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Thread: so i wanted something quick and easy....HA!!

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    Senior Member adyldrop's Avatar
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    I have loved this tute since I first saw it posted:http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/18094.page

    ***Sondray can I just say you rock!!!!!!!!****
    I LOVE ric-rac. I mean I love the stuff!! So i've obviously wanted to do a ric-rac style quilt for a while but me and HST just don't agree. I'm hoping that will change once I try out my new wondercut ruler!! Anyhoodles I just finished putting the top together and sewing my seams open. I was inspired by my stash and lilacs since they just smell purty. Should I add a border or leave as is?? Mine came out wider so if I wanna snuggle with my honey there'll be room. That is if the ric-rac (!) stripes are horizontal. If I leave them vertical stripes then it'd be pretty decent sized but I feel like it'd be good for just me. Although he never really has a need for blankets!:lol: For something that was gonna be quick easy and wham-bam-done, I feel like I've been working on this for a while!! And I still need to quilt it!! Opinions?

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    The whole thing in it's ric-rac stylin' glory!!!! Thanks Sondray!!!!!!
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    Very cool! I'm thinking no to the border, I think it will look like true ric rac without it.

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    Oh it just pops off the picture. Love the 3-D effect. I would keep the quilting simple (back to my favorite: stitch in the ditch).

    I agree with the "no border" comment.

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    It DOES look 3-D, doesn't it?? Great looking quilt. Hmmmmm, just another idea. :roll:

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    yeah i'm a lover of the straight line quilting that echos the seam a 1/4'' away. like this chick's awesome work:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/...eb5090b4a5.jpg over at red pepper quilts. so that's what i'm wanting to do!

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    Oh, I just love red pepper quilts- the COLORS! she uses especially. I like her stitch in the ditch on both sides, too. It looks so professional or something with it being on both sides.

    I vote no borders on this. It looks complete as is.

    This quilt is on my to-do list- I love zigzag quilts and NO HSTs! I want to make a Christmas one with bright white, lime greens, dark greens, red and maybe one bright pink zigzag. Yours is gorgeous in these "normal" colors, though, so maybe I need to make two of them- one for most of the year, and one for Christmas.

    You did a really good job!

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    I vote for no borders. The crosshatch quilting you like so well, will work nicely with this quilt. Then use the dark gray looking fabric for the binding.

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    Well, so far it's unanimous! No borders. The "rick rack" just pops! Great job!

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    Love the rick rack look.I agree, no border.

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    Great job! Love the rick rack! It does look 3D! I vote no borders!

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    I vote "No" to a border, too! It does look 3-D! I really like the way it pops so now I guess I'm gonna have to try to make one for me...


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    No borders and echo quilting! Great! :lol: :lol:

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    Cool quilt. VERY NICE. I go with no board. I like how you have the zigzag going lengthwise, instead of crosswise.

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    Very cool Ady!! I too vote for no borders :D

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    Thanks so much you guys!! I like it more already!! And no borders since that seems to be the unanimous vote! I'll probably get more done on Friday. My honey came up from LI today early this afternoon so my next day off I'll have the whole day to sew. I also got more hand sewing done on that darn baby quilt project. Hopefully I'll have an update on that one soon too! Thanks to all ya'll for the great advice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    Very cool! I'm thinking no to the border, I think it will look like true ric rac without it.
    Dittoes! + great job

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    Wow, the 3-D effect makes me dizzy... but I like it!
    agree... no borders

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    Very pretty. It has a crisp, neat look. I like it very much and you did a wonderful job!

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    Love it and I agree no borders.

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    No border. (just my Opionion) I love it

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    Wow, that's a great quilt!!! I vote no borders, too!

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    Very effective quilt--no borders, they just aren't needed--I love the color combination, too--one, I wouldn't have thought about but very eye catching

    (another reason why I love this board, all these pics stretch my imagination beyond my "usual" ideas about color, etc.)

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    I vote for the light blue border to stop the motion and end it. I love the rick rack quilt, you did a great job! Kudos ... :D

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    I like the way it is :)
    May have to try this pattern too *adds it to the already long list*

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    May have to try this pattern too *adds it to the already long list*[/quote]




    Oh, I'm not the only one with a list like that??!?!?!? LOL!!! Glad to hear it!!!

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