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Thread: Red quilt making progress!

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    Super Member LindaMRB's Avatar
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    Red quilt making progress!

    I posted this once before because I was having problems and did not like the borders I had bought (and cut!) and even sewed on.

    Well I bought more fabric, finished it, bought batting and discovered the quilt was too large for the backer and batting. AND I still had issues with what I had done.
    So back to the drawing board.
    I removed the 2-inch green border, sewed the 6-inch border and 2-inch cream back and because the quilt is not square (who knew?), I ran out of the cream strip by about 1/2 inch!! I could have pieced it but decided to add the color square in the corner instead.
    I STILL could add the other 6-inch border all the way around, but am thinking I don't want to.

    I'm thinking about that bright red batik (already used in the centers and some 2-inch borders, etc.) for the binding. The backer is plain muslin, no pattern.

    So I welcome thoughts from fellow quilters!

    FYI, I knew from the beginning I liked the monochromatic design and when I went with a green border it was at the suggestion of a store clerk who thought I should not make a monochromatic quilt...

    I already have a use in mind for the unused fabric so not to worry!

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    Any pics? Sounds interesitng. What a lot of work you have done.
    Linda

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    I added a picture but must have goofed...maybe you can help me gat back and repost the photo???

    I figured it out...
    thanks!
    Last edited by LindaMRB; 03-22-2012 at 06:25 AM.

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    Picture this time?!
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    Like it a lot.
    Awesome sew-menship.

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    I love it! Red is my favorite color : )
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    Oh my....that is very very nice! Love the improvisation of the cornerstones. Thank you for sharing!
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    Golly, I just love it. It is beautiful. You did very good.

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    Great quilt, I love it.
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    Absolutely beautiful, I think the red border would be a good idea.
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    love your quilt.

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    Oh my! Your quilt is gorgeous! Your workmanship is outstanding!! I'm bookmarking this because I would love to make a quilt like yours with all the different beautiful blocks.
    Becky

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    It's so beautifully monochromatic! I don't understand why the shop employee would suggest adding green!!
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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    It was well worth the trouble because it looks great now!

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    Great quilt! I love that you stuck with just reds white and cream and love what you did with the borders. the bright red would make awesom binding.

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    It looks great! Nice job!

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    That is a beautiful quilt top. I sure hope you work out the problems and finish it.

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    You did a smashing job of piecing. Love the red border. Thanks for posting.

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    Oh, yeah!! Love the quilt and your choices. Obviously great workmanship.

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    Oh, that was well worth the effort. A true treasure.

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    beautiful quilt! you did a great job

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    Beautiful work! I am thrilled that you got rid of the green border even though I haven't seen it. If you choose to make a monochromatic quilt - that's what you want. I have a red and white quilt on my couch and agree with the appeal. Besides, red clashes better than any other color. You have done a marvelous job with this one. Hurray for cornerstones when you need 'em!

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    I really like this one.

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    I really think you did a great job!!!!its very pretty
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    I love monochromatic quilts! - this one is bee-yoo-tiful!!!
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