Monday, January 18, 2016

Giveaway

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If you have been collecting Moda's Sampler Block Shuffle patterns, I added 3 new free sampler blocks to the Inchworm Store, just click on the underlined words.

24 comments:

  1. I know it would require ripping but if you changed the half triangles on the outside edges for full ones and added a 1930's fabric to fill in the for the half triangles it would make it longer and wider. It would also act as a border and you could just bind it. If you have any of the print you used left and a piece of calico type fabric you could test run it by just laying it down to see how it looks. Just a thought. Rina

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  2. Rather than rip out the other blocks, take a fabric similar to the background on the antique blocks and combine it with the background fabric. Finish the top and bottom setting triangles into full diamonds and use the other fabric as the setting triangles.
    You could put a border all around the quilt as it is first and then have that part past the border for an interesting design element.

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    1. PS this would make more sense if I could draw it out for you.

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  3. The first thing I would do is add a border around the section you've got. This would serve as a frame and bring it to whatever finished width you need. Then below that section I would add a row of something to coordinate with the style of what you've got. Maybe some floral applique? This row would add most of the length you need to fit the bed. I think it would need to be positioned so that it would be near the foot of the bed, not hanging off the end. Then below that row I would add a row using some more of the fabric from the border added initially, which would give you the rest of the length you need and tie in the added row so it looks cohesive. Of course, without any actual dimensions I can't be sure if this is something that would work or if the sizes are all wrong. Hopefully, my explanation makes sense!

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  4. How about something like http://www.rickrack.com/quilt/pdp.html or something like https://www.pinterest.com/pin/267190190368053072/ Good luck with your quilt! it's really cute!

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  5. How about a narrowish border all around of a contrasting solid, highlighting one of the colors of the dresses, then a border of half-dresden plates, followed by a final border of the solid fabric. If you need more length than width added, you could always add an additional border of full dresden plates at the top to cover the bed pillows. Just a thought.

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  6. I'd take the blocks apart, add sashing, and more 30's fabric squares (still on point, since that makes it bigger). Add wide sashing and cornerstones, too.

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  7. Its fun to read all of the ideas. I think I would put the borders on and then add a row of basket blocks to the top and bottom or just top or bottom.

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  8. HELLO, I think it would look nice with a solid of your choice sewed to the top width and to embroider additional ladies in this space,or appliqued ladies,or just free motion stitching.Would it be way too large if you bordered all 4 sides ? Thanks for your Blog and sharing a neat giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. I would put a would put a solid border then some more of those on point squares then another solid. The solid out of the same fabric as the ladies and the on points the same as the ones on the quilt.

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  10. I would add a narrow solid border around the blocks to frame them and then add a border of square in a square blocks all the way around and then add a border of one of the fabrics in your blocks to the bottom and top. Thanks for the chance to win and I can't wait to see what your finished quilt.

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  11. Lovely quilt! I'd slash it at bottom of first and second row, making the printed squares into triangles, then add a border at each of those and the top and bottom. Then add a border around the entire outside. I think this would make it look very balanced and planned.

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  12. One option is to add a border. Some like a simple strip border, but you could always add a mini block border of flowers or suns or little hats. There is also strips with embroidery or more applique.

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  13. What a lovely beginning! I would add a wide border to both the top and bottom with a chevron block design row between two solid rows. The chevron would mimic the blocks in the part already made. It will be beautiful!

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  14. You either add more blocks or a great border. I love great borders, so many to choose from Sashings and Borders has lots for you to look at but I would just Bing it and find one you like.

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  15. I adore the ladies on this quilt. If the quilt blocks are embroidered you can do embroidery of some of the hats as the extra top row. Then do embroidery of flowers on the bottom. Add your borders around all sides. Or you may just do flowers top and bottom with embroidery or fabric. Just remember to keep the authenticity of the blocks. "SIMPLE IS BETTER" my mother would say. Looking forward to seeing what you decided. Happy Quilting :)


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  16. I would add a row of the diamonds to the top and bottom. Pretty cute quilt!
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  17. How about a scrappy boarder of say rectangles from fabric simular to the girls dresses. You can go top and bottom for length or all the way around for a bigger quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  18. I would do a diamond pattern in pretty pastels! It would complement the design you have now!

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  19. I would do borders, solids or some of the fabric you used

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  20. I think I would stick to a solid border in a coordinating colour so long as you centre these completed blocks.
    Iain.ross30@gmail.com

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  21. I would scour the Web for an antique looking tiny floral print & a fabric similar to the background, then sew alternating narrow borders from the 2 fabrics until you reach the desired length.

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  22. I'd make a border around the blocks. I'd pick a solid color so as not to detract from the lovely prints.
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  23. Some great ideas up there....I would channel that low volume vintage feel and make some plain blocks the same size as those focus blocks. Add them in the rows or columns just as if they had designs on them, then use a couple of borders to make it just right for the bed you are eyeing. :)
    Will look on to see how you finish this!

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