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Thread: so if i showed you these blocks....

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    so if i showed you these blocks....

    how would you tell me to make them into a quilt? just like this? with sashing around each one? around a block of 4? with a carpenters star in the center and all these around it? i have 126 of these and hubby and son are pinning them to the wall as i type. input! i want the recipient to say oh WOW holy COW that is stinking AWESOME lady!
    this awesome lady is stumped!
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    Your hubby and son know what they are doing. It's a wonderful, colorful quilt. Quilts don't have to be complex to be beautiful. This one is heading toward beautiful AND fun!

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    I am not sure what the pattern is called but I would line the same colors up diagonally(like lines of dark blue, lines of light blue etc), then from there i would make it go from light colors to dark colors haha I am not very good at explaining things haha, but either way this quilt is going to look awesome!
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    Love them just as they are. Sashing would interupt the wonderful motion in the simple pattern.

    I loooooove it!

    EDIT: The randomness of what your guys are doing is great. The mixed lights and darks allow the eye to move over the quilt in a pleasent way.

    EDIT: Here is a sample of something similar and it shows how some quilts just work when they are random.

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    Loooooove it all over again just the way it is developing!
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    No to any kind of sashing ... I like the layout just the way it is. Not sure if I would mix it up scrappy like you have it, or attempt to organize the colors in some fashion. Is the recipient an organized, planner type or is she more of a free spirit??
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    Looks beautiful as is!!!!!!

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    I think you are all set. I'd just sew it up as it is.
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    i like it the way it is... no sashing
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    Do you mean sashing or border? It looks just beautiful the way it is, but you could put a border around it in on of those colors..............

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    I agree with everyone that it looks great just as it is, very colorful..
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    I like it just the way it is! Be sure and let us see the final project.

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    I agree no to sashing....
    nice blocks

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    I like no sashing....but how big do you want it and will sqshing help you accomplish this? How comfortable are you matching seams? What does the design say to the recipient? To many variables you have to consider.

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    I like it as is.
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    ahhhh thank you! now the wall is FULL of them! i thought of doing the colors light to dark but some of them i only have 6 blocks total and so since it was just scrappy that i was working with i thought i would leave it scrappy. i DO, however, have about 600 little triangle cut offs that are now HST's that i can square up and use them as a sawtooth border, even tho they are small. and then add a strip of the background and then a bright border to finish it all maybe. not sure yet, but will keep you posted. i LOVE that quilt you showed me, that is fabulous!
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    I like the first one, good color arrangement.
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    No sashing--keep it the way it is!

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    I love it the way it is!!!!! It brings a smile. Have fun finishing it off!
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    I like it as it is, nice and bright

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    Looks great just as it is.
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    How about sewing verticle columns, and then offsetting them by starting every other column with a half block. Here is a link to something similar.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/126804545728458289/

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    Wow, I love it just like it is!!!
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    It is wonderful just the way it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh Wow!! Holy Cow!!! Is that one for me???? hehehehe?? I hope so!! It is so bright and cheerful! I say "NO SASHING!!"
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