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Thread: I need help with ideas to finish this top...Please???

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    Super Member sak658's Avatar
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    You remember seeing this, well I had some fabric strips and extra fabric left and got the bright idea on the second pic. Now I don't know what to do to finish the top to be queen-king size. The bed in the pic is King. I know you ladies and gents will give me good advice. .. What kind of blocks or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    I am stumped for ideas at this time, but it's enormously beautiful.

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    I'd put a large border row of large blocks around each side, then another plain border, then binding.

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    how about a pieced border like this? ////////////////

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    Large outer border of log cabin blocks, star blocks, applique border......

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    I was thinking along the same line as Cherylsea. It would be a little bit of work but a a border of small star blocks all the way around in coordinating fabric and color would be beautifu.

    sassy granny

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    Do you have more of the same fabrics? or can get them?

    I'd be likely to keep the extended borders quite simple ... and not steal the show from the Staburst centre.

    Otherwise, I'd work with it at the size it is at now, and use it elsewhere than on your king bed.

    It really is lovely!!

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    if you need the log cabin one larger, you can add borders on three sides only if necessary.
    the lovely star one could use blocks around and then another border. a variety of blocks if you like.

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    I've already finished the log cabin heart quilt, I just needed some suggestions on the starburst top. Going to put some blocks around it, I guess. and then some more borders.

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    I would do a row of star blocks all the way around.

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    I like the idea of the star blocks all around.

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    Yes I remember that first gorgeous quilt. The next is just too fun. I have no ideas. I just wanted to tell you how much I like them both

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Yes I remember that first gorgeous quilt. The next is just too fun. I have no ideas. I just wanted to tell you how much I like them both
    Thank you... Will post it when I'm thru with it.

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    Hey girlfriend, I was thinking a little wider strip of the pretty cream then another one of the darker brown. But I am sure that it will be beautiful what ever you decide to do with it. Love ya

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    I would do a triangular border keeping the points in the same direction as the apex of each of the star tips. Then perhaps a striped border to frame it, then a larger border of beautiful quilting with stone plates at each of the corners. Finally I would do a smaller star border and finish with the binding depending on how large you want it to be. Just some thoughts...., Therese

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    Very pretty. I made a lone star that had an outer border of sawtooth star blocks alternated with a plain block. The sawtooths were made of each of the colors used in the lonestar. It worked well and does not take the focus from the center star at all. Here is a picture to give you an idea.

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    It looks so nice laying on top of bed as you have it. Why not let it say there? Maybe something different will come to you or you can decide to leave it as it is. Nice work.

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    I love your lone star quilt, the colors are really pretty and you did a wonderful job on it.

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    I would keep it very simple and cut strips of all the fabrics and make a piano keys border big enough to finish it out. It would keep with the colors of your quilt and not take anything from the central design. Piano keys are a wonderful finish to most designs. There.. but not drawing focus..

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    Do you have enough of the print fabric from the first quilt to make a wide border on the second. It would look less obvious that you were just trying to make it bigger and be a lot easier than piecing more borders. Both are spectacular.

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