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Thread: thimbleberries quilt pic need help please

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    I'm back quilting again. I took a few weeks break so I don't get burned out.

    I have a delima. I need to make this 10 inches longer. It is 60 X 60 right now.

    Do you think it would look ok to put a thin border of the rose on at the top and bottom and then a wider row of the flowered on?

    Any suggestions?
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    Yes that could work. Or... you could add a pieced row at the top and bottom then add a solid border. So far it looks very nice.

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    Just me, but I think it is hard to make a square quilt into a rectangular quilt without it looking odd.

    Why not just add 10 inches both ways and have a 70 inch square quilt?

    But if you must, maybe put a row at the top and bottom, then add an equal amount all the way around..

    Not sure how it will turn out, but it will be balanced


    Nice job, by the way.....congrats on a beautiful quilt

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    Thanks. I don't think I can handle a 70 X 70 quilting it on my sewing machine, it might be too big for me to handle. It was a kit so I'll have to get more fabric for it.


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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Does this look ok, or should I connect the gold fabric circled?
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    That is exactly what I had been thinking, but didnt know how to describe it to you..

    I think this looks good.

    Very creative solution...

    keep it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathyd
    Yes that could work. Or... you could add a pieced row at the top and bottom then add a solid border. So far it looks very nice.
    That's what I'm thinking. It already has solid borders, so adding more without blocks to break it up is overkill.

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    Very nice way to make it work. I think it's gorgeous btw. And for a laugh, I thought the pink was a border, then realized it was the carpet color...hehe sorry about that...

    But it's a good solution, I say keep it. :oops:

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    It is a beautiful quilt - with and without the added bit. I am like you - I just do not care all that much for square quilts........ to get them long enough for beds today - they become problematic.

    I think you solved your problem well!! Carry ON!!!

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    It's beautiful :D

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    Great solution for a beautiful quilt :thumbup:

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    Thanks everyone. More eyes are better than just mine.

    Did you notice almost every quilt matches my carpet? :lol: :lol:

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    That is beautiful! I would add another rose border all the way around.

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    Very nice quilt. I like the look of it after you added your borders...I also liked it before :) :) !

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    I agree with CrissyQuilts in Alaska.....another rose border all the way around would be quite nice. :D

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    looks great to me!
    It's beautiful!!!!!

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    Another fantastic quilt from you, sewnsewer! I love it! Looks like your break was very rejuvenating! Your solution is perfect and does not distract from the center pattern as a wide, unbalanced border would. I would connect the gold where you have it circled, yes, but that's just my opinion (and I mostly make 60 to 70 inch square quilts, but they are not for beds).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rein
    It is a beautiful quilt - with and without the added bit. I am like you - I just do not care all that much for square quilts........ to get them long enough for beds today - they become problematic.

    I think you solved your problem well!! Carry ON!!!

    I am the same way. And I agree I think you solved your problem well!

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    Very nice...and you solved your issue nicely. I've had that same problem before and its a difficult one to work out sometimes. You did a great job...I love your colors and that is one beautiful quilt!

    Patti

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    That works. Great work. And what a Beautiful quilt.

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    Not sure how to answer you, but wanted to say your quilt is beautiful

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    It looks awesome with or without. You did a great job. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Excellent solution! I would connect the borders you have circled.
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    Oh, your quilt is so absolutely gorgeous! I would connect the gold border too, just so it doesn't look like it's just sitting there alone for no reason? But either way it will look just perfect! :)

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