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Eponine1984
#1 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 12:59:37 PM(UTC)
Eponine1984

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A good friend of mine is expecting a baby - due 3 months from today.  I purchased the fabrics a few weeks ago and waiting for pattern inspiration to strike.  I designed an "easy" quilt in EQ.

This quilt has been a monster.  Tension problems on my machine, and once I fix the tension then I somehow messed up the seam allowance.  Got all that set, realized I cut too many strips (better than too few, right?), sewed the wrong strips together (get the seam ripper!), sewed fabric oriented the wrong way (get the seam ripper again!), ran out of bobbin thread in the middle of the seam...and so it goes.

I need to buy more fabric for the borders - not a huge issue, I also need to purchase batting and back.

But I have enough strips that I could just make extra blocks and skip the border.  So now I'm undecided.

 

http://quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=41&pid=84253 http://quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=41&pid=84254

 

So opinions please - border or no border?

--Heather




Well-behaved women rarely make history ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
EvelynB
#2 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 1:42:04 PM(UTC)
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I like the second one. The diagonal gray squares show up better.
Evelyn AGENT 010
Christine
#3 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 1:49:08 PM(UTC)
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I agree with Evelyn the second one you see the grey diagonal more. But it's up to you bigGrin
marigold
#4 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 1:58:55 PM(UTC)
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Wow! Sorry for all your difficulties. You're going to be so happy to get this project over with!

Both look great, but I like borders so I like the top one.Maybe even in the gray.

Whichever you choose, the recipient will LOVE it!

mari

Dorian
#5 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 2:24:49 PM(UTC)
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A fun design! sorry you had so many issues with it. I prefer it WITH borders.

Keep a smile in your heart :) Dorian
GardenGal
#6 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 2:38:36 PM(UTC)
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Both are awesome but I lean towards the one with borders.  :)

gg



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Nancy_MN
#7 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 4:26:18 PM(UTC)
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Most modern quilts are being designed without borders, so if this is going to a modern young family, I'd go with your second picture.

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quiltertess
#8 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 4:33:07 PM(UTC)
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I vote no borders, it makes the quilt look larger and the design is great.

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
elliebell650
#9 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 10:29:11 PM(UTC)
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As it is a give away I think I would b e going with the second one. Think it still looks lovely.
Marg
Annette
#10 Posted : Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:43:30 PM(UTC)
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I like both designs (nice job!).    Personally, I lean towards the border.   But I can also understand the reasoning for the borderless one given by others.   Either way, I'm sure the receipants will love it.   (I wasn't much help, was I )

Annette-IA
uandiquilt
#11 Posted : Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:24:29 PM(UTC)
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I vote no borders. If it is not going to be a surprise, I'd give the recipient a choice - as our opinions go both ways.
I like your design.
Chris
cv quilter
#12 Posted : Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:52:22 PM(UTC)
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I am still a border girl, having a hard time shaking that.  I guess I am not a modern quilt fan.  However, that said, you will probably be better off to skip the borders.  The colors are so pretty.  Whoever receives this quilt will be fortunate and thrilled.

Sharon
GrandmaTaz
#13 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:30:35 PM(UTC)
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I like the borders because just the squares bothers my eyes. But either way would be wonderful.

Taz
Eponine1984
#14 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:05:51 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for all the help!  I was really leaning towards no borders, and then I sat down to sew all my extra strips and realized I had miscalculated again.  I think this quilt will have borders.  Right now.

I may wake up tomorrow and realize I've miscalculated my miscalculation.




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Brenda
#15 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:42:29 PM(UTC)
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I love borders also

Brenda

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deb.morseth
#16 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:35:12 PM(UTC)
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I love the no borders look on this one. And I have given up on one quilt because I had so many errors, but bought more fabric for my second problem quilt.

Talking about modern anything, I sent three baby quilts to nieces as gifts this year. Not one thanked me, or even acknowledged receiving it. I know one two year old loves his because I see it in his pictures on Facebookwink

Good luck finishing yours, Brenda. I know the kids love them!
MN DEB from Mall of America land
Bobanda
#17 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:13:44 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Eponine1984 Go to Quoted Post

Thanks for all the help!  I was really leaning towards no borders, and then I sat down to sew all my extra strips and realized I had miscalculated again.  I think this quilt will have borders.  Right now.

I may wake up tomorrow and realize I've miscalculated my miscalculation.

Sorry for al lthe troubles. I would hate for you to buy more fabric, but it does seem borders are the quick and easy way to put this problem quilt behind you! It's lovely either way, but do what makes you less stressed. This is supposed to be fun!

We are living in a material world, and I am a material girl!
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