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Thread: Your Opinion please

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    I have started a scrappy quilt. I've been a quilter for years but only recently got into scrappy. I don't have a large stash but I have been given small squares of various fabric and decided to make a postage stamp quilt. My squares being 2" before sewing. I want the quilt to have a country feel.
    My question is should I go all scrappy for the body and then add a border and maybe do some applique' in it, should I use the 4 X 4 squares with sashing around them or make them larger and do the same and which background do you think would be best or what color would you choose.
    Thanks for the input. Scrappy is new to me and I've seen some I really love and some, not so much. If you'd like to add to my stash with small scraps PM me. :?:
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    I would say #1...just seems to make those squares stand out!

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    I think you squares are beautiful. I like the plain color background. I think it shows the colors in the squares more. What ever you decide it will be wonderful.

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    No. 2, I like the brown. Than, depending on how much blue in your scraps, I would favor a blueish border with some floral applique. That would be truly country IMO.

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    I like #3, to me the blocks stand out and has more color. Just my 2 cents. :lol:

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    the first one...the darker brown would look great for the sashing...the squares pop

    the other two colors they just kinda blend into

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    I like #3. The other two have an overall dulling effect for me.

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    I like 1, with maybe 3 for the outer border?

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    I love #3 with the squares.

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    If you're going for sashing, I think that #1 would be the nicest against your pretty scrappy squares. Perhaps #3 as a border around that?

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    I think #1 is very nice - really makes the colors look rich.

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    I like #3 but I also think a black on black for your background would really make your blocks pop out if you have any on hand.

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    I like #3 and love scrap quilts. Please post a picture when this is finished.

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    If you want a bright look, I'd use 3 for sashing then 1 for border. I kind of like the mellow look of 2, and would use 1 for border and binding. For me that is a more tranquil look for a sleeping quilt.

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    I love #3 as it gives it a more old-fashioned feel which I love.

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    I like the 1st and 2nd choice.

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    Number 1 :thumbup:

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    I vote for #1 for sashings. Makes the colors richer. IMHO

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    It looks like #1 is the winner so far and that was my first choice but it's nice to know others feel the same and I'm not way off. I may use the others in the border.

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    Oh the yummy orangy fabric on the bottom. It gives it an authentic retro look.

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    I like the combination with fabric no 2. That gives it more of a country feel to me. Whatever you choose, it will turn out real nice. Best wishes.

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    Number one drabs it down and number two brightens it up. Just depends on which way you are leaning. I'd choose number one. Your blocks are wonderful. I would use 2 inch sashing between the blocks, and make a stop border of the same fabric around the edges. Then do a checkerboard border of scrappy squares or 2 x 4 inch piano keys. You are definately on the right track. Your neautrals really pull the scraps together for a cohesive feel. BRAVO for you stepping out of your box and trying something new.

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    I like the #2 best and WOULD NOT put a border on it. I love scrap quilts, like yours, that are border-less. "If" you do put a border on, I'd make it a scrappy border and not a plain one.

    Suzanne in VT

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    As you can see, everyone has their own opinion! Go with what you like.

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    I vote for #1

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