Step 3 July Scrappy

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MizPat replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 1:00 PM

Judy and Donna,

Both your quilts inspire me!  I love the sailing-themed borders, Judy.  It gives definition to a quilt that could so easily been OK and made it OH WOW!  Donna, I've always wanted to do a bargello, just never had the courage.  WTG, especially for a first quilt.

 

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Helen replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 3:34 PM

Your border fabric gives your blocks the "WOW" factor.  Beautiful quilt!  I am going on a hunt for the perfect border fabric, your quilt has renewed my appeal to these blocks.

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Ginny L replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 4:31 PM

Judy,  your quilt turned out great, nice choice, that border looks like you had it planned all along.

Donna ,I've always liked bargellos also, and finally made a wall hanging. The fabric was the hard part, nice job.

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Donna replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 5:19 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments about my bargello.  I agree with you Ginny picking out 17 or more different fabrics was a challange.  Of course my favorite colors are purple and yellow, so that was where I started.

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gwen replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 6:15 PM

 

 

My scrappy blocks which I'm finding hard to cut!!  And this is my MQ6 I haven't finished yet.  Lots to keep busy with this summer.  I do love the look of the 'cut up' quilts posted.  Tempted...I'll see.

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Gwen~ your MQ6 is beautiful! I love those fabrics. 

 

 

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PennyWyo replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 8:26 PM

Love your MQ6, Gwen.  Very elegant and romantic.  I have four or five yards of that little print with the pink flowers that I'm planning to use in a backing.  So  lovely!  Don't be afraid to cut those blocks; you'll be pleased with the outcome.  New experiences are good for the soul.

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Gwen--Like your scrappy blocks and your MQ6 has really sweet fabrics in it!

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Susie:

Wow, Judy!  Great job!  I wish mine looked as nice.  But I think I have too many large pieces for it to work out well.  Maybe if I just cut it up one more time...I was thinking of using the DNP concept for another set of cuts.

Donna--beautiful quilt!  I'm terrified of that pattern, although I would like to make one some day.

Thanks Susie.

Try cutting your blocks one more time--Whatever you do, I'm sure it'll be interesting in the long run.   Please post a photo when you do the next cut!  Thanks.

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MizPat:
I love the sailing-themed borders, Judy.  It gives definition to a quilt that could so easily been OK and made it OH WOW!

That's quite the complement!  Thanks MizPat!!

Love all the comments from everyone!  Glad you folks like the idea of the borders!

 

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Bonita replied on Wed, Jul 18 2012 7:20 PM

Gwen, beautiful MQ6 fabrics and your scrappy is looking good too.

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Donna replied on Wed, Jul 18 2012 10:37 PM

Here is my July Scrappy.  I am not sure what I think about it.  What do yall think????

 

Maybe the outter boarder is just too much.  Help?

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Jean replied on Thu, Jul 19 2012 5:57 AM

What about a darker color?  I need to finish sewing mine together, I had to cut it another time.  Hope it helps.

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I think the inner border sets it off nicely. Is the size an issue, is that why you added the outer border?

 

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Hi Donna,

I like your scrappy quilt with all the jewel tones.  I like the fabric in your outer border.  It certainly picks up all the colors that are in your quilt so I can see why you choose it. It is really fun and cheerful!  I think it does work , so if you love it you're done!  

I you really want to change it, I think Jean's idea of a dark color is a good thought.  A deep purple perhaps?  You could audition a couple colors and see what you like best. The inner border is great--don't change that!

Let us know what you decide!

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