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Suggestions on assembling these blocks please

Old 07-29-2012, 08:28 AM
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Hi all,
I recently put together these fun, bright blocks. They are hanging on the design board in no particular order.

I'm looking for input on how to assemble the top. I have nothing in mind at the moment so I am open to all ideas.

What a wonderful day it has been - you see, dh is away for a few days so I decided this would be the week of reckoning. I would complete all three of the large quilt tops I had going. I was 'chatting' with a friend about LA one of the quilts for me and told her I would send a picture of the blocks and rows in progress. Well, much to my surprise and complete lack of memory, the top is completely assembled! And, it gets better. So were the other two tops!!! Woohoo. Guess I'll be going shopping for lots of backing materials.

Thanks in advance for you ideas.

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:40 AM
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I like the way it looks on the design wall and the blue take at to the quilt.... lol I think I would go with a blue boarder and bind with a scrappy binding left over material from the block.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:45 AM
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looks great..watch that no two fabric are alike next to each other and just go for it...I would suggest sewing in sections..you know, 2 blocks, the 4 four blocks,,makes it go together so much easier
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:00 AM
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Oh the 'construction' of the quilt top I have under control. And believe you me, it is going to be a task that no two fabs of the same should touch. I have been moving those puppies around like nobody's business which is why I was asking for ideas about putting it all together - you know, sashing, mini blocks, blank blocks with applique, etc.

It is such a fun little burst of color and was trying only to create something from stash pieces. Alas, appears I may have yet another UFO :-)

And Scrapquilter is right on the money with the blue. I had been thinking the same thing since the painter's tape holding up my 'design wall' goes so well. <bg>

thanks ladies, and keep the ideas and suggestions coming.
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looks great..watch that no two fabric are alike next to each other and just go for it...I would suggest sewing in sections..you know, 2 blocks, the 4 four blocks,,makes it go together so much easier
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:02 AM
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looking good... needs some curves in the quilting IMHO
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:07 AM
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wow pretty i love it just the way it is.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:53 AM
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I think I would start by positioning all the blocks with the smaller pieced center squares to the right. I would then see if any of the colours were touching and change those. You could also switch the positioning of the smaller center pieces to alternate if you like it better. They look great with that blue tape you have around them. I think I would look for fabric in that colour for the first border and then a wider border of the orange?
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Looks great the way you have it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:23 PM
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How could you go wrong with these fabulous, colorful blocks? Honestly, you could put them all in a bag and pull them out one at a time and sew them how you see them. Yes, the blue tape makes you think that blue IS the color to go with. But try red/orange or lime or yellow or..... You get my drift. If you want it larger, the same thing goes for narrow sashing, maybe pinwheel corner blocks in not sashing or border colors. Options abound with this beauty. Have fun with it - and DH gone. Excellent!
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:26 PM
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I like doing them with no seams touching...love the color you chose.
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