Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: need help with first quilt

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    14
    Blog Entries
    1

    need help with first quilt

    hi everyone first time posting a pic ...started a michael miller panel and want to make it into a bigger quilt but done with panel and no clues on how to proceed. any help or ideas is greatly appreciated
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,508
    Blog Entries
    43
    how big is it now and how big do you need it to be? love the colors
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  3. #3
    Senior Member MawMaw B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Smithville, Texas
    Posts
    691
    I would add a border of the stone fabric if you have more and depending on what size it is, a couple of other borders with the lavender and light teal fabric. Maybe bind it in the pink if I'm seeing correctly. I'm no pro at this, but those would look nice.

  4. #4
    Power Poster Diane007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    12,396
    Blog Entries
    1
    Add a border then add more blocks pin wheels/ stars etc.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    557
    You don't need any help. Than is beautiful
    !

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    14
    Blog Entries
    1
    it's 48x48 I want it to be queen size.....thanks

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    14
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks It's one of michael miller's panels he has wonderful items to choose from

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    14
    Blog Entries
    1
    i'ts 48 x 48 want it to be close to a queen

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    14
    Blog Entries
    1
    thanks those are good ideals ... I just went blank

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    14
    Blog Entries
    1
    i've got to learn how to get the replies together with the right questions,,,bear with me and have a wonderful day

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,716
    Since a queen is approximately 90x96" you will need about 24 inch of borders all the way around.
    What fabric do you have to use?
    You could do a 6" border, then a 12" block and another 6" border or any combination to make it 24".
    Could you continue the blocks you have with that same fabric? That would look nice for another 18" then a 6" border.
    So many possibilities.
    You might want to consider getting another of the same panel and use some of that.
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
    Susan

  12. #12
    Power Poster Tweety2911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    17,059
    Blog Entries
    3
    Beautiful top! You can continue with the border idea using fabrics from the collection or fabrics that match.
    Here is a picture of one that was in progress using different border ideas. I hope this helps you in making some decisions in enlarging your quilt.
    Name:  IMG_0664.jpg
Views: 121
Size:  401.2 KB
    Helen T.

  13. #13
    Senior Member paulettepoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Cedar City Utah
    Posts
    815
    FYI....Michael Miller is a combination of a man and woman who came together to collaborate on fabric designs. I always giggle when someone..refers to Michael Miller is "he". This top is beautiful, would like to see it when its done.
    Some people visit paradise, I live there.

  14. #14
    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    6,078
    I saw this posting & wondered if you could add borders similar to the 1st quilt, not the one that is the Snow Chateau panel like yours. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t172310.html

  15. #15
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,502
    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I saw this posting & wondered if you could add borders similar to the 1st quilt, not the one that is the Snow Chateau panel like yours. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t172310.html
    Wow. I missed that one last year--that time of year I'm busy and there is so much activity on this board... That one was beautiful (the winter one)...

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    DuBois
    Posts
    757
    Yes, I agree. I would add another stone border and then borders with the lavender and teal. Good luck!
    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B View Post
    I would add a border of the stone fabric if you have more and depending on what size it is, a couple of other borders with the lavender and light teal fabric. Maybe bind it in the pink if I'm seeing correctly. I'm no pro at this, but those would look nice.

  17. #17
    Super Member Blinkokr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Deltona, Florida
    Posts
    7,091
    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing and I agree with MawMawB
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    14
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    Since a queen is approximately 90x96" you will need about 24 inch of borders all the way around.
    What fabric do you have to use?
    You could do a 6" border, then a 12" block and another 6" border or any combination to make it 24".
    Could you continue the blocks you have with that same fabric? That would look nice for another 18" then a 6" border.
    So many possibilities.
    You might want to consider getting another of the same panel and use some of that.
    thanks for all the ideals I do have 4 more of the center block will have to order the stone again and the pics you posted were beautiful....thanks again and have a wonderful day everyone

  19. #19
    Super Member Delta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Waco Texas
    Posts
    1,177
    Blog Entries
    1
    I agree with the others. just keep building out with the wonderful colors you have not. nice job.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

  20. #20
    Super Member hperttula123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern Wisconsin
    Posts
    8,439
    I agree, you can add another boarder of the stones and do pinwheels, piano keys, or anything else to fill it in. Lovely fabric!!!
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
    Heather

  21. #21
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    13,135
    It looks wonderful! I really like it!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.