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Thread: My Batik Quilt

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    Cool My Batik Quilt

    It's not finished but I wanted to share. Maybe get an opinion or two.

    I cut out the quilt - thinking if I liked it I would add to it and make it bigger. Well, I cut it out wrong and I'm not sure how hard it will be to follow the pattern now and make it bigger.

    I have plenty of fabric and I am seriously considering completely starting over and just using this as a lap size quilt - probably as a gift.

    Would you start over or try to enlarge this one?
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    Really pretty! How much bigger do you need it? I think it would look cool to add the brick shapes, kind of like a large piano key border all around the perimeter. I would use the same size black in between the body of the quilt and the piano keys.

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    I think it is beautiful and whatever you do, it is going to be wonderful. I don't see what you did wrong. Can't you just add more rows to it? What do I know?? Show us what you come up with because the fabric is just outstanding, and I love the stained-glass look.

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    We have a king size bed. :-( So it would have to be a LOT bigger. LOL.

    I like your idea of the piano keys border. I think I'll do that. Thanks a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertaMarie View Post
    I think it is beautiful and whatever you do, it is going to be wonderful. I don't see what you did wrong. Can't you just add more rows to it? What do I know?? Show us what you come up with because the fabric is just outstanding, and I love the stained-glass look.
    Maybe I phrased it wrong. I guess I didn't cut wrong - I didn't follow directions well. There was supposed to be 12 different batiks used and I only had about 5 I think. Just totally read that and then ignored it. I'll post another picture when I get it done. Glad you like it.

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    I would add more to this one, it is beautiful. I really like the gold color, makes everything pop
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    I would add on to that one. It is easy to see where the block is, so try to figure if it will work by adding a row of blocks, one way or both directions? if not maybe you can make it bigger by adding the black all the way around and a border of one of those gorgeous batiks

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    It is really beautiful! Maybe you did not follow directions but it worked!!!!!!

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    It's really pretty..

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    Beautiful fabric choices. Adding borders as suggested is a good option to make it bigger. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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    Looks great! You can certainly enlarge this one or start over. You clearly do quality work, so either way you will have a lovely finished product.

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    Love it !!!

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    it looks great. it depends whether you want another quilt with the same pattern as this one... for me, i only like one of any particular pattern.
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    I like it,beautiful colors. I agree with adding a row and then the piano border.
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    Lovely quilt. Really like the stained glass effect.

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    Wow....love your batiks!!!

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    Beautiful quilt ... fabulous color combinations! IMHO adding a row or two using same fabrics will keep the same theme, then add the piano key border.
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    Beautiful job, thank you for sharing, I would continue adding to it
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    I love your quilt, the 5 colors are gorgeous. I like the idea of a piano keys border. Please post a picture when it is finished.

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    Love it!
    If it were mine, I'd add a wide strip, maybe 10-12". Then create the blocks again adding enough to make it the size you want. Don't stop, it's beautiful!!

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    This is really pretty!! I'd suggest that you add on to this.
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    This is beautiful! Like tartan's idea to enlarge
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    Add 2 more of the middle strip. Put one on each side of the current top. If you need to add more then work with borders.
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    Absolutely love your color choices...beautiful quilt

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