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Thread: Leftover Hearts

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    Leftover Hearts

    Another bunch of leftovers into a top. Not sure if it needs borders or not and what color to use??
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    When I am in this position, I will put this on my design wall and pin a couple different border options on different sides. Then i either take a picture with my camera or just see where my eye goes when i walk in the room. Sounds kinda silly but it works. Sometimes i can decide right away, other times it might be days. Hope this helps.
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    I was thinking a pink since there is pink in the hearts and swirls of it on the purple.

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    Not sure on border, but beautiful job!!

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    Quilt top is beautiful. I think a pink that is inside the heart, or fuscia, perhaps green. I agree with auditioning a few different colors to see which one works best for you.
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    It's beautiful! Wow. Applique, right?

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    Very pretty quilt....I think maybe an inner border of the hot pink but would have to audition the final border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    I was thinking a pink since there is pink in the hearts and swirls of it on the purple.

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    this was my first thought, as well. great quilt!
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    I love heart quilts, and I really love yours. I'm sure you will have just the right finish on it.

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    I also think a border would finish the top off.
    one of the colours in the hearts.

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    I love it, the colors are so pretty. I like the idea of a pink border it was the first thing that popped into my mind when I first saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red-warrior View Post
    Very pretty quilt....I think maybe an inner border of the hot pink but would have to audition the final border.
    Beautiful quilt! I sure do like your "leftovers"... LOL! I agree with the hot pink inner border. For the outer I'd use the main fabric (because it's so stunning).
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    I think a combination of the red, blue and green would make a snazzy border. Maybe small widths of all three colors.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Really pretty quilt. Perhaps bordered with some of the colours in the hearts.

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    You made a really cool top from your left over hearts. sewmom has a very good idea about auditioning different ideas while it is on the wall. Take a few days to play with it and even post some of your choices and get opinions from QB.
    Some one on the QB made a scalloped border from a heart pattern and it was way cool and your hearts would work well with that kind of border in that dark purple. I know there is a pattern for it. If interested I can try to locate it.
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    A pink border would be pretty, or choose another color-or two- from the hearts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-warrior View Post
    Very pretty quilt....I think maybe an inner border of the hot pink but would have to audition the final border.
    Me too. Such a lovely quilt. How do you have so many leftovers?
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    A deep pink that is in the swirled blocks (and also in the heart prints) would be lovely. I'd go for a simple black binding because anything else would take away from your beautiful quilt!

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    THis is in reference to my earlier post about a scalloped heart border. I found the magazine it is in. I think your quilt would be so cool with this border.

    Quiltmaker ; Jan, Feb 2012. Pg 26

    The name is Hearts Afloat by Bev Getschel of Amery, Wisconsin

    http://www.quiltmaker.com/issues/index.html
    Last edited by ube quilting; 06-29-2012 at 02:31 PM.
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    Such a beautiful quilt. I'm afraid I can't help you with the borders as I have the same the problem.
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    I think every quilt should have at least one border. Maybe a dark pink? Peggy
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    It looks great. I especially like the fabric you chose for the hearts.
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    That is pretty. I would go with pink border.

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    How about a key board of all the colors

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