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Thread: Really could use your help on this one..

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I made this for my mom last year just before she was having chemo treatments. Well all she "wanted" was the squares sewn together and the ugly backing put on it. I do not like this quilt it is so off and she lovenly calls it "What did I do to deserve this?!?" Or "In the beginning" I would love to redo this quilt what would you suggest. I will add some more fabric to it make it a little bigger and will add some minky fabric to the back she says it is too cold. So what pattern would you use??
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    I think it is absolutely GORGEOUS just like it is.

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    I would just add some borders if you want it bigger and quilt it. I love the bright colors!

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    I'm seeing some black sashing & borders to make all of those gorgeous colors pop! Maybe black minkee or fleece for the backing?

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    I like the black sashing how big would you make the sashing?? Jade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I like the black sashing how big would you make the sashing?? Jade
    What size is it now? What finished size are the squares? How many rows of each?
    I guess too it would depend on what size you want the finished quilt to be? Do you have anything in mind? Let me know & I'll play with it & see what I can sketch out for you. If you want that is :)

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    it's a lap quilt right now not that big maybe 60x60 would be great!

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    Maybe just applique the quilt to a bigger piece of Minky? Center the quilt in the center of it and let the minky be the borders? :D:D:D

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    I would just add a 2 1/2 - 3" solid black border, then a "Piano Key" border
    of all your scraps, and bind it in black. The colors will really pop!
    It is simply gorgeous as it is.....

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    I agree with everyone. The quilt is very pretty as is. Just add borders to make it bigger. I like QuiltQtrs suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I'm seeing some black sashing & borders to make all of those gorgeous colors pop! Maybe black minkee or fleece for the backing?

    Oh this sounds so pretty!

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    Does your mother like red? I can see it with a 1" black sashing strip to make frame the colors, then a 4" red - maybe a blender - as a final border. Bright blue or turquoise would work, too. Yellow might look like a bumble bee. Got to have the black with those colors. I'd bind it with the second color. With the colors in the quilt, it doesn't need a busy edge.

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    I really like this one, I don't think I'd change it beyond adding some borders to it. The minky is a great idea, I really like minky, soooo soft and cuddly!

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    I agree with your Mom. It is an awesome quilt like it is. If you want it larger I would agree with adding to it but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing. I love it like it is.

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    It's beautiful and bright. Just add some borders to make it larger. In this case 'less is more'.

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    I'd keep the borders simple, maybe an inner border of black then outer border a blender of one of your favorite colors already in the quilt so the beautiful quilt stands out as it is. Lovely colors - I like bright!

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    Love the idea of black to make things "pop"!

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    Here's another vote for black borders. It really is so pretty now, and the black will show the bright colors off. Good job!

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    It is very pretty. I agree a black border would be pretty.

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    I love your quilt just the way it is. The colours are very rich looking. Excellent!

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    It is gorgeous and bright I think black borders would frame it quite nicely and you could make them as big as you want, until you get it the size you want it to be.

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    I agree about the quilt. I love that it is so colorful. I'm sorry to hear that your Mom had to have chemo treatments. Is she ok now?

    Could someone please explain what minky is? Thanks.

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    I love the colours just the way it is.

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    Yes, black & red borders will be awesome.

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    I love the colors too, and I agree that a narrow black border is called for first. However, after that, I seem to veer away from everyone else. I think anything black wider than a 2" border would be too much. Even tho I love the bright center of the quilt, for borders, I would go calmer so as not to detract from the middle. If this quilt were for me, I'd love to see the 2" black border, then a 3" medium pink border followed by a medium blue border of 4.5 or 5". A black binding would tie it all together. I would pick the pink and blue from the center of the quilt.

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