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Thread: magic of a 2 1/2" square

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    magic of a 2 1/2" square

    I'm making a full-bed quilt for a grandson. The quilt is a hodge podge of things he likes. I was so unhappy with it when I was laying it out with sashing - trying to decide what color would pull this poor thing together better. When I added the cornerstones to the sashing it totally changed the quilt - to my eye anyway. I have rarely used cornerstones before - I'm a "pedal to the medal" "how fast can I do this?" kind of girl. But ... these took this project from "don't like it" to "I think he'll love it" in the flash of a 2 1/2" square.
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    The cornerstones seem to pull the entire quilt together. He will love it!
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    what a difference the cornerstones have made - looks brilliant

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    Looks great

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    Lovely quilt - like how you have alternated with tone on tone and patterned fabrics.

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    Wonderful quilt for a boy! The sashing and cornerstones really bring it all together and give a bit of order. I love to use cornerstones with sashing because they keep the horizontal rows of blocks lined up evenly and also help to keep everything true and squared.
    Great job Grandma. The fabrics and colors look terrific together. He will adore it!!

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    You are right! It's brilliant!
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    Excellent idea! it looks fabulous!

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    you are so right about the cornerstones. great job!
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    I, too, have discovered that some quilts really need sashing with cornerstones to make them work out well. You did a great job of bringing this together. I'm sure he will love it. Great going, Grandma.

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    It turned out really nice. Sometimes the littlest things make a big difference.
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    Cute to fabulous!

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    Great quilt. The corner stones with the sashing made quite a difference. he will love it. Great job. I will have to remember that for future quilts.

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    He will love the quilt. Like you, I discovered the power of cornerstones. Years ago, I remember taking a simple log cambin baby quilt to a nth level, just by adding little stars in the cornerstones. Amazing.

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    you are so right! and i am like you..."pedal to the metal all the way baby!". but thank you for reminding me of this....btw, the quilt looks great!

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    It's way cool! He'll love it....
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    What a difference they made, great job.

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    Very nice job.
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    The cornerstones worked. Great job.

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    looks fantastic.he will love it
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    Those cornerstones make the rest of the quilt pop. Good work!
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    Cornerstones are great! What a neat quilt for him!
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    I agree. I love cornerstones and think they really make a difference. Great job!
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    Made a lot of difference..

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    The cornerstones did make a nice difference. Good idea! He will love it!
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