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Thread: My Cactus Wreath quilt ... Did I screw up?

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    Perfect. You did an awesome job.

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    That is really pretty and looks so Christmasey.

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    nothing wrong in my estimation! great job!
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    Thanks everyone. I am not sure that I like the light green center and the medium green wreath. I also wonder if I should add another border to the outside to balance out the red/green in the quilt with the borders.

    What do you all think? Another medium green border would make it come out to 85"x85". That isn't a problem, but I would have to check the width of my batting to make sure it is large enough.

    Sheesh... I hate it when I am so undecided.
    RedGarnet222

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    It is beautiful. It looks Christmasy, but not so much so that you couldn't usse it other times, unless the red poinsettias show up more than in the picture. I love it.

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    Love it!!! It's beautiful!!!
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    You did that very well.

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    Sure looks good to me. BrendaK
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    Well, you have shared the great and very interesting thing, that quilt is looking mind blowing and marvelous. You have chooses the best colors combination.

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    I think it is beautiful. What don't you like about it? I think it is very nice--and doesn't look all wrinkly to me.

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    You did an awsome job, your quilt is gorgeous
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    That is a great pattern and you did a wonderful job of picking fabric and colors.

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    very nice

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    I love it and you did a beautiful job

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    Great quilt!! Love the colors
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    Thank you all so much. You are very sweet, but do you think it is cohesive? I am not so sure I should have used the seperated different greens. What do you think about another border.... anyone??
    RedGarnet222

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    Beautiful Quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    that is a lovely, lovely quilt. Very good work!!!!!
    if you need it larger, you could add the softer green print fabric for another border. But i love it like it is!

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    It turned out wonderfully. That is the fun of using a pattern, tweaking it to please yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    Thank you all so much. You are very sweet, but do you think it is cohesive? I am not so sure I should have used the seperated different greens. What do you think about another border.... anyone??
    Another border or borders is up to you. It looks good as is. You can always "audition" borders if you want to make it larger or pull colors from the blocks.
    Sweet Caroline

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    That is very beautiful, you did a great job.
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    Well done ,lovely Christmas quilt joyce j

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    I think it is wonderful!!! If you need to get rid of it I will take it off your hands!! (HaHa!!!)
    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    I just finished piecing this top but a couple minutes ago. I wish I had a better place to hang it because it looks kinda wrinkly. But it is square and flatly pieced ... honest! LOL.

    The pattern is by cozy quilts, called cactus wreath. I had a hard time making it scrappy like they had it, so this is my take on it.

    I hope you like it. I am not sure if I do or not. I changed the cactus flowers and the long wreath sections to create a white distance between the wreath and the nosegay cactus blocks. Also I would like to say, the dark green isn't as dark as it is showing. Sorry bad pic because of the lighting.
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    Very pretty!

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    I like it as it is .... Maybe do the binding in the dark green to frame it out.

    Really nice holiday quilt!
    Cathy

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