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Thread: Update on Kawasaki green quilt

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    As you may remember my DGD painted her bedroom Kawasaki Green and pink, and I am making her a new quilt for Christmas. Here is what I have done this week. Now my question is this. As well as I thought I had planned, the quilt side ended up a couple inches wider than the fleece side. It is for a twin bed. My thought now is to get some green fleece and make a border on the fleece side, and bind it over to the flannel side. My original plan was to use the pictured stripe for a sashing strip and then the fushia dots for the border. Now I don't much like the dots with it. There are fushia flowers in the cats. Opinions please......

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    I love your top, but I am not sure about the fuschia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I love your top, but I am not sure about the fuschia.
    I agree. I ordered it from fabric.com where I got a lot of the greens. You know how it is...have to audition several fabrics to find just the right one. Didn't see anything at Joann's I liked any better. But I did see that they have lime green fleece; didn't have time to get it that day.

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    I like the cat material. It blends nicely with the pink and green, I think the black it make its pop out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    I like the cat material. It blends nicely with the pink and green, I think the black it make its pop out.
    I Agree!

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    I don't like the dots...like the stripes and cats

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    I don't like the dots...like the stripes and cats
    Okay, the dots are gone. Should I just do the stripes as a border with no sashing? I saw her room and she has pink, green, & white stripe curtains, similar to the stripe. She is a cat lover; hence the cat fleece. I thought it would also help cut the shock of the green walls.

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    I love the cats

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    I like the cats first, and second, the stripes. The dots don't quite make it.
    Very cute snuggly quilt.
    Cheryl

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    I like the stripe for a border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reach for the stars 2
    I love the cats
    :D

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    Perfect!

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    Love the cats! It's a charming quilt.

    I really like your idea of buying some green fleece for a border on the back and bring it around to the front. You could always use a decorative stitch to sew it down with. There are several methods for reducing the bulk in the corners. Several forum members have given suggestions.

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    I like the dots and the cats....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter
    Love the cats! It's a charming quilt.

    I really like your idea of buying some green fleece for a border on the back and bring it around to the front. You could always use a decorative stitch to sew it down with. There are several methods for reducing the bulk in the corners. Several forum members have given suggestions.
    I will miter the corners and topstitch it down, maybe with a fancy stitch.

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    I love the cats. They are playful, fun, & make me think of being younger & loving life. The stripe is a bit more calm. What is your DGD like? Playful or quiet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    I don't like the dots...like the stripes and cats
    Okay, the dots are gone. Should I just do the stripes as a border with no sashing? I saw her room and she has pink, green, & white stripe curtains, similar to the stripe. She is a cat lover; hence the cat fleece. I thought it would also help cut the shock of the green walls.
    I like the stripes as a border with no sashing. LOVE the cat print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beffy_Boo
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    I don't like the dots...like the stripes and cats
    Okay, the dots are gone. Should I just do the stripes as a border with no sashing? I saw her room and she has pink, green, & white stripe curtains, similar to the stripe. She is a cat lover; hence the cat fleece. I thought it would also help cut the shock of the green walls.
    I like the stripes as a border with no sashing. LOVE the cat print.
    To answer a couple questions. She loves cats, and green and pink. She is rather quiet and serious; very sensitive. So I think using the stripe as a border with no sashing will work fine. I plan to go to Joann's tomorrow for the green fleece. I have to pick up some stuff I ordered for my embroidery machine. One of the things I got is a quilt design set. I plan to use it on the quilt. My goal is to finish it this week. The sewing room is pretty much back in order from my "flood" so I ought to be able to just zoom along. Oh, and one thing I would love to be able to find is some pink & green variegated thread for the quilting.

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    I like the stripe. Have you considered using the fuchsia dots for the binding? I love a contrasting binding, and you will see it on the back too.

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    Love the cats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I like the stripe. Have you considered using the fuchsia dots for the binding? I love a contrasting binding, and you will see it on the back too.
    Just remember this, the top is the cats, the backing is the quilted part. I hadn't thought of binding with the dots, but guess I could. The green fleece will be the border on the cat side. I was going to wrap that over to the quilt side, but will see how the dots looks when I get to that point. Thanks for your help.

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    I think binding with the dots would go good. Pick up on the dots in the green and pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimistutz
    I think binding with the dots would go good. Pick up on the dots in the green and pink.
    Good idea; thanks. I'll keep you all posted. It is raining again here so a good day to work on the quilt. Guess I had better get some breakfast and get into town to Joann's. The sooner I go the sooner I can get back and sew.

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