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Thread: Top done, but odd size?

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    I love it! I think if you want to add borders do so. It will still be beautiful with or without.
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    I rarely make a "normal" sized quilt.Leave it as it is and bind.it.Its very pretty

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    I think all of mine are odd sizes- unless I have followed a pattern without any changes along the way. If you don't want another border, don't bother. I have a few that are on the backs of chairs for the kids to wrap up in while watching TV at night. Or, you have a quick gift when you need it.

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    It's a beautiful quilt and I agree with several to add a plain border.

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    I would definitely add a border. I would do the black. It sure is gorgeous but definitely needs a border.
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    This one would be hard to add larger boarders to one side without making it look odd. If you have enough fabric, maybe you could just add another row to it. It is beautiful fabric and the pattern is great for it. Too bad it doesn't go with your decor. It would make a nice throw for the back of a couch.
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    There's nothing wrong with a square quilt. All it needs is a black binding. It is too gorgeous to be unfinished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It is beautiful! If you don't have anymore of the fabric, I think I would remove a row of four and add three squares to the bottom. That will leave one square for a pillow and I would add a narrow black border and binding. Is it just my screen but the right bottom corner square looks a little different colour? I would put that one in a pillow.
    I these are excellent suggestions, Tartan.

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    Beautiful like it is! Over the back of the couch! Black border would be great too!!:-)

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    If you have more fabric to make more blocks how about another row on the bottom - 4 wide x 5 long

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    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing, add black border
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    In my eye, I can easily see a black border which would carry out the theme of bordering all the blocks with black. I'd go for an even border extending the finished quilt to approx. 72x72. JMHO!

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    Is there a 6 to 9 year old girl in your life? It would be perfect for a child that age. It is a beautiful quilt!

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    I wouldn't move anything, just add a black border, it's a striking quilt. As someone already suggested, if the size doesn't work any other way, fold it and drape it over a chair, and when you feel the need for a big snuggly lap quilt there it is.

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    Thanks all, wonderful ideas.
    Actually the shot cotton used is Kona Espresso, not black
    I think I know what I'd do now. Will post a picture when everything is done.
    Thanks again

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    Very striking! It looks great as is, or perhaps add a black border-? It would make a lovely throw......
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    This is beautiful. I would add a black binding and call it good. I think it would make a great lap quilt.

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    I think it is lovely. A black border around with scraps (if you have any of the inside colors) would be a nice finish. I don't worry about size anymore- as far as I'm concerned, there are no rules of right or wrong with size. This would make a wonderful cuddle up and read, watch TV, etc. quilt. Do what makes YOU happy!!!!

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    My first thought too , was a black border. very beautiful quilt.

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    I was thinking along the lines of Tartan but my thought was to remove a row, add the borders and binding, but to make a table runner of the row removed. You can consider that if you think putting another row on the bottom of the quilt would make it too long compared to it's width.
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    hehe..i agree..a blk border...its lovely work...

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    I would do a simple black border. It is absollute perfection. I love your color choices!

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    This is lovely. I have one fq bundle of this style fabric and haven't decided what to do with it. I don't feel I have enough to do a complete quilt but I am not sure what to add. I am now thinking solid black is a great idea. I can't wait to see your finished project.

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    What a beautiful, striking quilt - I would add a black border just to frame it.

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    It's gorgeous. I think binding it in black would make it zing!

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