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Thread: Blue & White for my boss and I have a ???

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    Super Member 2 Doods's Avatar
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    I am making this for my bosses retirement.
    It is the Sawtooth Square from quilterscache.com
    I have never made a two color quilt before. It went together nicely and pretty quickly. It is square and hard to get back far enough in my room to show it all. Hope you can get an idea.

    So my question---
    Do I use the blue print to do the binding? I don't think I want white. And I don't think it would look right to use the backing and add another fabric in. Would it?

    I still have to go shopping for the backing. I am thinking a blue on blue marble or tiedye type that doesn't have a real pattern.
    Any suggestions?

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    your quilt is very pretty. If it were me I would probably use the same blue in the top for my binding. But i'm sure our fellow quilters with more experience will be able to steer you in the right direction.

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    I would use the blue print to bind it.

    What a gorgeous quilt, well done!

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    Boy, that is really pretty! Are you going to put any border(s) on it? I think that would sort of determine what your binding should be.

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    Beautiful!!!! I would use the blue for binding!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Boy, that is really pretty! Are you going to put any border(s) on it? I think that would sort of determine what your binding should be.
    The pattern doesn't have a border but I thought about adding one.
    It is already 72x72. I was thinking a TV throw size would be nice.

    I like my boss and I don't want to be cheap, :lol: :lol: :lol:
    but I'm thinking it is large enough as is.

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    What a beauty you have made for your boss. I think the size is perfect for a throw and I would not add any borders to it. I think the blue would be perfect for the binding.

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    It's very pretty!
    I'd use the blue fabric you have for the binding.
    Not sure about adding a border to it. If you did, would you use the blue or white? I wouldn't incorporate another blue in there, the blue you have is beautiful!

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    That's so pretty! You've done a gorgeous job! What do you think of a red print for the backing and binding? Just something different. It's going to be loved whatever you decide! I saw a little hint of red something on the second picture and I thought it really popped with the quilt top!

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    I would use blue for the binding. Maybe think about a narrow, say 2" border of the white and then the blue for the binding. I wouldn't use white for binding, it would get dirty too easy. A blue marble on the back would look great.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I would use the blue to put a 1.5 inch border around it then a 3 inch white border and then bind it in the blue. It will frame it showcasing the quilt.

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    what ever you use for the backing would be good for the binding as well. You would be surprised how nice that can look......are you sending it out to be quilted or are you going to do it?

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    Use the blue print for the binding---maybe for the backing as well!

    Lucky boss, you did a beautiful job-

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    Oh pretty quilt! She is going to love it!

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    Wow that turned out great!! I think the blue would look nice.

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    Gorgeous quilt - I think I would go with the blue from the quilt top.

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    I also like the blue. Beautiful job!!!

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    Beautiful! I'd use the blue to bind too.

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    Very striking quilt! I agree with you, it is big enough and would probably bind it with the blue. But whatever you do it will looke awesome and be loved :D Great Job :thumbup:

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    I like the idea of the blue binding. And I love your quilt. You did great.

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    Oooo Aaaaa I love blue and white quilts :D :D :D

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    Personally for the backing I would go with a dark to Navy blue...
    Then I would do a few borders...
    Instead of pieced borders I would do a thin, thin blue (1"). Then a thin white (2-2.5"), then another larger blue (3-4") then another thin white(2-2.5") then the widest Blue(4-6")...
    Just my 2 stiches...
    I love it...
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    My Vote is blue binding! Quilt looks great, lucky boss!

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    Beautiful quilt, and I would put a red binding on it ... just kidding .
    I was wondering .. that blue is really pretty, and I agree about not white on the binding ...
    I don't think a border would be needed ... but, what about if you went for a lighter blue for the binding ... the fabric looks like it is textured, and perhaps a light blue would sort of just allow the quilt to blend into the background, while the quilt pattern is front and center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine
    what ever you use for the backing would be good for the binding as well. You would be surprised how nice that can look......are you sending it out to be quilted or are you going to do it?
    I will be quilting it. I have a Grace frame with a Juki. I do all my own quilts and some of the charity quilts for the guild. It's fun!


    Thanks everyone :!: for the comments. It was a fun one to do. Only 2 different blocks. (The sawtooth and the huge 1/2 square triangle. ) And the points came out pretty nice. I cut the squares a tad large and then trimed them. I think that really helped!
    Not much un-sewing needed :lol: :lol: :lol:

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