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Thread: Nurse Bonnie - Sneak peek - Quilt for Quilters- feedback needed!

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    Nurse Bonnie - Sneak peek - Quilt for Quilters- feedback needed!

    Nurse Bonnie likes surprised so I don't want her to see it but... I'd like to have some feedback.
    I am designing her quilt using part of a quilt on a tutorial from Missouri Star Co, It is a 4- 4 patch block with an X block around. The idea is to add boarders and add either applique flowers on the boarder or a row of applique blocks around the center.
    So far I only have 2 blocks done with the fabrics I will use. Background is white and the quilt is in lilacs as it is a color my partner likes.

    See the picture and let me know what do you think. Is it boring due to the lack of other colors? If I wanted to add some color to it, I thought on the applique. What color do you think it will be nice? And, Is it ok if the center is only lilac and white and the boarders have the added color?

    The center will be alternate 4-4 patches and X blocks, 3 per row, 3 columns.

    thanks for your feedback!
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    I like it! Of course, I like purple ... and the variety of fabrics and the pattern. I look forward to seeing the whole finished quilt.
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    Looks nice and I'm sure the applique will really add a punch, but I'm not understanding where the border's are going to be placed
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    It looks really good! I think she likes yellow and purple so maybe add some yellow?
    Last edited by mighty; 01-22-2013 at 08:56 PM.

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    A purple field on white will be lovely. I would think about adding green to the borders for a bit on contrast. I love purple and green together.

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    Oh, I always think purples need a splash of yellow to make them pop!!! Just noticed that you live in Margate, FL. I have a friend that lives close to there in Coconut Creek and I have actually been in Margate! What a small world!
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    oooooh..pretty! I love purple, & you have a nice variety of color & patterns! Can't wait to see how you decide to finish it.

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    That is so pretty and maybe you could find a purple green and yellow combination print for the border. Good luck.

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    I actually don't think it needs any other color. The variety of puples contrasting off the whites gives it enough depth. Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Oh, I always think purples need a splash of yellow to make them pop!!! Just noticed that you live in Margate, FL. I have a friend that lives close to there in Coconut Creek and I have actually been in Margate! What a small world!
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    The purples are lovely - I'd do appliqued flowers on the borders and add just a bit of the purples in some of the flowers to carry it through....that's where it would be really nice to have lots of spring colors in the flowers.....lovely quilt!

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    love the colors, love purple

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    I'm likeing what I see so far! Nice choice of fabrics!
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    Thanks for the feedback. I will post more as I continue. I thought about green, I actually had it selected already. I need to continue thinking about what applique I will do.
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Love the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Andrea- your quilt is very pretty! I love the purple and white fabrics. Sew pretty together. I like your idea about adding a border with some applique on the border and leaving the main body in the purple and white fabrics. It does not look boring this way. I think adding some pink, yellow and green in your applique design would look lovely with the purples and white fabrics. You are doing such a great job on this. keep up the good work!
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    I like it and I think Bonnie will also

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    Fun and really pretty!!!

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