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Thread: My Illusion - finally!

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    Senior Member Gilla's Avatar
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    I finally got the top done. It was a pain to assemble. I won't need any light in the bedroom, it'll brighten it up.
    How should I bind it and what to use for backing? This is a Karen combs pattern, 80 x 80. I just had to make it, now that I did, I don't know what to do with it. As for backing, I have a lot of fabric left over and would like to make a scrappy back, maybe. How would I do that? I am not in the mood for small pieces right now. Any suggestions?

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    Illusion by Karen Combs
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    Beautiful!!!

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    WOW - you did a wonderful job! Maybe is you used big squares of each color for the back?

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    Nice and bright and colorful. I like it. :thumbup:

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    Gorgeous!!!!

    I'm not an expert, but I have an idea. Why not do a large patchwork for the back. Make the squares the same size as those blocks would be (all of the oranges added together for example) and then do the binding in a color of your choice that comes from the top. What color is the bedroom??? If it's green, use a green, etc.

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    oooo, love that bold quilt!

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    Oooooh, neat looking quilt top. Good job.

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    Gorgeous!!!!!

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    Oh Wow!

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    You said you don't know what to do with the quilt! I have an idea - send it to me! It's beautiful. As for the back, I would do as someone else suggested - take your leftover fabric and cut large squares.

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    Beautiful..I love the colors

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    Pretty

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    Beautiful!!!

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    WOW...Nice!!

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    That is beautifal. I've been eye balling some of Karens Illusion
    patterns. Yours turned out really nice. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    WOW - you did a wonderful job! Maybe is you used big squares of each color for the back?
    I like this idea. And do you have enough of one of the darker fabrics for the binding? Love the bright colors!

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    Gorgeous and you have done a really good job on it.

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    My friend had this idea for a backing: a big square bordered by a second fabric. You could use two or three borders...

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    I got a message from her saying that Blank Quilting no longwr make her fabrics. However, many are still available on her website. I only use the green from her selection, I ran all over town trying to match some of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maureenann
    My friend had this idea for a backing: a big square bordered by a second fabric. You could use two or three borders...
    I have leftovers, but not huge very large pieces to make big squares from. I may use some pieces in 5 x 10, or similar. I have four more finished squares of a difference color that Y may use. Anyway, I am dreaming......

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    WOW!!! Don't show that to my DD, she'd want me to make her one! You'll definitely wake up every morning with a smile on your face, how could you be sad with such a happy quilt?

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    That looks incredible. any of the colors on the front would look nice on the back.

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    I will just add my "WOW" to all the others

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    How pretty! Bright and bold, my favorite kind. Are for the backing, I found an idea I liked once and saved the pictures. A woman said when she made pillows and things, she'd use the scraps to make the backing. Just an idea.
    Here's a picture.

    A Pillow Front she had Made
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    The Scrappy Back she Made
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    That is so pretty. Love it.

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