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Just finished this quilt top today thinking for me it's too scrappy, it is 60" square and thinking I might add a border like a tone on tone no pattern to frame it in and make it abit bigger, any suggestions?

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Comment by Connecting Threads on October 29, 2009 at 9:17am
Linda, it's gorgeous! I agree with the comments below on just binding in a dark fabric. Did I understand correctly? You started it Oct 16th of THIS YEAR????? That's less than 2 weeks ago! Um, I have a large pile of UFO's that could use your energy!
Comment by Linda/B.C. on October 29, 2009 at 8:46am
Thank you everyone for the compliments, this is a Lori Smith design, she has a web site called
www.frommyhearttoyourhands.com----I used fabric from my stash, I started it Oct. 16th, I usually sew in the mornings so it didn't really take that long. I see by the suggestions that I should leave it as is so thats what I'm going to do, I have some real dark tone on tone brown for the binding, so today I'll see what I got in my stash for the backing then get it loaded on the frame. I'm on a no buy for this month, so it might end up being a pieced backing.
Comment by Char on October 29, 2009 at 8:43am
I love it like it is now. There's no such thing as too scrappy to me.
Comment by Kathryn Benson on October 29, 2009 at 8:26am
Wow! I would just bind it. Because all your add on borders are pieced, I would not add just a plain strip fabric border. I think it would detract from what you've done.
Comment by Annie on October 29, 2009 at 7:07am
I think it looks fine just as it is! I would use a dark brown for the binding, but that's just a suggestion!
Comment by Linda F/MS on October 29, 2009 at 7:02am
WOW This quilt is GORGEOUS...I only hope someday I can produce sometihing this lovely..I think anything you do will be fine. I mean look what you have created. Did you have a pattern? How long did it take you to finish?
Comment by cellogirl on October 29, 2009 at 6:14am
It's a great quilt!! totally successful in all details!! Did you design this, or is there a pattern available? Congratulations!!--With lots of quilting and a dark binding, you will have a fabulous heirloom!!
Comment by Lynda Banks/Ont. on October 29, 2009 at 6:13am
Magnificent quilt Linda!!!! I wouldn't change a thing, it's stunning as is. Hope you are going to enter it in a show???? It's a winner!!!
Comment by Susan B on October 29, 2009 at 6:11am
What a beautiful quilt! To make it larger maybe try a dark hunter green or cranberry but it is lovely just the way it is!! Wow!
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 29, 2009 at 6:07am
Too scrappy - is there such a thing? I love it! I know what you mean though, about wanting a "calmer" border - some place to rest the eyes. Let us know what you decide.

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