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    Junior Member dallen4350's Avatar
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    Not So Sure

    I've been using material from my stash and made this "Trip Around the World", but as you can see, I ran out of some fabrics and so I'm guessing I should really call it "Trip Around the Town". LOL Anyway, I like how it turned out. In an effort to use more fabric from my stash, I've started to make the backing for the quilt. (See second picture.) It is really so different from the front, I'm not sure I should use it for the backing (or at all). I don't know how I would quilt this if I used this different backing. Any opinions?
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    One of the nicest 'trips around . . . ' that I've seen.

    Your color placement is pleasing, I like the triangles around the squares, and the border is perfect for the fabrics you've chosen.

    The red, yellow, black and white would be great for another top. I don't think it's very compatible with the trip around top.

    I like them both - just not so much together.

    But it is your quilt - and you need to do what you need/want to do.

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    That trip is gorgeous! I would not put that back on it though.
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    Yes, the trip is wonderful! I think the backing is too different from the front though...

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    I am usually not fond of Trip Around the World...But I love your "scrappy" Trip Around Town. Sorry, I have to agree, I don't think I would use that back on your beautiful quilt. Had the reds been purple I think it would have worked. Oh, well, another quilt, right?

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    I agree with the others. They're both wonderful but don't really look as if they go together.
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    Very nice!

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    I love your top and the colors you used. I like the second one also but would not use it for the backing of the first one.

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    You have 2 beautiful quilts .Please get each one a back . joyce j

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    Same here, I would use the back for another quilt and do something more compatible for the Trip Around The Town, great job though.
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    That is SOOOOO charming, I love it! Not sure the back you've made really goes with the Trip though...

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    The Trip is great!! But I feel the same as the others, use the "back" somewhere else!
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    I agree with Joyce. The back you have pieced would be a perfect front!!! I love your trip around town, beautiful colors! I must admit though, I have used some very different backs on my wall quilts for an element of surprise!!!!

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    I have to agree with the others - I wouldn't use this back on this quilt. I love your Trip Around The Town though - the colors are really nice!
    Ann Marie

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    I have to agree, you don't have a front and a back, you have two wonderful fronts - work on some scrappy backings for both of them and let us see what they grow up to be. They are lovely ladies
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    Really like the first one.. very nice

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    Two seperate beautiful quilts. I think they would look great if you stitched in the ditch on both of them. They always turn out pretty, especially when the blocks are as pretty as yours.

    sassy granny

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    Love them both, but not together. You did a wonderful job on both.

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    Love, love, love the Trip around town. Colors are gorgeous and you would never know it's from scraps. Looks planned. The backing is nice, but I agree with the others - it just doesn't go, but it's your quilt and if you like it, then by all means use it.

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    That is very pretty!!! I wouldn't use that backing.
    Gloria 

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    Love your trip around town quilt. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love your colors, like everyone else said. Also, I think you were clever to finish it the way you did.


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    Love the quilt, but not that backing I don't think. It clashes too bad. How big is the quilt?

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    Beautiful. You really made me laugh with your name "trip around town." I love it!!! As far as comments you've received on the back piece -- it's your quilt, and you can certainly use it. We only see one side at a time when it's on the bed anyway.
    Mavis

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    Beautiful, I think that "backing" should be another quilt!
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