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Thread: My experiment

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    Just a little something I've been doodling with. I just work on it a little here and there. I have all the rows sewn, now have to join them all. It'll be 16 rows when done.

    Right now it's about 30 1/2" W x 25 1/2" L.

    Need some ideas too. What I first planned out isn't gonna work so I'm a little stuck. I decided to put a white tone on tone 2 or 3 inch (finished) border then another, followed by a 4 inch (finished) navy with white pin dots. I already picked out the those two. It's the middle that I'm not sure what I want to go with. I was thinking maybe a scrappy pieced, varied lengths, in colors that read more solid (?), maybe 2 inches wide finished?

    Believe me, I messed this up so bad and so much but I'm keeping every imperfection this time, as a learning guide. Sure has taught me a lot. Reading how and doing it are two different things to me, but I'm really glad I tried this. There was no pattern, just me and some paper doing some math.

    Oh, the back, I decided to piece also with three fabrics (whatever I pick from what I have here at home.) Looking at my figures and sketches, may have to alter it here or there.

    It'll be in the neighborhood of 46" W X 57" L, when completed, if I'm looking at the right measurement.

    Thanks for looking. (Attempting to post my first picture too.)
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    I think it's lovely - there is a block fairly central, in a medium blue with yellow. What about using that shade of blue between your white and navy?

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    oohhhh! I love scrappy quilts! :thumbup:

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    I love it.

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    Your quilt looks so cozy and inviting. It gives me a great idea for my grandson (wiith a mascusline touch of fabric choices).

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    Thsat's how I do mine, just figuring out the size etc. I'm too cheap to buy the patterns!!LOL

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    It is beautiful. If it was me I would just leave the border off and just bind it. I was looking for a color that needed help being noticed that a border would help come out but I didn't see any. All the colors seem to work very well together. Great job.

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    I love it!!! Also your idea for the center border :D:D:D

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    Aaaawwww, thanks everyone. It's nerve wrecking for me to put this up seeing all the fabulous work you ladies and gentlemen can create.

    I wanted (need) it to be bigger, that's why I'm adding all the borders. Yes, I "could" add more HST, but after all these, I'm ready to be done with those.

    As for colors, the blue you suggested, is really a cornflower blue. I have something similar in my stash, but it just didn't look right next to the navy. I pulled out a bunch to audition and in the end only felt comfortable with a burgundy color, but still not sure if I'm sold or if I want to go with one color compared to a more 'scappier' vibe. Don't know either if I have enough.

    The thought of having to buy MORE fabric just pains me in every way-----NOT!!!!! :lol: (But I really would like to use something I have if at all possible.)

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    What about a border of one of your white or really light ones (if you have enough left)and then do 3" piano key border with a mix of most of your block colors?

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    The 1st border (white or tone on tone) will frame this nicely and blend with the Navy with white pin dots.
    Why not make them each a little wider and just go with the two borders?
    Another thought....4 smaller borders; a light then a scrappy border made of the left over fabrics from the HSTs then your orginal light, then the navy?
    Good luck and please show us what you decide.

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    I love your quilt. Too bad you aren't ready to make it larger. It will be lovely no matter the size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr
    What about a border of one of your white or really light ones (if you have enough left)and then do 3" piano key border with a mix of most of your block colors?
    That's actually what I first wanted to do, is put the piano key between the white and navy, but when I laid it out, it clashed. The HST's are all from scrap 4" squares so there's no yardage to utilize any of those fabrics.

    I also thought too of doing the two borders only wider, but something in me wants to try adding a little something to it, just haven't come across the solution yet.

    Thank you all immensely for all the encouragement and suggestions. I'm grateful for the help!

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    That is beautiful!! :thumbup:

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    Very nice quilt, I love all the wonderful fabrics you have used!

    Gal

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    What a beautiful scrappy quilt. I think it's wonderful. Great job.

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    I LOVE it!! :thumbup: All of the colors you have put together, look so great!! :D Keep with it, as you are doing a marvelous job, making your experiment quilt!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    I'm blushing!!! Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. You all made my day!

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    Have you thought of putting a small border first say an inch and a half then your light and navy. I find that sometimes a small border first sets the eye for larger borders. I love the idea of using your scraps in the border too. What a dilema eh? It sure is a beautiful quilt anyway. I just love it. Thanks for sharing and may I say inspiring me.

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    cute

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    Thanks Oklahoma Suzie!

    Miss Purple Shoes, no, I hadn't thought enough yet about what to do. I really like that suggestion. Have you made a scrappy yet?

    I haven't had time to work anymore on it for the moment. This was my week to work my part time/part time job and we've been packing to move at the end of next month when our lease expires. But I'll post some pics of different options as soon as I can.

    Thanks for all the interest-----THAT'S inspiring! :mrgreen:

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    I love your scrappy!! It's fantastic. Those large scale prints look great in it! I would probably make a scrappy border for it and use what you have; some long vertical pieces would look great pieced together. It will look great whatever you choose. :D :D

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