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    what do i do?

    Working on this quilt.
    Do I put the 2" cream squares on the brown border along the outside? My thinking is no. i dont have a pattern so i am just winging this as i go along.

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    I like to have my blocks completely sashed all the way around before I add the border, so if I were making this I would add the cream blocks, then add a narrow "stop" border and then add the border you have shown. But as you know, there are no quilt police!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Bonnie Hunter is working on a Sister's Choice quilt this week on her site www.quiltville.blogspot. Look for her free pattern and see if it gives you some ideas. It looks like you have already added the large brown border or is that a banker underneath? If so maybe you can appliqué the white cornerstones to complete the design? If not I would add the brown sashing and corner stones to finish the design.

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    I think I would add the cornerstones in order to break up the brown. Then I would add an outside border to complete it. I love your quilt, btw!

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    That is a brown blanket underneath. All I have are the squares and the lattice between them. Nothing on the outside framing the larger squares (top/bottom or sides). So the small cream squares should be continued through the outside trim?

    Thanks Mimi. It's much better than I thought it would be considering the stars are just made out of scraps.
    Last edited by quiltingnd; 04-27-2013 at 04:30 PM.

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    I would complete the lattice all the way around the quilt just as you have it in the center, then add a border. I know you used scraps, but I'm kinda thinking of a red border...
    Love it so far!!!
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    Looking at it, I agree in adding the cream squares to finish blocking in your blocks. then add additional border. Great quilt!!

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    I agree with nativetexan. This how I would do it too.
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    Great quilt! I wish my scrappy looked that good.

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    that quilt is going extremely well. I agree with Artsyone. I would put on an outer sashing, a plain narrow row then the border you planned, unless that makes the quilt too big, in which case, leave off the outer sashing.

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    I agree with ArtsyOne
    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I like to have my blocks completely sashed all the way around before I add the border, so if I were making this I would add the cream blocks, then add a narrow "stop" border and then add the border you have shown. But as you know, there are no quilt police!

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    Add the final border!

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    A very beautiful quilt.
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    yep, cornerstones all way around but beautiful quilt

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    I agree with artsyone.
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    I would certainly continue the cream squares in the first border. Without them it doesn't look cohesive to me. I agree with ArtsyOne

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    I would add a solid border with the corner stones, then add your cream 2" border and then another border of a color in your quilt to pull it together.

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    Are you adding the outside sashing and a border or just a border? If the border is going to be a different color than the outside sashing, yes add the coins. If the border is the same color as the sashing, no, the coins will stick out and pull the eye to them.

    Finish the sashing around the outside with the coins and add the border only if it is a different color.

    If just a border, then don't add the coins.

    This quilt is very nice. I like the stars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Looking at it, I agree in adding the cream squares to finish blocking in your blocks. then add additional border. Great quilt!!
    I agree, this would look great!!!

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    I agree, you need to complete the sashing 1st, then move on as she stated. Love the final border!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I like to have my blocks completely sashed all the way around before I add the border, so if I were making this I would add the cream blocks, then add a narrow "stop" border and then add the border you have shown. But as you know, there are no quilt police!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    This is what I ended up with. Not sure if I like the narrow border. (no scraps of red to use) I was aiming for lap size (57x70) and I ended up with 57x68. Wish it hadn't been a couple of inches short, but couldn't figure out how to add on to the length without messing up the width. The binding will be the same brown as in the lattice.



    Anyways...what do you think?

    Now to figure out how to quilt it.
    Last edited by quiltingnd; 04-29-2013 at 03:47 PM.

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    Decided not to try fmq on it and went with a safe diamond quilt pattern.

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    It turned out beautifully. love it. I just made a quilt and had to trim the top and bottom border 1/2 half inch different from each other due to the backing fabric being short. no one notices. Great job!!!

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    I'm so glad that you posted the completed top. You have a real treasure there...it's LOVELY!
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    Thank you. Its for my mom for mothers day. Only my 6th quilt ever.

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