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    I am making a simple 9 block for my sister. I love the fabric block but I don't think I like cornerstones. I haven't sew sashing yet. I am at a stopping point because it suddenly looks juvenile. I consider myself still new at quilting so I don't really know. What do you think? =)
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    I think it looks nice. Are you going to add a border to it too? Do you have more of the print fabric to border it with? Maybe then bind in the darker purple?

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    I really like it the way it is but that's just me :)

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    You'll love it after you add your border ! You will !

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    personally I don't think it's the cornerstone, it seems more like the plaid sashing. I do love the blocks and the setting, but I see what you mean about it seeming a tiny bit juvenile. Hope you find a way to make it so you're happy with the outcome. Either way it does look Great!

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    Wow! Ya'll are fast... thank you.
    I only have 12 squares left of the print and dark purple. Not enough to add for border. I am planning a boarder though.
    Gosh! Still thinkin'....

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    I don't think it looks juvenile, I think it's very pretty. I agree with what others have said about borders. Keep going, if she likes purple she'll love this quilt. And you probably will too when it's done.


    Pjaco---I just noticed your avy. How cute is that dog? Love the eyes.

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    I like it but it seems that having different size corner stones is throwing it off a bit. Maybe if they were all the same size you might like it more.

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    If you have anymore of the dark color that is used in the 9-patches, and you use it as the cornerstones you will get a secondary pattern of large "X"s going through the quilt...likes paths criss-crossing your quilt. Cut a couple and just lay them over the current cornerstones and stand back and see if you like it before any unsewing!

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    I think it's the photo... (smiling)
    They are all the same size and not sewn so it will be 1/2
    smaller when sewn. =)

    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I like it but it seems that having different size corner stones is throwing it off a bit. Maybe if they were all the same size you might like it more.

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    I think all it needs is the purple binding.

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    I think you nailed it... I am not sure if I thought of that or not... (very happy in your recommendation) going to check if I have enough. [=)

    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    If you have anymore of the dark color that is used in the 9-patches, and you use it as the cornerstones you will get a secondary pattern of large "X"s going through the quilt...likes paths criss-crossing your quilt. Cut a couple and just lay them over the current cornerstones and stand back and see if you like it before any unsewing!
    I have enough to corner stone with either print or solid purple.
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    i think its nice! i love the purple!

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    I liked the plaid because it said "garden" to me.. but now maybe not...

    I do't know if I like the decision process of making quilt. I think it's easier to order dinner from menu in new restaurant. =)

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    I really like the print on the cornerstones, really ties it all together

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    Thanks that is how I was leaning...

    I sure appreciate all the suggestions. Thanks Everyone!

    Any more? Keep 'em coming.


    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim
    I really like the print on the cornerstones, really ties it all together

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyfireo4
    personally I don't think it's the cornerstone, it seems more like the plaid sashing. I do love the blocks and the setting, but I see what you mean about it seeming a tiny bit juvenile. Hope you find a way to make it so you're happy with the outcome. Either way it does look Great!
    I agree. Maybe make the sashing in a print with one of the darker colors?

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    I like the darker purple cornerstones - not the print. And I too think you should bind it in the darkest color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I think it looks nice. Are you going to add a border to it too? Do you have more of the print fabric to border it with? Maybe then bind in the darker purple?
    agree

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    i don't see anything childish about it, it is a very pretty quilt and with an added border and dark binding it will be beautiful :thumbup:

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    Thanks...=)
    That is the sad part. I found and fell in love with this on ebay and I can't match the dark to make binding... Hope I learned a lesson... Don't even look at ebay...

    Thanks for your suggestion... =)
    Signed,
    Bound and determined to figure something out...

    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I think it looks nice. Are you going to add a border to it too? Do you have more of the print fabric to border it with? Maybe then bind in the darker purple?
    agree

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    I think the dark color for the cornerstones. The print makes it look too "washed out" or too "weak"...not strong and definitive like the dark cornerstones do. Just my 2 cents worth...

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    I think I would have gone for a dark green like what's in the print for the cornerstones. Too much purple for me, but that's just MHO :)

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    Thank you... =)

    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I think the dark color for the cornerstones. The print makes it look too "washed out" or too "weak"...not strong and definitive like the dark cornerstones do. Just my 2 cents worth...

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    green huh? I appreciate that thought...
    I can't seem move forward right now... I may discard the light purple plaid sashing now. Boy! I am not good at this... or my perfectionist paralyses me...


    Quote Originally Posted by retired2pa
    I think I would have gone for a dark green like what's in the print for the cornerstones. Too much purple for me, but that's just MHO :)

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