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Thread: Pieced border on Cat Quilt?

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    A great big YES from me. They are both great, and I really love the blue one and the border too! Leave it like that. It is just beautiful!!!
    Wow, you added more borders, but I still like the first one best. But, doggone it, since it is your quilt, I guess you will choose. You do nice work. Congratulations.
    Last edited by RobertaMarie; 02-22-2013 at 10:32 PM. Reason: added comment

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing
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    ...like your size and number of cats. Nice job.
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    Love them both - the colors are so vibrant

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    If you're taking votes, mine is for the fishies. It's a little less busy, and you could embellish with small crystals/rhinestones for an eye on each fish (depending on how old the girl is - certain ages like a little bling). Just a few random thoughts. These look really great and she is going to love her blanket no matter which design you go with.

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    The book "Border Workbook" has a cute mouse border that might work with these.

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    I think either one is great! But I would add a border of the background fabric before you add the final border. I think it would make the cats stand out more, rather than have them looking like they are pressed up against the border. (Although my cats DO like to be squished in a box!)

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    I love both the quilts, the first because I love cats and purple and the blue quilt because of the colors and pieced border. Greatjob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataplai View Post
    This is a great pattern! Is the blue one from EQ? Did you make the pattern?
    I like the border on the blue, but the solid corner stones are bugging me. I think you should do a triangle in each corner stone so it connects them.
    I agree about the cornerstones, but love the border otherwise! Good fabric choice in the first one, too!

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    Pollytink is right. The border on the blue is perfect. Both are just too cool. Nice work on the pink and I'm sure the blue will be great when you get to it. Thanks for sharing and I, too, would love to have the pattern.
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    Not sure if the blue/green border works with the cat design. Have you thought about a 4-patch?

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    Love both borders, but I think I'd applique a few paw prints around just to add a little interest and some color contrast.

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    Thanks for all the feedback!

    I had several people ask for a PDF of the pattern and I do not have it currently. I will work getting it converted over the next couple days and post a link or send it out to anyone who is interested.

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    Your work is beautiful. I'd be very interest in getting the pattern. DD#2 is a cat lover and might really enjoy having a quilt like this.

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    I like both borders. Love the quilts.
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    I too like the added blue border between the cat ears and the outer border. The fishies are great also. It would be awesome if you could find a design for mice in the border instead of fish though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    Love both borders, but I think I'd applique a few paw prints around just to add a little interest and some color contrast.
    Paw prints would be great on the blank background squares!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover View Post
    I too like the added blue border between the cat ears and the outer border. The fishies are great also. It would be awesome if you could find a design for mice in the border instead of fish though.
    I looked for a pattern for mice and didn't find one that would be easy to put together. Maybe I'll make my own!

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    love the blue idea! both are quite beautiful, tho I am partial, own 3 cats

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    Those fish are perfect! And such a simple pattern and fits in well with the kitties.

    Whatever you decide, I'm sure the little girl will love it.

    BTW, if you choose the fish blocks, you could use a decorative stitch for the fish eyes and not worry about a button popping off later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathou View Post
    I agree with the idea of a triangle to make the connection and I would add a plain border to isolate the ears from the border you draw here. Oh... and very nice quilts!!
    I like that idea to add a plain inner border to show the ears better. Pretty quilt.

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    Love the colors and design of the blue quilt. I say go for it!

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    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzHv...it?usp=sharing

    There is a link to a very rough draft of the pattern for the fishes border quilt. Exported from EQ7, so no explicit piecing instructions are included. However, I have included a copy of the original pattern, which does include piecing instructions.

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    The cat blocks are fantastic. I think the zig zag border is going to look great!
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