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Thread: Fast quilt? Right? Help!!!!!

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    Senior Member diannemc's Avatar
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    Well a lady at DH office is having a baby in Nov..What it is already Nov.!!
    I need it by Friday..well plenty on time you say? Well DH is going in for knee surgery on Wednesday..He will be in hospital till Saturday so that just leaves today and tomorrow..I can bring it with me and do the binding while I sit with him..I ran in there yesterday and threw these squares together. Oh course I don't like them after they got put together and don't know what to do with them..Was going to just sew them together and put a pink border but now I feel like the need something to divide them..But what color?? Help what would you do??
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    Looks good to me, but if you wanted to add some spark to it maybe a strip of pink in between the blocks? I love the fabrics. It look kind of antique looking to me.

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    I think the blocks are beautiful just they way they are, all warm and colorful. But, if you think it needs sashing I would say maybe a soft creamy color.

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    I like them the way they are. A border on the outside would put a nice frame to it.

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    I think you have the right idea...sew them together and add a pink border. She will love it

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    I personally would sash them... this way you don't have to worry as much about the points being absolutely perfect. They aren't quite as noticeable with a solid color in the corners... I like the less stressy way to do anything.

    The sashing will also give it a kind of modern looking twist to it instead of scrappy - not that scrappy is bad cause it isn't. I guess I like it better with the sashing between the squares for some reason. I'm in the minority lol.

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    I like it the way it is, also. Adding sashing would be fine too; but there's someing inviting and charming in the first layout. I like your fabrics.

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    I think it's fine the way it is.

    But, if you want too, add giant ric rac as a substitute sashing. Maybe even wait until you are quilting it so you can quilt and add ric rac at the same time.

    If you add a pink border, you might want to make sure your pink blocks are not on the outside.

    They will be happy no matter what you do. Something homemade is always special.

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    Just thought of something to make it easier for you to sew the blocks together if you don't do sashing.

    Rotate every other block so there will be less bulk on the seams.

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    If it's too crazy-busy for your taste, then sashing is your friend. I'd go with either a bright white or pink or purple. But do stash that advice about rotating the blocks; it'll make a future project go more smoothly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter
    Just thought of something to make it easier for you to sew the blocks together if you don't do sashing.

    Rotate every other block so there will be less bulk on the seams.
    I think it looks really good. I would however, do as Alien mentions and rotate every other block. If the size is appropriate, I would just quilt and do the binding. If you need to increase the size, the add a border.

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    I agree! I love squares framed with white - it makes them pop.. gorgeous fabrics :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    I personally would sash them... this way you don't have to worry as much about the points being absolutely perfect. They aren't quite as noticeable with a solid color in the corners... I like the less stressy way to do anything.

    The sashing will also give it a kind of modern looking twist to it instead of scrappy - not that scrappy is bad cause it isn't. I guess I like it better with the sashing between the squares for some reason. I'm in the minority lol.

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    oh... let the size decide though ~ what finished size are you "aiming" towards?

    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    I agree! I love squares framed with white - it makes them pop.. gorgeous fabrics :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    I personally would sash them... this way you don't have to worry as much about the points being absolutely perfect. They aren't quite as noticeable with a solid color in the corners... I like the less stressy way to do anything.

    The sashing will also give it a kind of modern looking twist to it instead of scrappy - not that scrappy is bad cause it isn't. I guess I like it better with the sashing between the squares for some reason. I'm in the minority lol.

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    I love it the way it is...

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    I think it looks fine as it is, but if you use sashing, use the same color as your binding.

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    Love it as is. Very pretty.

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    Thanks everyone ya'll are always so helpful!

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    I was thinking a cream sashing, too, but if you're in a hurry, doing as is would work too! The binding will frame it nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diannemc
    Well a lady at DH office is having a baby in Nov..What it is already Nov.!!
    I need it by Friday..well plenty on time you say? Well DH is going in for knee surgery on Wednesday..He will be in hospital till Saturday so that just leaves today and tomorrow..I can bring it with me and do the binding while I sit with him..I ran in there yesterday and threw these squares together. Oh course I don't like them after they got put together and don't know what to do with them..Was going to just sew them together and put a pink border but now I feel like the need something to divide them..But what color?? Help what would you do??
    I wouldn't add anything to it other than to finish it. I think it looks super cute the way you had it laid out, very modern looking.

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    I really liked it in the second picture with the cream in between each block. I would sash them like that

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    I say sew blocks together & add soft pink borders - hope it's a girl! Posting a picture when complete?

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    I like the cream colored sashing idea - it won't compete for attention from the beautiful blocks.

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    I like it just the way it is, but if I was going to use sashing I would use pink.

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    I like the cream sashing idea best, I love the blocks themselves but I feel it would give it that extra pop

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    I think the blocks look fine. But if you want it bigger or brighter, a border can make a BIG difference. Rememeber that the mother will be shocked to get something hand crafted and the baby will love it regardless.

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