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Thread: Paper pieced top done but?

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    Paper pieced top done but?

    Just finished my first Jacqueline DeJonge quilt top called "Curling Colors"... sorry for the not so great photo. It is only 60 inches square and seeing I am never going to hang it or make it into a lap quilt...I am in a bit of a quandary. I am beginning to think about expanding it into a king size quilt. My thought was to frame the top with a triple frame of possibly orange, yellow and a parrot green then more black (?) and finally binding it with a rainbow batik. I am a fairly new quilter and to say this was a challenge is putting it mildly, but I could use some ideas. If you have seen this pattern elsewhere, you likely know I have expanded on the color pallet used in the original...so I am looking for some adventurous suggestions but not one that suggest a lot more piecing...I need to recover!
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    Good grief, Lady!! Talk about starting out big!! I would have stopped after the first square, wherever the square is! That is a work of art! Alternative to enlarging. .. . send it to a museum!!!
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    I appreciate the comment and you are right about no squares....but a guy here

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    It's really stunning. I like your ideas of plain borders. It lets the center really shine.
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    WOW. Beyond words. Beautiful.

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    That is just stunning. I have heard that her patterns are quite challenging to say the least. I think you are on the right track with the borders you mention. I would plan it so the last colored border hit the edge of the mattress. In the "More Black?" portion (the 'fall' that hangs off the edge of the mattress) I would think about scattering some small tumbling blocks to echo the ones in the quilt, especially if you have some left over fabric from the ones in the quilt. You could piece them into the border, or applique them, which would be easier.
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    This is great so far! Just don't let your border(s) over shadow the intricate piecing in the body of the quilt.
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    Lovely and agree you are on the right track with the borders.
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    wow very striking

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    Great quilt. It's nice to see a guy doing some piecing, especially from my favorite designer. I was trying to envision what you were talking about for your borders and I guess I need to see it in a pic form. I use Yahoo as my search and put in "New York Beauty quilts". There are many pics there with different type borders, that might just appeal to you. A couple of them use some flying geese for parts of the borders. Others use applique and some feature a jagged edging. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you decide on. My link for the images is https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...+beauty+quilts
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    Stunning. If you want to make it into a king size quilt, I would lay it actually on the bed and run an accent strip around where the edge of the bed is. Add any additional fabric to be able to get to that point. Then you can measure from that accent strip how wide your border are to be. MUCH better quilt than what my first quilt looked like. Congratulation on a job well done !!
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    You did a beautiful job on your quilt! What an ambitious undertaking. I was just looking at her quilts in the AQS catalog. You do have a vision. Please post again!

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    Wow Basketman - that deserves to hang on a wall and be admired IMHO.
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    Wow! Stunning quilt.

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    Amazing work ... you're a natural at quilting, Basketman!

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    Beautiful and so much work; I can't believe this work of art is pieced by a fairly new quilter. What could you do to advance futher??????????

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    Amazing-beautiful - gorgeous!!!!!!!!

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    Doesn't matter what you do next. IT'S BEAUTIFUL. Well done.
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    another thought.. Why not stretch it over canvas and make it art in the living room. It truly IS a work of art.
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    You have really out done yourself making this beautiful masterpiece. I am sure what ever you decide to do with it, it is going to be wonderful!!
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    Great looking quilt - you are one really brave lady to tackle that much paper piecing. Thanks for posting your pic

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    That is just beyond comprehension,it is just stunning, and you say you are a male, Wow I wouldn't attempt it, great job.
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    It's beautiful! How will you quilt it? I've been working on a New York Beauty and haven't figured out how to quilt it.

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    Borders would be a great idea...the quilt is stunning

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    WOW!!!! Intricately gorgeous.
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