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QuiltE 06-25-2013 05:56 AM


Originally Posted by Pieces2 (Post 6142415)
......I see many quilts posted on this board that are way too small to use. Why put all that time/work into a quilt that is too small to use? .....

Perhaps in your opinion .......

LindaMRB 06-25-2013 06:21 AM

It turned out very nice! and it's interesting to see the change in the grass and garden...it's greened-up a bit. What is that ground cover??? Does not look like grass. :)

MaryKatherine 06-25-2013 06:27 AM


Originally Posted by LindaMRB (Post 6142554)
It turned out very nice! and it's interesting to see the change in the grass and garden...it's greened-up a bit. What is that ground cover??? Does not look like grass. :)

You're right! We over seeded with Clover so it stays green even when the grass goes brown. Mind you we've had almost a week of rain here.
MK

gramacheri 06-25-2013 06:50 AM

Please tell me how you added to a finished quilt. I have the same problem but don't really know where to start undoing. How did you do it? Thanks. Beautiful quilt, BTW!

cpcarolyn 06-25-2013 06:51 AM

Nice quilt.

feline fanatic 06-25-2013 06:53 AM

Wow major kudos to you for taking that on! I don't think I would have but I love the results you got. Adding the border of the original fabric really brightened up the center. It almost doesn't look like the same quilt.

janiesews 06-25-2013 08:40 AM

Beautiful!!

ArtsyOne 06-25-2013 09:03 AM

Thanks for the explanation of how you did this project. It looks like a totally different quilt now that the blue isn't on the outside edge. You did a great job on a lovely quilt.

QuiltE 06-25-2013 09:15 AM


Originally Posted by gramacheri (Post 6142621)
Please tell me how you added to a finished quilt. I have the same problem but don't really know where to start undoing. How did you do it? Thanks. Beautiful quilt, BTW!

MaryK explained it very well in her post with the picture.

QM 06-25-2013 09:20 AM

I had to do something similar. NO FUN! I think you did better than I did.

judijade 06-25-2013 11:40 AM

Wow what a job. very nicely done.. and it looks terrific.. I just love the colors in that quilt.
judy

cleodaisy 06-25-2013 11:45 AM

It is absolutely gorgeous. Your work and frustration certainly paid off.

Cleodaisy

KathyPhillips 06-25-2013 12:19 PM

Wonderful results! What is the fabric called and who makes it?

Jackie R 06-25-2013 04:37 PM

Great job - it's beautiful.

red-warrior 06-25-2013 04:50 PM

It sure turned out beautifully!

jeanharville 06-25-2013 06:06 PM

Thank you so much for taking the time to explain how you accomplished this task. I'm bookmarking this so if it happens to me, I'll have your experience to help. Congratulations on a job well done and I agree with some of the others: I think I like the new one better.

Pepita 06-26-2013 01:16 AM

It is a beautiful quilt. What is the pattern? I'd almost guess a snow ball.

katesnanna 06-26-2013 01:58 AM

You did a great job. I like it better with the border. If you and DH love the quilt why worry if it does wobble a little around the edge. Congratulations for your courage.

SueDor 06-26-2013 02:15 AM

Great job!

berrypatch 06-26-2013 01:11 PM

You did a fantastic job !

JoyjoyMarie 06-26-2013 01:23 PM

Such a beauty of a quilt - both the before and the after. Congrats to you for tackling such a project - sometimes you have to just go for it!!

solstice3 06-29-2013 06:41 PM

wow! to pretty for the yard BUT looks likes a flower garden

christinelf 04-27-2019 06:46 PM

Your fix turned out great. Well worth your effort. Several years back I enlarged a log cabin quilt my late mother-in-law made 30-plus years ago. I couldn’t find the same 1970’s brown calicos, but was able to find some similar enough. I made several strips of 4 inch blocks of these fabrics and just did straight quilting. Then attached them to the sides of the original quilt, after removing the binding. I did make new binding, lots of it. My improved queen size quilt is now 100” x 100”. Today I am patching some pullling apart seams, still worth fixing it up.

quilterpurpledog 04-28-2019 03:50 AM

Your quilt re-do looks perfectly planned-like it had been your original plan. I think finding and using the original fabric is the key to the great finish. I am sure you will enjoy using it more now.

KwiltyKahy 04-28-2019 05:44 AM

I enlarged a finished quilt last year. It had not yet been washed, so it hadn't shrunk. It did come out nice and it even looks like it was meant to be that big. However, I have been telling anyone who will listen, if someone asks you to enlarge a finished quilt, do everything you can to avoid it. I will do everything to avoid it. I don't have pictures because it is in PA and I'm in In.

sue.ross.8782 05-01-2019 05:55 AM

;You did a wonderful job enlarging it, and you clearly knew (much more than I) what was necessary to make this revision work. So, congratulations on making the quilt larger despite many obstacles, and thanks for all the details on what you had to do. I will never try this!:D

ckcowl 05-01-2019 06:30 AM

What a great job enlarging your quilt.it turned out wonderful. Even better than the first time around. I love the border fabric added to it, it brings out the kaleidoscopes so nicely. The finish is well worth the process.

JuneM-D 05-01-2019 08:14 AM

Turned out great!!!! I love it!

red-warrior 05-16-2019 08:59 AM

Don't you just love it when plan works! Congratulations on a job well done!


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