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    Stash Busting

    These aren't "finished" but thought I'd post them here instead, as I probably won't get a chance to purchase backings for a while. These are two quilt tops I made using flannel fat quarter packs. I love to buy coordinating fat quarters but find it hard to find patterns that work with them. Love love love how both of these came out.
    The rainbow one I had to squeeze the squares out of the fat quarters and had barely anything leftover, also borrowed the white flannel from another project I had set aside to make someday (it'll be the batting for a beach blanket) but I'm sure once I do that project the leftover white would have been added to the stash anyhow.
    The dragonflies one I am in love with, I had received this fat quarter pack from my mom as a gift and didn't have any inspiration for it at all until now. I ended up swapping out one of the colours (a princess printed one went out and replaced with the dark pink one) I also used a 1/2 yard cut (the pink sashing and triangles) that I had kicking around (actually my only yardage of flannel and really have no clue what the motivation was for buying it...) I had a little bit of the dragonflies leftover but ended up fussy cutting the posts out of it, and had a little bit of the 1/2 yard of pink leftover, and 3 striped triangles leftover (I like it when I have a lot leftover, to make another top, or practically nothing leftover)




    Both of the patterns call for borders, but they are already big enough for baby quilts so I may pass.... not sure yet
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    great job on both of them. I have a soft spot for dragonflies I have never made a quilt without a border, would you just put a skinny binding on it?

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    Very nice job on both!
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    I vote for at least a thin border, like a picture frame. My opinion is it gives them more of a finished look.
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    Wow, you have been a busy bee. They look great and nice colors.
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    they are very nice!!!!
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    Like them both, especially the 1st one...isn't it fun to get something nice from the scrap bin?!

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    nicely done... i'd just do a thin border to make the sashing look complete
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    Great job on both. Got to love it when you can create something pretty with leftovers.

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    Both off them are very pretty.
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    Borders on a quilt are like a frame on a picture -- and your two quilts are lovely! I'd do borders the size of your sashing to keep it all balanced. Love both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by busy fingers View Post
    Great job on both. Got to love it when you can create something pretty with leftovers.
    Ditto, and I like your darker pink choice.

    I would not add a border. I rarely have borders on my quilts.
    Borders, unless pieced to reflect/enhance the top usually look to me like a way to enlarge a quilt.

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    Both have that comfy, huggable quality! Nice work ...

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    Both quilts are darling. You did an especially nice job on them.

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    Nice job! Great colors!!

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    Beautiful. I loved the second one. Do you mind sharing the name of the pattern?
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    You did an excellent piecing job on both but I LOVE the second one!!

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    Both are very pretty. Love the colors. Nicely done.

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    I like them both. I haven't used solids in awhile and that one really looks good to me. Somehow a simple pattern looks more dramatic.
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    Looks like you did a wonderful job with these - congrats!

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    Great job and thank you for sharing
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    Pretty and happy.
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    Such nice bright colors.

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    Nicely done on both of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    nicely done... i'd just do a thin border to make the sashing look complete
    I agree, thin border to make the sashing pop and then a scrappy binding!

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