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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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