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    Here's the 50th birthday quilt for dil's mom. Seems like I've been working on it forever. It has over 1000 pieces in it. Thank goodness for strip piecing! I was wondering...before I send it to her, should I have quilted in the blue border?

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    Can't wait to see it!! Tappping toe in anticipation.... :D

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    Got the pic on and edited my first post.

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    WOW!! That is a beauty. Looks hard. Love the colors. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Love the colors and the way it moves. What is the name of the pattern?

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    Beautiful!
    Over 1000 pieces! Wow! Now, be sure to not mention the strip piecing bit. Let them think you cut out each individual piece of fabric. :lol:
    I'm sure that quilts going to be much loved!

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    Beautiful,,,,,My favorite colors. Lucky reciever.

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    It's one I saw on Fons and Porter. The block didn't have a specific name, but the show was coordinating light, medium, and dark fabrics. I liked it because it looked like a lattice and my two main fabrics were florals. There are ten different strip pieces for the ten different rows in the block. Each piece is 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches, except 5 of the rows begin and end with a half-piece to get the diagonals going.

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    Gorgeous! What a beauty! I love it!

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    WOW!!! What is that pattern called?? That is gorgeous. Congrats on an awesome job. :D Ooopss--never mind--I see that's answered above. :lol:

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    That really is beautiful. I'm sure DIL's mother will cry when she gets it for her birthday!

    She is going to be very fond of you and in your debt too!

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    Thanks for the kind comments. I really did enjoy making it. She is such a nice person...and she seems to love my son! Although she lives in Europe (the Ukraine for now) I always try to go down when she comes in to visit the kids. We stay at the same hotel and hang out in the mornings until they're all up and around.

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    I reposted this because I got to wondering if I should put some kind of quilting in the blue border. I mostly know how to straight stitch, so I didn't put any, but now I think maybe I should have.

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    bj,
    I would quilt the border, since you asked. My latest border technique is to just stitch two or three straight lines in the border, around and around. It's simple and quick and it looks nice when your done. My other border quilting is to stitch heart shaped leaves on a vine all the way around. Do something simple. It's such a lovely quilt it doesn't need much.

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    as yvonne suggested, or diagonal lines, or diamonds, or a very simple cable

    vewy, vewy pwiddy :P

    i'm particularly fond of quilts that play with light and shadow.

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    Yeah. That's what drew me to this one. I saw one on Simply Quilts called Sunshine and Shadow. I liked it too. Kind of looked like a trip around the world, but only using 6 fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    When you download this quilt and really look at it, it is amazing. You did a really beautiful job on such a difficult pattern. What is it called?
    Your right.. It is a beautiful quilt but when I downloaded it was even more vibriant...

    Excellent quilt...

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    bj, that's beautiful! i love the 'woven' look and your choice of colors. i can see a little pucker in the border, so i think if it were me i'd probably quilt in there.

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    Oh, bj, thats absolutely gorgeous and you did a wonderful job on it. As
    for the border, just the stitching as suggested, to hold it down. :lol: :-o

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    BJ: Do what you want, it's your quilt. But I think it's quiet beautiful as is. I downloaded it, and really looked at it, It's very pretty, color combos are great. Work is great, pattern is great, It's a real prize. Pat yourself on the back............

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Boy thats beautiful, someone is going to be very happy :lol: :lol:

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    Just beautiful!!!

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    I agree with Yvonne..keep it simple, add something but very light....Its a gorgeous quilt....

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    very nice quilt......

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    Wow! It looks stunning.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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