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« on: January 23, 2009 06:03:14 PM »

Ok so here's my thrown together layout of the quilt I'm making out of my son's baby clothes. (Sorry for the tilted picture...the layout is 4' by 6' and that's the most straight on I could get).

Anyway, you can see the stripes of just blue and just green going diaganal, and I'm wondeirng if I should add in bright yellow and red squares so one diaganal stripe is blue-red-blue-red, and the other is yellow-green-yellow-green?  It would make for more bright colors. 

On the other hand, I could just make this quilt as a mostly blue/green quilt.  Does that look too washed out?

A third option would be to do a 1 inch border in red, and then the 3" fuzzy blue border I was going to do, and then a satin binding in green.

Any opinions?  What would you do?


 
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 06:58:51 PM »

Personally I like the blue & green thing you have going on.  You could add some yellow, but for me personally red would interrupt the relaxing feel I get from looking at this (and it's looking very nice btw).  But maybe "relaxing" isn't what you're going for.

As for the borders, I would say sew together the top first and then "audition" the fabric by laying it out and seeing what works.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009 08:17:38 PM »

I like the colours you have, its muted and looks relaxed.  I think reds and yellows might stand out.  And I second the suggestion that you piece the top first and then decide on the borders.

I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009 03:49:27 AM »

I agree with the previous posters. I think the quilt is beautiful just as it is. It's soothing but not boring. I see a little red in the plaid and I like that. More red would shout "look at me!"  Smiley I hope you show it to us when it's finished. I love quilts made from old clothes.
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