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    I would NOT use the second one for backing but I like it anyway. The trip to wherever is lovely

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    Beautiful, but not good colors for each other.

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    I agree - both pretty, but not together. LOVE the TATW top!
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    Your scrappy trip has lots of interest and so beautifully done! I agree, the best one I have seen so far!
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    I think your quilt turned out wonderfully! I really like all the fabrics and color scheme. I agree with everyone else; I'm not crazy about the second one for the backing, though. I think it would make a wonderful second quilt top.
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    I agree with some others comments I read: the backer does not fit the front.
    Both deserve individual attention!

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    Lovely work Deb - isn't it great when you turn an 'problem' into a 'design opportunity'

    I would (and have) backed quilts with pieced backs just like you've laid out. As one of the other posters said, you only see one side at a time! And there are some pretty nice books out there with 'reversible' quilts.

    It's your quilt, you get to decide!

    One of the things you'll need to be careful of if you do use this - and if you do stitch in the ditch (or other designs that follow the lines), you'll want to ensure the backing is lined up well with the front so the stitching looks like it belongs with both.

    Be sure you let us know how you finish it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce j View Post
    You have 2 beautiful quilts .Please get each one a back . joyce j
    That's my thought, too. Both of these are super quilts (that "TATW" is too yummy!) & just think... you'll have a 2-fer! Please post again when you decide what to do with these fabulous tops!
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    I guess this is where my weirdness shows through, but I love the idea of using these two beautiful pieces together.

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    I agree with most of the others you have two beautiful quilt tops and they both deserve a backing.
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    That is nice, put some features in it and make it a reversible quilt.

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    I would make another quilt from the backing & I love your trip around the world

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    Love the trip around town, don'qt think the second one would make a good back for it but would make another beautiful quilt
    Doreen

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    If you use the backing it would make the quilt reversible. You may however have trouble deciding on a binding that would work for both the front and back. I would quilt it with an all over pattern.

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    I think I would agree with it being two different quilts. Both are good scrape eaters but they are really, really different form one another.

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    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing, I would put a different back and make 2 quilts
    Have a Blessed day
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    oh yes, do 2 different tops, love them both, especially your "trip around town" LOL.

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    Lovely quilt but I would not use the other quilt for backing. The quilt is to beautiful to use your other quilt.

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    Ditto, make them into two seperate quilts.
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    With modern transportation, the world is getting smaller. LOL Very nice quilt.

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    You have two beautiful quilt "tops" . Just my opinion each should have a backing that is more reflective of the style/colors used. It is your quilt so if you like it thats all that matters.

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    I generally find trip around the world kind of boring, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE yours. Maybe I need to rethink my need to do one. Yours is so "out of the box" with all the different colors you used. The way you oulined it is very striking. I like the back too, but like most on this post would not use it for the back on this quilt. Maybe just a solid fabric for the back in a complementary green.

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    We should all think out of the box sometimes. Great job.

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    Your Trip Around the World quilt is gorgeous! You would never know it was all from scraps. Nice colors together. I would use the "back" as another top or the back for a different quilt. It is very pretty, but I don't think it goes with your Trip Around the World top.
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    Love your quilt! Are those prairie points on the border? I agree with some others that the backing you're putting together is pretty on it's own as a quilt top, but not for backing this quilt.
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