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Thread: Top done, but odd size?

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    What did you intend it for? If it was specifically for a bed, you'll have to add some. But if it was just a throw- which is a great size for a good, cozy throw, I think it's fine!

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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.
    Tartan has expressed just what I was thinking.......there's nothing wrong with a square quilt, but most uses in my life are rectangular, ie bed shape or napping on the couch. So I tend to make rectangular quilts, even tho the pattern is for a square. And I agree about the coloring in the bottom right block.
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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.
    Thats what I would do also, I never make square quilts......

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    It would make a lovely wallhanging.
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    I concur a black border would work if you want it larger. Otherwise what wrong with an odd size quilt? Love your Fasset fabric by the way. Your quilt's great.

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    Very nice,love your colors..

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    Wow, my favorite kind of quilt! Simple black border and Viola! Thanks for sharing.
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    I love bright colors.This is beautiful. I have had the same problem as you. I would finish the quilt as it and use it with pleasure on a sofa or just across a bed if you need a splash of color in a bedroom. If you decide to add black borders, make the quilt longer than it is wide. That may give it a more pleasing look to you. I love it.
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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.
    This was exactly my thought too. Whenever I see a design for a square quilt, I always plan on adding another row or two to make it a quilt shape, because square just doesn't fit into my "mental images" of a quilt, if you can understand that.

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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.
    Agree with this post. It is a great quilt whatever you do!

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    It is beautiful.....Do what you want with the size...it is your quilt and it can be whatever you want it to be....

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    I think a black border would really be nice. It would really frame the bright, beautiful colors in the quilt!

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    Looks wonderful.
    I would add a border to it of black.

    This is nice to know - maybe make a not on the pattern to add one more roll at the bottom.

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    Thanks all for your wonderful ideas.
    It is now done and "sealed".


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    I like the idea of a square quilt for this, because of the symmetry of it, it is reminiscent of Chinese lattice windows
    It is 77 inch square. I will use it as a wall hanging or a throw or a quilt for a petite lady. I'm sure it will do fine.

    I've depleted my last bit of Kona espresso cotton. So I cannot bind it until I get my hands on some.
    You know, I can't just drive down to Joann's! LOL...

    Thanks again. You guys are wonderful!

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    I agree with the black border and feel that someone will love this quilt.

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    I love the brightness of it. It would work on a twin size or over the back of the couch for watching TV.
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    What a beauty.

    I agree with framing it out with a 5 inch border and 7 inch top and bottom border and bind in black too..love Kona cotton to keep color and works very well. Good luck
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    It's very pretty colors a black border would probably finish it off and also it would be a nice size to throw over a chair and it's pretty. Sue

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    I love the colors! A black border would do well to solve your dilema.
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    I love the quilt and the fabric. You could always donate it to a charity to be auctioned off as a fund raiser...or you could just send it to me.

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    Your added borders finish your quilt nicely. I think it would be the perfect size for a nap quilt, and after reading through this thread I've decided the nap quilt I want to make for myself should be not only bright and colorful like yours, but also this size. I want to be able to cover both shoulders and toes, and the width would accommodate a cat or two as well (one of my kitties likes "unders" any time, and another likes to snuggle under a blanket with me all winter long).

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzanprincess View Post
    Your added borders finish your quilt nicely. I think it would be the perfect size for a nap quilt, and after reading through this thread I've decided the nap quilt I want to make for myself should be not only bright and colorful like yours, but also this size. I want to be able to cover both shoulders and toes, and the width would accommodate a cat or two as well (one of my kitties likes "unders" any time, and another likes to snuggle under a blanket with me all winter long).
    Glad you like it

    I wanted to edit the first post to include the latest I've done to the quilt.
    But it wouldn't let me edit it.
    So thank you ladies for your ideas. The latest design is posted in page 7.

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    love it, i like the idea of a black binding as well, LOVE THE COLORS!

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    I would add a border replicating the border around the squares

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