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QBee - Mary Ann

QBee - Mary Ann

Number of posts : 4205
Location : Granite Falls Minnesota
Registration date : 2008-09-03

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PostSubject: Looking for ideas on making quilt longer   Looking for ideas on making quilt longer EmptyTue Sep 16, 2008 9:06 pm

This is the pattern DGD age 6 chose, and she said the colors she likes are Blue, pink, purple, green, and brown. And more blue than green. I like some of the aqua / teal and brown combinations, so maybe I'll find something like that for the ribbons. But here's what I'm wondering - the quilt is 61" X 61", and I'd like to make it a little longer. One possibility maybe is just a couple more rows of the checkerboard squares at the top and bottom, before the solid color borders. Undesided What do you think? Any cute and clever ideas?
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TxMaryQuilts
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TxMaryQuilts

Number of posts : 12681
Age : 60
Location : Heart of Texas
Registration date : 2008-09-03

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for ideas on making quilt longer   Looking for ideas on making quilt longer EmptyTue Sep 16, 2008 9:10 pm

I think that you have already found a cute idea. It will blend so perfectly. Very cute quilt. Did you design it?

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for ideas on making quilt longer   Looking for ideas on making quilt longer EmptyTue Sep 16, 2008 9:34 pm

I think your idea to add more rows of the squares would be perfect. It would be great with the desgn and not look like it was added just for length.
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QBee - Mary Ann

QBee - Mary Ann

Number of posts : 4205
Location : Granite Falls Minnesota
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for ideas on making quilt longer   Looking for ideas on making quilt longer EmptyTue Sep 16, 2008 11:13 pm

TxMary - No, this isn't my own design. The designer is Debby Kratovil. DH gave me a box calendar for Christmas - one of those with a new page for each day. I don't know how many quilt patterns there are because the whole quilt is shown one day, then the separate blocks are the next few days - - but I really like almost every single quilt design and my wanna-do list just grows and grows! It helps that most of them seem to be beginner to intermediate. I'm no where near the kind of piecer and quilter that many of our friends here are. BTW - I'm glad you used your chicken as your avatar - it makes me smile everytime I see it, along with reminding me of your barn quilt that I love!
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Mamu

Mamu

Number of posts : 4566
Location : NW Montana
Registration date : 2008-09-04

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for ideas on making quilt longer   Looking for ideas on making quilt longer EmptyWed Sep 17, 2008 2:54 am

Ummm, I'm lost here QBee... don't see any pattern??? am I blind scratch
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Calico_Chris

Calico_Chris

Number of posts : 4269
Location : Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
Registration date : 2008-09-03

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for ideas on making quilt longer   Looking for ideas on making quilt longer EmptyWed Sep 17, 2008 7:21 am

Mamu,
I know at the old site sometimes you would be at the site but not logged on and then couldn't view pictures...there is clearly a picture in Qbees post. Are you maybe not "logged" in?
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TxMaryQuilts
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Age : 60
Location : Heart of Texas
Registration date : 2008-09-03

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for ideas on making quilt longer   Looking for ideas on making quilt longer EmptyWed Sep 17, 2008 7:30 am

Well duh doh This morning I can read the designers name at the bottom of the picture. I swear I did not see it last nite. Must of been cause I was tired. Not having my glasses on wouldn't have anything to do with it! 👅

Your calender sounds great. Isn't it nice when there are projects you like and can actually do?

Thanks Qbee, DD picked out the avatar. That girl and her chickens! (Gotta admit, I like it too)

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jessie s

jessie s

Number of posts : 1291
Location : Beautiful Southern Ontario
Registration date : 2008-09-03

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for ideas on making quilt longer   Looking for ideas on making quilt longer EmptyWed Sep 17, 2008 11:42 am

I would increase each block size by adding a plain border around each block. e.g. pink on top and bottom and green on sides and then join everything way it is in pattern. jessie s
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