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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Two quilts that gelled together


When I had finished the nine patch and sashing I began to look for a suitable border and was thinking of a green. I then remembered the postard quilt that had not worked on it's green background. So I decided to cut it up to make the border. As most of the postcards were either less than 8 inches wide or 8 inches tall - I cut them out to make a 10 inch boarder including some of the original green background to unify it ... this time I think they work.


Should I add another cream border? Or some more green? Or just get it quilted?

Finished quilt
 

12 comments:

  1. wow it so nice.

    Nice work Deb :D

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  2. To Border or Not to Border that is the Question- I like it the way it is, a light border might distract from the green/postcard frame,

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  3. I like this! Very clever solution. Just a light binding I think.

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  4. It turned out great! Very creative solution. I think a very thin light border or just a light binding. Pat L in NY

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  5. What a unique combination. Isn't that what makes quilting so fun?! I love it as is with a binding to do the framing--oh well, just my two cents or however you call it in Australia. :)

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  6. You combined the two very nicely to make a unique and beautiful quilt! IMHO I would just bind it.

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  7. What a HUGE difference that creative border made!!! I think I'm leaning toward 'just bind it' but you're on a creative roll so do what feels right to you:)
    Pat

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  8. Congrats on finding a solution to both 'problems' and creating a great quilt! I'd just quilt and bind :)

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  9. Great way to combine blocks from 2 quilt projects. I like it! I don't think I'd add any other border. Quilt, add a light or white binding and you will have completely finished your quilt. Very nice!

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  10. Final choice is no border and green binding - thanks eveyone for your help

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  11. I vote quilt and then bind in the green.....

    the postcards and nine-patches look great together

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  12. That really gels. The postcards go so well with the 9 patches. I say just quilt it.

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