretty quilt and beautiful quilting!
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I like the tonal better. I think the flame you already have on is enough. More flame would take away from the nice center you have there. Maybe use the flame for binding!!
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