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Old December 21st 03, 12:17 AM
M. Wetmore
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Woohoo...I finally got the borders on my black and white quilt. The
red absolutely makes the quilt. I didn't have enough of the red
fabric I used in the quilt and couldn't find the correct red color, so
I dyed a yard of fabric.

I think I may be able to finish it by Xmas. It will be a present for
my daughter. She's taking the bar exam again in February (she missed
passing the first time by 1.5 points!). I think the quilt will be a
real pick-me-up for her. She doesn't know I'm giving it to her. She
saw it when it was half done and she loved it.

I think it's going to be really beautiful when I am done. I plan on
using a varigated red or a solid red to stipple in the borders, or
curves and stars. I'm not sure I will do any quilting in the red
border since it is only 1 1/2". Then I'm stumped on how to quilt the
squares beyond stitch in the ditch around the blocks. Should I
stipple or curves with stars with a varigated red thread? Should I
maybe do an X through each block? Any quilting ideas will be greatly
appreciated.

http://www.mardiweb.com/quilts/b&w.jpg

Mardi
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Old December 21st 03, 12:45 AM
Sandy Foster
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In article ,
M. Wetmore wrote:

Woohoo...I finally got the borders on my black and white quilt. The
red absolutely makes the quilt. I didn't have enough of the red
fabric I used in the quilt and couldn't find the correct red color, so
I dyed a yard of fabric.


And it's gorgeous, Mardi!
snip

Then I'm stumped on how to quilt the
squares beyond stitch in the ditch around the blocks. Should I
stipple or curves with stars with a varigated red thread? Should I
maybe do an X through each block? Any quilting ideas will be greatly
appreciated.

http://www.mardiweb.com/quilts/b&w.jpg


I like the curves/stars in variegated thread idea. That, or possibly
a large zigzag in each block going the same direction as that block, if
you can picture what I mean. G But I think that would be great in that
same thread. Good luck!
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Old December 21st 03, 12:48 AM
Diana Curtis
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My vote is curves with stars with red thread. That is a stunning quilt.
Simple.. beautiful...dramatic. I hope your daughter loves it!
Diana

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"M. Wetmore" wrote in message
...
Woohoo...I finally got the borders on my black and white quilt. The
red absolutely makes the quilt. I didn't have enough of the red
fabric I used in the quilt and couldn't find the correct red color, so
I dyed a yard of fabric.

I think I may be able to finish it by Xmas. It will be a present for
my daughter. She's taking the bar exam again in February (she missed
passing the first time by 1.5 points!). I think the quilt will be a
real pick-me-up for her. She doesn't know I'm giving it to her. She
saw it when it was half done and she loved it.

I think it's going to be really beautiful when I am done. I plan on
using a varigated red or a solid red to stipple in the borders, or
curves and stars. I'm not sure I will do any quilting in the red
border since it is only 1 1/2". Then I'm stumped on how to quilt the
squares beyond stitch in the ditch around the blocks. Should I
stipple or curves with stars with a varigated red thread? Should I
maybe do an X through each block? Any quilting ideas will be greatly
appreciated.

http://www.mardiweb.com/quilts/b&w.jpg

Mardi
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com.
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Old December 22nd 03, 03:20 PM
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I agree with Sandy and Diana - and I know that you can pull it off
fabulously. The quilt is perfect.

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"M. Wetmore" wrote in message
...
Woohoo...I finally got the borders on my black and white quilt. The
red absolutely makes the quilt. I didn't have enough of the red
fabric I used in the quilt and couldn't find the correct red color, so
I dyed a yard of fabric.

I think I may be able to finish it by Xmas. It will be a present for
my daughter. She's taking the bar exam again in February (she missed
passing the first time by 1.5 points!). I think the quilt will be a
real pick-me-up for her. She doesn't know I'm giving it to her. She
saw it when it was half done and she loved it.

I think it's going to be really beautiful when I am done. I plan on
using a varigated red or a solid red to stipple in the borders, or
curves and stars. I'm not sure I will do any quilting in the red
border since it is only 1 1/2". Then I'm stumped on how to quilt the
squares beyond stitch in the ditch around the blocks. Should I
stipple or curves with stars with a varigated red thread? Should I
maybe do an X through each block? Any quilting ideas will be greatly
appreciated.

http://www.mardiweb.com/quilts/b&w.jpg

Mardi
Real e-mail address spelled out to prevent spam. mardi at mardiweb dot

com.
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Old December 22nd 03, 09:31 PM
Kim E
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Curves in the varigated red thread. I'm sure she will love this terrific quilt!

Kim

M. Wetmore wrote in message . ..
I think it's going to be really beautiful when I am done. I plan on
using a varigated red or a solid red to stipple in the borders, or
curves and stars. I'm not sure I will do any quilting in the red
border since it is only 1 1/2". Then I'm stumped on how to quilt the
squares beyond stitch in the ditch around the blocks. Should I
stipple or curves with stars with a varigated red thread? Should I
maybe do an X through each block? Any quilting ideas will be greatly
appreciated.

http://www.mardiweb.com/quilts/b&w.jpg

Mardi
Real e-mail address spelled out to prevent spam. mardi at mardiweb dot com.
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Old December 23rd 03, 03:04 AM
Coleen
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Mardi --

Oh, very nice. I am sure she will absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing.

Love in Stitches,

Coleen
Queen of Loving Stitches

"M. Wetmore" wrote in message
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Woohoo...I finally got the borders on my black and white quilt. The
red absolutely makes the quilt. I didn't have enough of the red
fabric I used in the quilt and couldn't find the correct red color, so
I dyed a yard of fabric.



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Old December 25th 03, 08:01 PM
Dr. Quilter
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I like the stars.. maybe large swirls that turn into stars and then keep
going around like the patterns they draw to represent a bee's flight...

M. Wetmore wrote:

Woohoo...I finally got the borders on my black and white quilt. The
red absolutely makes the quilt. I didn't have enough of the red
fabric I used in the quilt and couldn't find the correct red color, so
I dyed a yard of fabric.

I think I may be able to finish it by Xmas. It will be a present for
my daughter. She's taking the bar exam again in February (she missed
passing the first time by 1.5 points!). I think the quilt will be a
real pick-me-up for her. She doesn't know I'm giving it to her. She
saw it when it was half done and she loved it.

I think it's going to be really beautiful when I am done. I plan on
using a varigated red or a solid red to stipple in the borders, or
curves and stars. I'm not sure I will do any quilting in the red
border since it is only 1 1/2". Then I'm stumped on how to quilt the
squares beyond stitch in the ditch around the blocks. Should I
stipple or curves with stars with a varigated red thread? Should I
maybe do an X through each block? Any quilting ideas will be greatly
appreciated.

http://www.mardiweb.com/quilts/b&w.jpg

Mardi
Real e-mail address spelled out to prevent spam. mardi at mardiweb dot com.
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