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Thread: round is a square peg Really trying here !!

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    RATS.. really trying to make a tummy time "lap size" quilt.. it is getting bigger as I try to make this Grandmother's quilt design square !!!
    still working on it !

    maybe finish it with 6 odd sides. Strawberry shortcake, Donna Dewberry daisy faces, teddy bear fairies. fun fabrics !

    Ell
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    Wish I could help...sorry...I love the colors you have chosen!

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    I don't think it has to be square! No quilt police zone!!!

    It's very cute and colorful. It'll give baby lots to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrylouw
    I don't think it has to be square! No quilt police zone!!!

    It's very cute and colorful. It'll give baby lots to look at.
    thanks.. need to be more patient.. fun quilt.. yes, little one will have lots to look at !

    Ell

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    It'll never be a square unless you cut thru the flowers to square it, or applique it onto a square piece of fabric.
    If a square quilt it really important to you and you don't wish to cut the flowers you can keep adding the green around the quilt til you have a square and then halve the outer edge greens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    It'll never be a square unless you cut thru the flowers to square it, or applique it onto a square piece of fabric.
    square(er) than round.. like the odd shapes for binding.. will use narrow strip, very narrow..

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    I've done a ton of binding on "odd" shaped quilts. It'll be great - use bias binding and go slowly!

    I love it as it is.

    How big are your hexies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    I've done a ton of binding on "odd" shaped quilts. It'll be great - use bias binding and go slowly!

    I love it as it is.

    How big are your hexies?
    Thanks, working on green hexigons to finish and get nearly rectangle.

    hexigons are 1 1/5 inch sides, 3 inches from point across center to opposite point.

    yes, narrow binding planned, machine quilting in each hexigon. have done one before but arranged floweretts differantly.

    crossing fingers get it done soon !

    Ell

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    It's turning out great!

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    I like it and think round (or roundish - is there such a word?) would be good!!

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    Love how you fussy cut some of the hexes.

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    I like the hex shape. Nothing says it has to be square or round. I think it's very creative - love your colors and patterns! Very pretty!

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    It's perfect like this, much more interesting than if you squared it.

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    Very pretty fabric choices! If it were me, I would have only put two rows of fill-in blocks (not three like on the blue) then the green would flow evenly around the whole quilt. Anxious to see it when you're done.

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    I love it!

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    I love the fussy cut patches with the flowers. The quilt top is wonderful

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    Beautiful...I wouldn't worry about square, different shapes make for interesting quilts. Lovely work!

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    oh, I love it. I wouldnt make it square, who says quilts need to be square - Id just finish the green around and call it "magic garden", sharet

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    It is great just the way it is.

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    maybe not square or rectangle. Think it has a shape of it's own. The seam ripper has become attached to my hand lately.. Not Edward Scissor hands but Ell Seam Ripper Hand! hah!

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