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Thread: Need Help With A Quandry

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    As I stated before, I am trying to use up fabric before I buy anymore so am arriving at some pretty unusual combinations. I had this lavender floral and thought it would make a pretty kaleidoscope (left the center block in original print so you could see the fabric). It will be 76 by 76 inches which is an odd size. Should I Add some of the dark green leafy fabric and add more to the length? The borders are going to be the lavender that is in the tiny squares. The sashing looks blue in the picture but it is actually purple.

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    Wow, very nice. You'd never know you were trying to use up fabric, purple and green... one of my favorite combos.

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    OMG! You don't really think I'd get in the way of your creative process...this is looking just toooooo gooooood to slow you down! Very impressive! I'd love to see it again when you're done! Thumb's Up!

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    I love this! If you want to add more length, could you put another row of the squares with the flowers. I think if you just use the green fabric it will look like you're just adding more length. It's way too pretty to just settle for that. Beautiful color combo...beautiful job!!

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    looking terrific so far..cant help with the other as am color challenged myself! :lol:

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    I think you have it figured out nicely .. lots of green already so go for the splash if you have enough of the purples.. a beautiful quilt.

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    You could add more of the leaf fabric but it looks good just the way it is. The combination is great.

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    Gorgeous quilt!

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    I think it looks beautiful the way it is. A 72" sq sounds great. Colors are fantastic

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    I think it is lovely.
    I would do just as you said to make it longer but a square is ok as well.
    Kirsten

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    I just have to say that this is beautiful!

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    Love the way those kaleidoscopes turned out. The whole thing looks so good to me, I wouldn't even begin to give advise.

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    Gorgeous fabrics & together they blend so well. You have a winner there. You could go bigger if you think you'll need it, but otherwise it's fine. Is it for a tall person?

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    Wow -- I like it!!!! :D

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    I love it!

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    This is just beautiful...love the way you have put it together.

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    This is just gorgeous. I love your colors and fabric choices. And the size would not bother me at all. It is your choice. Thank You for sharing.

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    I love your use of the kaleidoscopes! Very interesting placement! And I love the way you incorporated the original fabric. Your construction ideas are really good.

    If you are going to add length I would add the same amt at top and bottom. That way your center block will still be in the center and it won't look so much like you added on to get more length. It will be more balanced looking. So if you are going to add 6" more then add a 3" strip at the top and a 3" at the bottom. I would add the same fabric you are going to use for the border. It will blend and not be as noticable that you added more to make it longer.

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    I don't think size really matters unless you're putting it on a bed. (That really doesn't sound right! :shock: ) If it's going to be a wall hanging or lap quilt I think 76" square is great.

    What you have so far there is gorgeous! Please post pictures when you get done with it!

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    I like the idea of more purple arounwd the outside. However, don't you know the quilters rule? "Whoever dies with the most fabric wins?"

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    Wow, that is so nice!!!

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    I think it's beautiful just the way it is, unless it NEEDS to be bigger! I love the way you made the kaleidoscopes round too! :-D

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    Just wanted to say that your quilt is lovely. Great colors.

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    I have never felt the need to make a rectangle on purpose. I have several quilts that are square, and gave away a few. No one has ever complained. I would leave it the way it is. It looks great. Love the green leafy fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    Wow, very nice. You'd never know you were trying to use up fabric, purple and green... one of my favorite combos.
    my favorite color combo too. It's breathtaking.

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