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Thread: Calendar quilt for my sister

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    Here is the top of the quilt I am making for my sister. I deconstructed my row of the month mystery quilt from Clotilde because it was way too big, and am using just one block from each month.
    I need to choose a border now. I have the same fabric as the sashing in blue, it says each month and the flower. But I'm concerned that would be a little too repetitive. My sister tends towards hunter green and browns in her decor, with some colors of nature thrown in. Since this is a quilt about the year as it passes, I don't think I will think too much about her decor tho.

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    Love them!

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    I have a leafy print that coordinates with the border around the September block I could use as border. I have several green prints if green is the color I should go with.

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    You show so much love in your quilts:) You do really pretty work:) You have your own special touch:)

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    I like them. I did not see the month on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine
    I like them. I did not see the month on them.
    The month isn't on the block, it is just representative. Such as the snowflake for January, the heart for February, the clover for March etc. The sashing between the blocks with the writing says "Chrysanthymum for October", "Poincettia for December", etc. for each month, repeated over and over in fancy script with a little pic of each flower.
    I'm very open to suggestions for the border/s.

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    Aww, thank you Jabear, it's true, when I am making a quilt for someone, thoughts of that person are with me from start to finish!! That helps me put the love in I am sure.

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    What a darling quilt for your sis!! :D:D

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    What a great idea! This is so cute. Great work.

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    good job

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    nice idea :thumbup:

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    I'm new to this whole choosing colors/fabrics thing; but I was wondering about using a border that is a tone on tone or blender, green maybe. I wouldn't use anything that would distract the view of the beautiful quilt itself. I just know your sister will love it, whatever you do. It's so pretty!

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    Very nice quilt!

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    looks great....good job...she will love it..

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    Neat idea...

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    OK, here are the borders I decided on. I asked DH for his opinion and he liked it a lot. He said it was very 50's looking. What do you all think? I hope it's not too much of the writing fabric.
    Thanks for looking, hugs and smiles, Linda

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    I like it with the writing....

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    Clever and cute!

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    Beautiful !! :-D

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