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Thread: Want your opinion on this quilt

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    Super Member kristen0112's Avatar
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    I am working on a UFO I started earlier this year and then abandoned. I had the block laid out originally 4 columns and 6 rows but that made it really long and narrow, I could do 4c by 5r. But to do 5c & 5r would require I make one more block. The center blocks were scraps from another quilt I made. I have a little bit of those fabrics but not in the strip sets, just 1/8 to 1/4 of a yards pieces or less. If I can remember correctly I wanted to add a border in the blue background print, that had small pinwheels placed in a sporadic manner along the border. These would be in the various fabrics found in the center blocks.

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    Would making that open block a very colorful label be an answer? Beautiful quilt, someone is going to love it.

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    it's absoutely fabulous so far. with a border it will be gorgeous!! sounds good to me.

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    Just a suggestion, make one equal sized scrappy block of all the pieces left over, put in very center of quilt and move existing block to open space on side of quilt.

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    Just curious. But what is the quilt's purpose? Assuming the blocks are 12" finished in size, 4x6 would fit nicely on a twin bed as a topper. 5x5 would be better to snuggle under, while watching TV. So, it's all in what you intend to use the quilt for.

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    I also opt for the center block either scrap of all fabs, or a label. or... if the blocks are a larger size make it 4x6 and use the ones left over for a sham....or if the quilt is for a girl, how about a matching doll blanket?

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    I think I would do 4 X 5 and make the extra squares into throw pillows.

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    If you have pieces, you could easily cut the strips and make the color combinations for the pinwheels. I think it would bother me if the one was different from all the others in the center (particularly the red). But that's me.

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    Beautiful blocks!

    I'd do a special center block. Think about who it's for. Would they like a Sun Bonnet Sue in the center. Or a beautiful applique flower block?

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    I too was thinking about putting a different block in the very center of 5 x 5. Especially if you use scraps from the other blocks for it. An applique flower sound really nice, and you would only have to make one.

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    Yes do a veriation block for the center.........

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    Maybe make a center block out of the scraps and also use the border fabrics in it to help tie it in?

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    I would pull off the four extra, put a wide border on the quilt and use those four extra blocks as corners on the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I would pull off the four extra, put a wide border on the quilt and use those four extra blocks as corners on the border.
    Thats what I was going to say.

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    Thank you all for your suggestions they were all great ideas. I decided to tough it out and make one more block which meant making a strip set - not the end of the world. It's not the same line up so hopefully no one will notice. I decided to do that because of the alternate pattern I had going with the red pinwheels... I did really toy with the idea of a center block or using the 4 extras as the corners for the borders.

    Now for the border. I think I am going to do a narrow border in the dark blue/green dotted fabric. Then a wider white border with mini pinwheels cascading across and down the sides and top. How does that sound? (I know like a lot more work)

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    I would do an extra... but place it on the side

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    I would do an extra... but place it on the side
    That's where its going in that empty spot :-)

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    I love this quilt. I think the suggestion to make one very scrappy block and place it in the center is great. With a border it's going to be very striking looking!!

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    I think it is a lovely quilt :D

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    Go for it make another block. Thanks for sharing.

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