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Help me choose a layout for my first quilt please!

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HeadFairy Sat 01-Jun-13 23:03:58

This is the first one, the colour's not brilliant but the border is a bright pink which picks out teeny tiny animals in the same colour in the green squares.... I will probably do a wide border in some other colour (not sure yet) around the whole thing.

Next post I'll stick a picture of the alternative layout.

HeadFairy Sat 01-Jun-13 23:06:12

Oops, used the wrong picture on the first post... Ok above is the plain quilt, this is the one with the pink border.

Which is better? I think if I just did the plain green and white checkerboard one I'd do a wide pink border around the whole lot.

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywrench Sat 01-Jun-13 23:09:56

I like the one in the second post.

HeadFairy Sat 01-Jun-13 23:14:30

With the pink? It does balance it a bit doesn't it?

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywrench Sat 01-Jun-13 23:20:18

It gives it a bit more focus. I think that without the pink, even if you put a wide border it doesn't really draw the eye in. I love quilting too!

HeadFairy Sat 01-Jun-13 23:21:57

If I went for the one with the border around the blocks, the next dilemma is what colour border should I put around the whole thing?

HeadFairy Sat 01-Jun-13 23:23:52

I'm dreading the actual quilting bit, I haven't a clue how I'm going to do it. Initially I'm going to quilt the ditches around the blocks but then I thought I might do vertical lines on the borders.

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywrench Sat 01-Jun-13 23:28:57

I wouldn't add another border. Have you seen Missouri Stars you tube tutorial on binding with the back fabric? I hate binding so I tend to put a thick border all around and then place my backing face to face, sew 3 3/4 sides and turn it right side out. Slip stitch close then stitch in the ditch around the border.

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywrench Sat 01-Jun-13 23:35:22

This is the one I'm doing now smile

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywrench Sat 01-Jun-13 23:36:33

And this is my edging around it. There is a red border between the picture and the pin wheels.

HeadFairy Sat 01-Jun-13 23:44:08

I haven't seen that You Tube tutorial.. I'll hunt it out. I've made a few practice quilts for dd's dolls and my binding wasn't exactly beautiful! grin

Your quilt looks gorgeous! I love the pin wheels!

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywrench Sun 02-Jun-13 00:01:38

Thank you! My binding is not the greatest so I choose the easiest option grin (I am getting better at it!)

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