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Thread: Relay for life donation

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    Senior Member skowron5's Avatar
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    Relay for life donation

    Here is the start of a wallhanging I am making for the relay for life in our area. I am now sewing the strips together I have about 1/4 of it sewn.

    Now I need to figure out how to quilt this.

    It is 41X89 I wish it wasn't so long. I am not sure anyone will have a wall big enough to hang this on. I may have to figure a way to make it into a bed quilt.
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    This is absolutely gorgeous!! I look forward to seeing it when it is finished.

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    I would put on side borders in the purple and black - maybe 4" for one and 6" for the other, giving you another 20 inches on the quilt width. That would make the quilt 61" by 89", almost a good twin, definitely a great throw for a recliner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickyS View Post
    I would put on side borders in the purple and black - maybe 4" for one and 6" for the other, giving you another 20 inches on the quilt width. That would make the quilt 61" by 89", almost a good twin, definitely a great throw for a recliner.
    I so agree. Beautiful!!!!

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    Beautiful!!

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    That is one beautiful quilt. Love the colors and pattern.

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    it is beautiful- and i agree you should add side borders to make it a *usable* size...as a wall hanging it would have very limited (customer appeal) if it is to be used as some sort of fund raising for relay-
    i've made a number of quilts over the past 10 years for relay for life activities- and the ones that are the most popular are twin-to full sized (value wise) queens are popular but it seems like the best (bang for the buck) is with a bit smaller than that.
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    That is beautiful. My favorite colors.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BarbAndVivsQuilts?view_type=gallery

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    Love it, been wanting to try a quilt like this but wasn't sure if the strips went from top to bottom or side to side now I know. Thank you

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    Wonderful and the colors are so beautiful. I have no idea of how you quilt it unless you can mimic the ribbon shape
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    Oh My ! That is so very pretty!

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    Fantastic !!!!
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    It will be beautiful, I would for sure add the borders as suggested to make it wider. I don't think many would buy it as a wall hanging.
    Another Phyllis
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    Thanks everyone. I am going to add the borders.

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    Beautiful. I hope it brings in a lot of money for Relay for Life. Great cause.
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    that is beautiful can't wait to see the finished top

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    That is going to be beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing and don't forget to post when finished
    Have a Blessed day
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    Fabulous quilt!
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    http://www.mamisquilts.com/

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    very very nice

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    I can not wait to see this quilt finished, this is going to be awesome! Beautiful Job!

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    This will be a stunning quilt! Anxiously waiting to see it finished!

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    I agree this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
    Would love to see it finished, I am a cancer survivor and love that you are donating to Relay for LIfe

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    It's already breath taking. Will be spectacular when finished.

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    Beautiful - I had been wanting to do a bargello maybe this will make me act. Was this from a pattern or book or did you make it up?

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    The pattern is Ribbon Quilts Pink Bargello Ribbon. I ordered online thru Erica's Sewing and Crafts. It s $11.99 and $2 of the purchase price goes to breast cancer research

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