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Thread: My new project - suggestions please

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    Ok doing this for my youngest daugher (yes I have 5 kids - there are plenty of girls in this house to make quilts for).

    it is not as long as I want - so I am thinking either **these blocks are just laid out and I haven't trimmed them yet**:

    1. Make 2 or 3 more rows of the exact same block; or

    2. Make 4 more rows of 4 but invert the pattern so the brown is on the outside and the turquoise and pink are the 'stars'....

    thoughts? I want this big enough to fit on her twin bed....

    **I saw these blocks in one of the quilt magazines and thought it would be so hard...and the instructions really made it hard but I used the missouri star quilt co method for making the split colored squares and it was super super easy. **
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    love your design

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    I really love the colors in this quilt. It is very pretty. I don't know but those colors on that block inverted would be awesome. Marilyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeepot
    I really love the colors in this quilt. It is very pretty. I don't know but those colors on that block inverted would be awesome. Marilyn
    That is what I was thinking - I really do love the colors in this one - but if I invert just not sure how I would lay it all out...so I guess if I've decided to make more and invert then I'llneed suggestions on how to lay them all out!

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    Sorry I not much help about layouts, but those colors are delicious. It's going to be beautiful. Marilyn

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    I think inverting the stars would be fine, but why don't you ask your daughter also!

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    Love it!! I think inverting the colors for 4 rows and putting them at the top and bottom would look great! It would add a lot of interest to the design.

    Rachel

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    could be way late.... but, invert them and do enough blocks to go all the way around!

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    Invert them, I agree. Missouri Star
    has a lot of good instructional videos for short cuts or simplification. They are free on you tube, very helpful.

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    Great job!

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    I like it just as you have it now. Add borders. If it really needs lots of extra, possibly use sashing.

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    Invert them all the way around would look great, like a finishing border.

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    You answered the question I was wondering (how many kids you have lol)
    Beautiful quilt!!! :D:D

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    I love the idea of inverting the fabrics! Could look very cool.

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    add sashing and 4" border on sides ans 6-8" border top and bottom for a twin. Looks good as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    I think inverting the stars would be fine, but why don't you ask your daughter also!
    It is a surprise - she doesn't know I am making it...she has been "complaining" that everyone has a new quilt except her....

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmatthewsvhs
    could be way late.... but, invert them and do enough blocks to go all the way around!
    When I was up at 3 a.m. reading because I couldn't sleep - this is what I was thinking....

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    Invert them and using them for a border all the way around is perfect!! I can't wait to see how you finish it!

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