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Old 02-22-2007, 11:06 AM   #11
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I like quilt #2 the best.

Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
but I don't like the busy-ness of the border.
You could add a solid color border on to the quilt top first as an inner border (maybe yellow, white, or light blue) and then put your current border around as the outside border.

I hope you'll post a picture when you've finished the quilt! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas and I want to start some similar projects. Somehow I need to find a balance between the knitting I want to do and the sewing I'd like to try (and the scrapbooking that's waiting for me to return...)
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:10 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Tonid1980
The border fabric is busy... I was going to use that as a backing fabric...but the fact that it was so busy made me pull away from that...do you think its too busy for a backing fabric? ...
I think that fabric would be cute on the back of the quilt, too. Especially since it's a baby quilt. That way both sides are interesting for the baby to look at.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:14 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Lisa Kay
I like quilt #2 the best.

Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
but I don't like the busy-ness of the border.
You could add a solid color border on to the quilt top first as an inner border (maybe yellow, white, or light blue) and then put your current border around as the outside border.

I hope you'll post a picture when you've finished the quilt! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas and I want to start some similar projects. Somehow I need to find a balance between the knitting I want to do and the sewing I'd like to try (and the scrapbooking that's waiting for me to return...)
Ill deffinitely post a picture when Im done. Im going to have to play around some more with my design, maybe get some more fabrics. I need to make the quilt by March 7th so I may have to just go for it at some point and not worry too much about it. I really love the fabric that is the border fabric... Its so bright and colorful...

I understand what you mean about finding a balance with the various crafts... I pretty much started my obsessions all at once (about 14 months ago).. quilting, cross stitch, knitting and photography... my obsessive compulsive nature lends to me focusing on one at a time for a few months, then switching. If I didnt have this baby shower to go to I probably wouldnt be quilting for a few more months , this is my knitting time hehehe..



EDIT: Here it is reworked without the crazy boarder... it has the muted colors with the dark blue border. Id probably throw the pirate fabric (what I was going to originally user for the backing) in there instead of the muted blue, and use the colorfull border fabric for the backing... That is, if I can find more of that darkblue swirly fabric...
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:22 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Tonid1980
I understand what you mean about finding a balance with the various crafts... my obsessive compulsive nature lends to me focusing on one at a time for a few months, then switching. If I didnt have this baby shower to go to I probably wouldnt be quilting for a few more months , this is my knitting time hehehe..
Oh, that sounds so familiar! I'm glad to know there are others like me.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:26 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Lisa Kay
Oh, that sounds so familiar! I'm glad to know there are others like me.
hehe you are deffinitely not alone...
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:33 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Tonid1980
Originally Posted by Lisa Kay
I like quilt #2 the best.

Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
but I don't like the busy-ness of the border.
You could add a solid color border on to the quilt top first as an inner border (maybe yellow, white, or light blue) and then put your current border around as the outside border.

I hope you'll post a picture when you've finished the quilt! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas and I want to start some similar projects. Somehow I need to find a balance between the knitting I want to do and the sewing I'd like to try (and the scrapbooking that's waiting for me to return...)
Ill deffinitely post a picture when Im done. Im going to have to play around some more with my design, maybe get some more fabrics. I need to make the quilt by March 7th so I may have to just go for it at some point and not worry too much about it. I really love the fabric that is the border fabric... Its so bright and colorful...

I understand what you mean about finding a balance with the various crafts... I pretty much started my obsessions all at once (about 14 months ago).. quilting, cross stitch, knitting and photography... my obsessive compulsive nature lends to me focusing on one at a time for a few months, then switching. If I didnt have this baby shower to go to I probably wouldnt be quilting for a few more months , this is my knitting time hehehe..



EDIT: Here it is reworked without the crazy boarder... it has the muted colors with the dark blue border. Id probably throw the pirate fabric (what I was going to originally user for the backing) in there instead of the muted blue, and use the colorfull border fabric for the backing... That is, if I can find more of that darkblue swirly fabric...
I like the blue as a border! I agree it is hard to do it all! But there are so many things to try. I have to have tunnel vision when I go to AC Moore lol.

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I actually like the contrast of the first one. It really ties in the darker blue in the border gradient.
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:14 PM   #18
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Hi again people... thanks for helping me design my quilt top.

I finished the quilt this weekend. I only uploaded pictures of the quilt top so far, but tonight or tomorrow will show the whole quilt, backing fabric and all. I think it turned out pretty nice (despite my unintentional pleating).... I have been knitting too, but all repeated stuff so no new pics (I have knitted about 6 jayne hats ...everyone in my darn family wants one now...)






I ended up using that darker blue fabric for the border, the bright colors for the backing, and a purchased plain lighter blue fabric to keep it a little less muted on the front...All of your input really helped..


if you want to see it bigger (to see the individual fabrics) you can click here http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...4611988&size=l
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:27 PM   #19
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thats beautiful
i like it and hope you post a pic of both sides when you are done
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:43 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by jeanius80
thats beautiful
i like it and hope you post a pic of both sides when you are done
Thank you! I will deffinitely post a pic of both sides... I feel the need to show why I loved the busy/colorful fabric so much, and only a picture of the back (not a swatch like I used to make the sample photos) will do the fabric justice...

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