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Thread: 'Quilt for Me' Top DONE! Binding fabric chosen too

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    ....well, I have been off work today as it's Good Friday, so have been over to my LQS for new rotary cutter blade, basting spray and batting.

    Came home, made another Bakewell Tart, then got busy sewing, and have now finished the top my my own sofa quilt/throw. What do you think? I have also picked out the fabric that I want to use for the binding, I have just laid it out next to the edge of the quilt top for you all to see. I know it is a bit busy next to the gingham in the braided border, but I love it for some reason, and the whole thing is a bit of a mish mash and busy busy, so I think it goes fine! And the back will be plain, which kinda balances it out.
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    Wow Prettykitty - doesn't it feel good to finish something for yourself. I love colorful quilts and yours would look lovely on my couch or bed! Love the binding. Great quilt. :)

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    Ver nice, some great work and bright and cheerful :D

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    Great job!

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    I think it is grand!
    I always figure when a person is around a quilt, they need to see a bunch of things. There is the big picture, there are the smaller patterns, the blocks, the quilting that makes little figures to trace with fingers... and the binding that allows the cuddler to hold a piece of the quilt up really close because otherwise, they will miss the tiniest part of the whole atmosphere.
    Yep! I think you got that all covered!
    Cool! Thanks for sharing.

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    You have been busy - very nice!

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    Looks Good! I had to work today, only 4 hours, it's tax season......

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    Very nice, Love the binding!

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    Very nice job!

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    That quilt definitely showcases your creativity.

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    Your border is beautifuly pieced, and sits so straight.

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    A very bright and cheery quilt to snuggle up in!!!!!! :D :D :D

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    So pretty. I love colors and yours are the greatest. Great job.

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    It's pretty and i'm sure the "kids" will enjoy snuggling under it too! :)

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    Oh, how pretty!!!! Isn't it great to make something for yourself every once in a while? :D :D

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    i love it. GREAT JOB!

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    I like your choices...its just fun to look at and will be great to cuddle under!

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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone. Teresa, I have no idea how the borders turned out so straight, I found it really difficult to trim such a long, pieced item accurately and I felt it was very crooked. But after I sewed it on, it all seemed to come right on its own! What a fluke!

    Terri, the 'kids' are already well and truly enjoying this project! Everytime I lay it out on the floor they are all up and under it and twisting it and burrowing! Little monsters!

    Now I just need to muster up the courage to sandwich and quilt it! Yikes, dare I even try free motion?!?! Now I understand how WIP's come about!

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    Beautiful! I especially love the fabric you chose for your binding! What a happy quilt!

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