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Thread: Quilt needs help...

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    Junior Member dallen4350's Avatar
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    Quilt needs help...

    I had some left over pieces from a Summer in the Park. (Example in picture 1)

    So I made this quilt. It is for our local hospice. But all that white area just doesn't look right to me? (picture 2)

    Should I applique hearts, flowers, diamonds or just leave it? (Picture 3 has examples that are just taped on.)
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    a colorful border that would accent the flowers, hearts and diamonds?
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Beautiful quilt, when I could just see the first pic, I thought it looked fine. But, then I saw with the applique - and REALLY love it! So, nice of you to use your scraps this way.

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    i like it with the applique looks very nice eather way you finish it
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    Personally I like the diamonds! But the hearts look good as well. Have fun! Luann in CT
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    I like it with the appliqued diamonds.
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    Beautiful use of leftover fabric/blocks! I like the little squares best but all appliques are pretty.

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    Both look wonderful to me too. If you don't care for the applique, I would think that a FMQ pattern within the white spaces would fix what you feel isn't right about the first picture.
    Last edited by lmc8; 04-04-2012 at 10:23 AM. Reason: mis spelling

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    the white area is a good way for you to show off your quilting,

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    If you leave it white show off your quilting skills. I like it with the appliques also. Very Pretty which ever way you decide would be fine.
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    It's nice both ways but I prefer the applique.
    I would use the diamonds.
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    Nice quilt. I do like the diamonds the best. Do you have an embroidery machine and could perhaps embroider in each white area? Something very simple. Or maybe FMQ? Whatever you decide, I am sure it will be welcome.

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    It's a great quilt. Add your border(s) and it should bring it all together

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    I love the diamonds in the center of the white...this is beautiful!

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    I would use the little blocks (diamonds?) in the white areas all the way around Then enhance it with colorful quilting. It is a great quilt -Let us know what you wind up doing

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    I am with crafterrn1 and vote for the diamonds.

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    I like all of the appliques inside the square. Could you alternate them? That might look nice as well.

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    the diamonds look perfect!!!!

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    I like picture #3 the best, nice work.
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    I like it with the applique!
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    I think it looks great both ways!!!!

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    I like it with the diamonds. JMHO
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    Guess I am different I like the flowers the best and then the hearts. They break up the lines from rest of the blocks.

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    I agree, it needs the shapes.
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    I like the idea of the flowers and hearts.

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