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Thread: Can anyone help me with this BOM layout? Hoping this is the place to ask!

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    Can anyone help me with this BOM layout? Hoping this is the place to ask!

    My quilting bestie gave me a huge suitcase of scraps and unfinished projects. In amongst the great stuff I found the instructions to a BOM. I have never done one, but I went through my fabrics and made the 12 blocks and the center block but have no idea if I am to add sashing or just what to do. Can anyone give me an idea of how to finish this? I had fun doing it and it was really quick once I cut the fabrics all out!
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    I would say I think it looks great as it is, but it would also be delightful with sashing like the border around the center block. Oops just realized that's your floor! Anyway it appears to have been designed to have at least a border around the center block. I personally would probably add a narrow sashing between the blocks. Not sure how wide that would make the border around the center have to be. Might just have to play around with it to see what you like.

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    It's really nice. I agree with mom-6 about the enter block, putting a "frame" around it and then sahing between blocks. Then finish it off with 1 o 2 borders.

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    I think that flying geese would look nice with these blocks.
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    I would add sashing at least to the center block, and then a couple of borders, one narrow to frame the quilt and then a wider one. That is so cute I love it and you did an excellant job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz View Post
    I think that flying geese would look nice with these blocks.
    I agree ...that's what I was thinking while looking at it. Flying geese going all around the center block. No sashing on the blocks. Then depending on how large you want it ... experiment with adding a narrow border then perhaps a larger pieced border (piano keys, triangles ... etc).

    Also, might suggest moving the tree to the top corner. That way you have "real things" in all four corners and all the other blocks in-between.

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    That is such a cute sampler. I love how it hints at monthly themes. You do pretty work and you sure got great advise. I love this QB. Also, you reminded me I have a UFO BoM sampler my sister put together that I forgot to add to my "finish this year" list. LoL
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    Lovely BOM. I think the flying geese sound like they would be fitting.
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    My suggestion would be to move Sam on the lower corner on block to the left (or under the barn). And I would move the bird from the upper corner down one block and get it off the corner. Both of these applique blocks have a lot of background showing feeling "light" while the pieced stars have a "weighterier" feel. Otherwise, it looks good. Workmanship/color selections are very appealing.

    I think these changes would provide a better balance. Just my opinion though. Please show us the top or quilt once you have finished.

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    I think I would do sashing around the blocks also. You did a really good job putting the blocks together.

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    I would definitely frame the barn and I would probably put a pieced block (star, etc.) on each corner with the bird/tree/Sam closer to the center....then borders, depending how large you want it. One thing I've learned about quilters.........no two would ever suggest the same layout. Your quilt is just beautiful and I love the barn. Great job!!!

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    Love your bloaks and love the way you have arranged them. I agree that it would look nice to have the tree in the top left corner and to have flying geese framing the centre block but it all depends on what sort of look you want to achieve. It is lovely as it is and I feel that a plain border as illustrated by your floor looks great and if you like the look then go for it. I sometimes feel that the simpler it is the better. I would be interested to see how you finish the blocks. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to offer you our thoughts and suggestions. Best wishes.
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    I would add a border to match the brown one, then another border of the blocks, finishing the sides with your white to even things out. Then I would start to think about the outside borders. But then, I don't like small size quiltings.

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    That is so cute!
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    I for sure would put a border around it. Very nice blocks.
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    Really nice job! I would at least add a boarder around the center block.

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    Cute blocks. I'd switch Sam with the block in the upper left corner and the tree with the blue snails trail. That way, you'd have the "lighter" block on top and "weightier" blocks lower. I'd also sash the barn and then use narrower sashing around the rest of the blocks. I'd make a first border the same size as sashing around the barn and then wider border around that. Size would depend on how large you want the quilt.

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    nice you will need to put the bottom and top two blocks together and then put in some sashing or flying geese if you sew the 2 middle blocks together that way you will know what size to make you flying geese or sashing best of luck

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    Looks great to me!!! Elinor Burns has some "American Barns" patterns and she used a red and white checkered border(purina feeds like) really cute, check it out on her media site
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    It is adorable!!! Great job! Any way to use up our stashs is great.....
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    Great job and thank you for sharing. I think I would do sashing around the blocks also. Also I would take the pumpkin, sam, the bird, the tree and put them at the bottom.
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    I would definitely move the tree to the top left corner so that your pieced blocks are aligned together on the sides and tops and the 'live' blocks are in the corner. I would also put a frame around the center block either with flying geese or just a nice border. I like your blocks as they are but a sashing would work also. I definitely would use a narrow border and then a wider border picking out colors from your quilt. You did a great job on this quilt, I think it will be a winner.

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    I think you need to add the inner sashing around the barn. However, adding sashings around the blocks I think would be too much. It looks great the way it is other than around the barn, then add a narrow border to frame the inside of the quilt and then an outer border. Just my 2 cents worth. You did a great job! I love the colors too!

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    I like the suggestions of a border around the barn block, also, but that's going to make your small blocks need something between them to fit around it. You can always put background fabric between them. It's such a cute quilt. I like the idea of a narrow inner border, maybe the red, then a wider, maybe 4" outer border, maybe a soft blue so that the center of the quilt remains the focal point.
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    Wonderful looking blocks. I would think sashing would finish it off nicely.

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