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Thread: Opinions on T-shirt quilt please.

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    Hi everyone!

    This is my second quilt and I need some opinions. As you can see from the picture, the quilt is quite dark. The sashing with cornerstones has been sewn on everything except the sides. As you can see, the top and bottom cornerstones are blue (the sides will be blue as well).

    I want to brighten up this quilt and have limited amount of colorful t-shirt scraps. Also, the back of the quilt will be done is MSU material which is white and green. With that being said, any ideals?

    Thanks so much!
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    I don't have any opinions but I like it, I think when you put the sides on in blue I think you said it will brighten it up...good job...

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    I think your quilt looks great now, I can't think of anyway to improve it.
    :thumbup:
    P.S. Love the pieced blocks in the corner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgc
    I think your quilt looks great now, I can't think of anyway to improve it.
    :thumbup:
    P.S. Love the pieced blocks in the corner!
    Thank you! The pieced blocks were from the shirts and are the same colors as the Italian flag which is her heritage. So I thought it would be cool to add them...:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgc
    I think your quilt looks great now, I can't think of anyway to improve it.
    :thumbup:
    P.S. Love the pieced blocks in the corner!
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabrichore
    I don't have any opinions but I like it, I think when you put the sides on in blue I think you said it will brighten it up...good job...
    Thank you!

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    I agree - the sides will brighten up just right. I think it's perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabrichore
    I don't have any opinions but I like it, I think when you put the sides on in blue I think you said it will brighten it up...good job...
    Actually, the sides will have the cornerstones in blue. I'm wondering if that will be enough to brighten it up. Hmmm...maybe a matching blue border?

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    i think you have a good plan and it looks great so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgc
    I think your quilt looks great now, I can't think of anyway to improve it.
    :thumbup:
    P.S. Love the pieced blocks in the corner!
    Ditto this :thumbup:

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    Looks nice

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    What are you going to do for the binding? That could be a fun way to brighten it up.

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    Great job!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup:

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    I think it is fine....however you could vary the colors of the cornerstones with some other bright colored scraps...just an idea

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    I think if you are going to have some blue on the sides, that should brighten it up enough. Also, the green and white on the back will add color to the quilt. I like your quilt, and think a little blue on the sides is all it needs.

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    One does not need to have more t-shirt fabric to make borders and binding. In fact, after making a few of these quilts, I find 100% cotton works best for those outside pieces. It is not a problem with the fused backing on the t-shirt blocks. Here is a link of mine which was posted some time ago. It may give you an idea of how borders can change up the view. Good luck. Yours is looking very nice. I like to corner stones inside the quilt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-90121-1.htm

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    I like it the way you've done it.

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    It looks great. I would use either the green or the purple to bind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    One does not need to have more t-shirt fabric to make borders and binding. In fact, after making a few of these quilts, I find 100% cotton works best for those outside pieces. It is not a problem with the fused backing on the t-shirt blocks. Here is a link of mine which was posted some time ago. It may give you an idea of how borders can change up the view. Good luck. Yours is looking very nice. I like to corner stones inside the quilt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-90121-1.htm
    I used cotton for the sashing. The cornerstone blocks are from the T-shirts. I wish I would have used another color for the sashing HOWEVER..im still very pleased and think with a colored border, it will pop. I took a peek at your t-shirt quilt and I love em!!!

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    As long as it isn't U of M blue... just joking! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIJul
    As long as it isn't U of M blue... just joking! :-)
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