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    This is just an idea for using the circles in the border. Name:  2009_0914Fuji0054.jpg
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    Arleners is right -- that little border of the darker fabric will make all the difference. That, and quilting with a variegated thread using some of the colors in the quilt. Please post when you're done - can't wait to see it finished! Beautiful blocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners View Post
    That does make sense! You are correct that there is too much white. I would make the border smaller. Then I would add 2 other borders. Here is a picture from my Quilt Pro program.

    Also I agree that you should use colored thread when quilting the white blocks
    That's exactly what I was thinking. I love what you've already got going & think a narrow inner border would really make those blocks shine. I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty all done!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
    This is just an idea for using the circles in the border. Name:  2009_0914Fuji0054.jpg
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    That is one spectacular quilt! I love it!
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    what is the white fabric you are using???? would you mind telling me where you found it? I think its lovely and I love quilts with lots of white

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    I think you need some darker border and lose the dots.

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    I think I would add another color border, and then quilt with colored thread as someone else mentioned. Very pretty though!
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    Without circles....and add a border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners View Post
    That does make sense! You are correct that there is too much white. I would make the border smaller. Then I would add 2 other borders. Here is a picture from my Quilt Pro program.

    Also I agree that you should use colored thread when quilting the white blocks
    What she said.

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    I like the border idea of Arlene's...

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    What about a vine with flowers around the edge?You could use the colors in the log cabin and machine applique them. The circles just do not improve the design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
    sawsan, another idea? Use that white border by stitching on a waving stem border or waving ric-rac. Cut the circles smaller and use some of them as flowers, add a few leaves. The circles could also be cut into wedges to make cockscomb-like flowers.
    I like this idea, or the smaller border design sent in. Are they yoyos? They just don't balance well in your pic of them around the blocks. IMHO. Lynn
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    Better without, I agree. Nice clean colorful lines without, I think.

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    As a rule I love white and can't get enough. However, I would make the white border smaller and put another border to frame it. I would not do the yoyo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners View Post
    That does make sense! You are correct that there is too much white. I would make the border smaller. Then I would add 2 other borders. Here is a picture from my Quilt Pro program.

    Also I agree that you should use colored thread when quilting the white blocks

    I agree with Arleners. Her prototype is much more pleasing to the eye. IMHO.
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    I like the idea of appliqué in the white blocks. Lose the circles -they would be best for another project. The colors you chose for the log cabin blocks is fabulous, though!

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    I like Arlene's suggestion along with using verigated thread for quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jansquiltn View Post
    Maybe you would like it better if you couched some yarn on top or used colored thread when quilted. I personally like it without the circles.
    I agree. Very pretty though.
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    I would add colored strips in the borders. Maybe red/orange and purple.

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    I think a narrow white with a color border would be better, it would not take away from the log cabins!

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    Very pretty, just try to make it to your liking and you will be much happier with it.
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    If you really like the circles, place them unevenly in 2's or 3's in the white blocks, then make the white border smaller and add a border in a color you like.

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    I think the white squares are to much so would add some color there. Maybe using Mrs. Fitz's idea of using the circles in the white squares. I to would add a colored border and make the white inner border smaller. Would like to see the quilt when you are decide what to do and finish it.

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    I don't care for the circles either but the colored border looks really nice with it. Pretty quilt.

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    Great colour work
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