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Granny's Hankies - Help with quilting the borders

Old 02-08-2012, 06:02 AM
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I started this quilt last Jan as a BOM. Kept up with the blocks until the Holidays. I am using the QAYG method and am down to the borders. I echo quilted the center blocks, but would like to do something a little more showy for the borders, any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:22 AM
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Beautiful.....maybe applique vine and flowers around, using some of the designs in the blocks. Anything you do will be icing on the beautiful cake!
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Stunning. Yes, maybe a small vine in the white section of the border. I would not do any more flowers. It may detract from the beauty of the center.
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I can see a gentle unfussy feather winding around the blue blocks in the border. And how about curving lines around the inside of the blue blocks and triangles: ) (
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I can see a gentle unfussy feather winding around the blue blocks in the border. And how about curving lines around the inside of the blue blocks and triangles: ) (
Beautiful quilt!
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Beautiful.....maybe applique vine and flowers around, using some of the designs in the blocks. Anything you do will be icing on the beautiful cake!
I agree with both thoughts!
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Beautiful quilt. The dark blue really sets off your lovely appliqued blocks. Great job. Peggy
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Wow... this is a treasure.
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I can see a gentle unfussy feather winding around the blue blocks in the border. And how about curving lines around the inside of the blue blocks and triangles: ) (
I agree. I think that would be the perfect finishing touch. Feathers in the white part, continuous curves or no quilting at all in the blue.

Beautiful quilt Polly. Not at all what I expected when I opened the post. I thought it was going to be an actual handkerchief quilt. I like this much better.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I really like the idea of the feathers, even though I am not that good with them. I will have to do a lot of practicing, I guess. I should have mentioned this pattern is by Just Quiltin with Denise Russart. She has a new FREE BOM starting in July. It is really pretty also.
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