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Thread: Fan Block

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    Junior Member fabricesta's Avatar
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    I posted this fan block a while ago and now I am putting borders. I'm thinking between 4-6 inch wide, what are your opinions
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    Gee......I don't know. But I do know that the blocks are beautiful!!! :thumbup:

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    It is gorgeous. I always have large borders because I love quilting feathers so I have 6-8 Inch borders.

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    I am a beginner quilter, but I will give my opinion anyway. I would use 4 in. Love your fan block.

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    When I first glanced I thought it was a deck of cards....wow...now that would be the perfect man quilt...using a deck of cards.

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    They'd both be fine. Depends on what "look" you want.
    #2 gives more of a classic look. #1 less so.

    #1 .... unless you have used it in the quilt or that it will be the backing, then I'd be less apt to use it. But that's just me! The colours match perfectly and so, you couldn't ask for a better match.

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    I like the red better ... I'd go with 6".

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    Geez I don't know, but I do know it's beautiful!

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    Would you please show us the whole quilt top?
    THANK YOU!! :)

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    I thought I would post another picture when I get the last border sewn on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricesta
    I thought I would post another picture when I get the last border sewn on.
    Oh but pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease? :)

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    Very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricesta
    I thought I would post another picture when I get the last border sewn on.
    Thank you!!!!!!!!
    it's a beauty .... and of course, we would like to see it once it's all done.

    Is it a dresden plate? and are you stitching it all? or applique?

    One more request ... would you please show us the virgin fabric?

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    It is a fan that is pieced and then stitched to a square. It has a bias across the top of the fan and a quarter circle on the bottom. This is the original fabric. This is the first time I have attempted the stack and whack. We had a lesson on it at our retreat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricesta
    It is a fan that is pieced and then stitched to a square. It has a bias across the top of the fan and a quarter circle on the bottom. This is the original fabric. This is the first time I have attempted the stack and whack. We had a lesson on it at our retreat.
    It's one beautiful quilt ... hope you are keeping it for yourself! :)

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    I had thought I would give it as a gift until my husband really liked it and said we should keep it. This will be the first one that I have made the whole thing and kept it. I have won several sets of blocks and have kept one of them so far, The rest have been given to family members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricesta
    I had thought I would give it as a gift until my husband really liked it and said we should keep it. This will be the first one that I have made the whole thing and kept it. I have won several sets of blocks and have kept one of them so far, The rest have been given to family members.
    It's time that you have one of your own that is your own work! :)

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    WOW! What a gorgeous quilt. I think I would use the black/gray border. It will let the red fans stand out. I think the red print detracts from the fans.

    I may have to try one of those stack and whack things.

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    Red!! Great quilt!! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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