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Thread: Quilt blocks for my first project.

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    Here are the quilt blocks for my first project. (Excuse the strings and bunny ears please). I am going to do red sashing around the blocks. Then one or two borders and a binding.

    If I do an applique on top of the blocks when do I do it? When all the borders are on?

    The blocks and the quilting will all be done by hand. Any ideas on how to do the quiliting?

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    Very nice. Your work is beautiful.

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    I haven't done any applique, so I can't help you there - but I did want to say awesome blocks! I love that pattern and color combo!!!

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    Your blocks are great - I love the colours :D

    It depends on what you are appliqueing.

    You block design is quite detailed, and I personally think it would be a shame to 'hide' the design with applique covering it...but if you are considering an alternate applique block spacing them out, then its best to apply the applique at the block stage, but if you are adding a winding stem for instance that may cover a number of blocks then stitch your top together then add the applique before layering and quilting....thats how I did my sampler quilt, does this help??? :lol: :D

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    Your blocks are great!! I love the vivid colors. I am like Izy....I would hate to see all that detail covered up!
    Very nice work!

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    Beautiful piecing, love your colors, wonderful job :D I have not done applique, sorry I can't help you.

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    No clue. Just wanted to say they sure look pretty!

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    I think Izy is giving the same advice that I would. Remember sometimes less is more.

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    WOW----your blocks are stunning and I agree with the majority---I don't think you need to add a thing!

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    I am with the majority - less is more sometimes. Beautiful work.

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    I would save the applique for another quilt unless you are going to have solid blocks between or a panel in the middle......excellent work on the points and great colors
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    Terrific blocks and great job on the points..Wow! I like your bright color combination too. You already have the info. on the applique from others, so I'll just say be sure to post again with more progress. We love to see!

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    Just wanted to say thanks for all the positive responses. I guess I should have explained that this is a small wall hanging for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. The block (a windmill) was chosen because we are Dutch. I am hoping to do an appliqued silhoutte of a wedding photo of my parents. I am still looking for the right photo! I have some coming from my aunt in Holland.

    The red is for a Ruby anniversary, the blue for Delft (where my parents met), and the yellow is for Hawaii where we are all celebrating their anniversary.

    So that is the plan for now... we'll see where it goes.

    Again thank you all for the encouragement!

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    Very nice, love the colors!

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    Have you thought about maybe doing your applique work in a wide border of one of the main colors. I think you could probably do some really pretty red Hibiscus on a yellow border or at least as cornerstones on the border to keep with the Hawaiian theme. Just a thought.

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