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    Here is the quilt top I have finished for my niece.

    It is called Bric - a - Brac and is from the House of White Birches book called

    Jelly Roll Quilts, designs by Kathy Brown.

    It was made from all 2 and 1 half inch strips. I chose the pieces randomly.

    My niece wanted greens, blues, and purples, medium to dark.

    Now I have to decide what to put on the back and how to quilt it.

    I am thinking machine quilted in a stipple or hand tie.

    What ideas do you have?
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    Very bright and pretty :D :D :D

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    Very nice!!!

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    Love the colors :)

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    Your niece will love it!

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    Very pretty.

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    Good job! Either method will get the job done. Do whatever fits your time frame.

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    Very pretty quilt. I would stipple it.

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    Love the colors ! Your niece will love it :lol: and if not pm me I can send you my address :wink:

    I bet this would work well in using up scraps also

    Sharon

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    Very pretty, and your border ties it all together perfectly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Love the colors ! Your niece will love it :lol: and if not pm me I can send you my address :wink:

    I bet this would work well in using up scraps also

    Sharon
    Sorry, my daughter has dibs on it. I do have some strips left over, so will make her one next. She doesn't want as much green in hers. I will add some lighter blue and maybe aquas to hers.

    If I have anything left over after that ,,,h-m--m-m....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sapdoggie
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Love the colors ! Your niece will love it :lol: and if not pm me I can send you my address :wink:

    I bet this would work well in using up scraps also

    Sharon
    Sorry, my daughter has dibs on it. I do have some strips left over, so will make her one next. She doesn't want as much green in hers. I will add some lighter blue and maybe aquas to hers.

    If I have anything left over after that ,,,h-m--m-m....

    LOL :lol:

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    What a cheerful quilt. I can see why everyone wants one :)

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    Love it - go for the all over stipple...

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    Very pretty!

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    I absolutely love the way you tied the yellow print with the black border with all the colors in with the strip colors. I would have never thought about using black like that. The borders really bring out the center! I have a hand quilting book that said if your quilt pieces are squares or straight rectangles, then any quilting in swirls (like stipples) will bring out the colors, and if your quilt is rounded, like applique, then cross hatching will bring out the applique work. I think stipple would be beautiful with maybe cable quilting on the borders. And, I love the yellow of the inner border. I would use that color for the backing and a very slim binding, too. I would even get wild, and use bright yellow quilting thread on the black border! It would really pop out at everyone, especially if it is for a child. Well, I hope I helped, I have gotten into using more than one or two colors with my quilting, lately. :lol:

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    Love the bright colours....whatever you decide I'm sure you will be pleased with the result. Great job.

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    I love it. GREAT JOB!

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    Love the colors!

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    Love the bright colors!!
    I would stipple it.
    She's going to love it!!

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    The bright colors are wonderful. Love it!

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    Gorgeous bright colours...she will love it...

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    I like it -- very bright and cheerful!

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    Pretty colors!! So cheerful and fun. No wonder your daughter wants it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Heeler Gal
    I absolutely love the way you tied the yellow print with the black border with all the colors in with the strip colors. I would have never thought about using black like that. The borders really bring out the center! I have a hand quilting book that said if your quilt pieces are squares or straight rectangles, then any quilting in swirls (like stipples) will bring out the colors, and if your quilt is rounded, like applique, then cross hatching will bring out the applique work. I think stipple would be beautiful with maybe cable quilting on the borders. And, I love the yellow of the inner border. I would use that color for the backing and a very slim binding, too. I would even get wild, and use bright yellow quilting thread on the black border! It would really pop out at everyone, especially if it is for a child. Well, I hope I helped, I have gotten into using more than one or two colors with my quilting, lately. :lol:
    What great suggestions. I am new at the quilting process and appreciate the ideas.

    I am thinking for time sake, I may just pillowcase this one and turn it inside out, then tie it.

    When I make another, and have the funds, I would like to have it done using your ideas.

    Do you quilt for others?

    Thanks again for your ideas :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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