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My first quilt! Progress pics added page 4.

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and colour question!

Postby Frances » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:49 pm

I think red bias with red thread would look great but I'd stick with navy thread for the main body of the quilt to co-ordinate with the majority of colours in the quilt.

Honestly though, if you prefer red thread throughout, go for it! It would accentuate the bias too, I would just prefer navy personally given that there's already a lot going on within the main body of the quilt :)

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and colour question!

Postby clothmama » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:53 pm

OK so I just ran out and caught the last of the sun so here is the finished front (you can't see it all but has at least 1 set of the 5 fabrics)

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And here is the front and the back together:

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So would a small bias in red (the one shown with the stars) be OK or not? I also have bits of the other fabric left so could do a mixed up bias tape with them all together? Please help :panic:

So the next thing I need to do is cut the back so it is straight (furious at Spotlight the cutting is sooooo bad :x ), Not sure of the best way to do it but I'll bumble through. Although if anyone has any easy tips that would be great :widesmile:

Sorry more questions :oops: It said in one of Esthers quilt tutorial that the edges need to be smaller on the front than the back, anyone know by how much?
When I sandwich together and am ready to quilt what is the best way? To start at one end and do my horizontal stripes and worry about the rest later (am thinking I could follow the circles on the back how would that look?)?
Any ideas on colour for quilting - just white or go wild?
How wide is the minimum bias binding for the edges?

Sorry I may be back with more before this is over! TIA :love:

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and more questions!

Postby laceybat » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:57 pm

i love that i thing that the red will go great.

i want to do one for this baby when i can get in my shed again

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and colour question!

Postby clothmama » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:01 pm

Frances wrote:I think red bias with red thread would look great but I'd stick with navy thread for the main body of the quilt to co-ordinate with the majority of colours in the quilt.

Honestly though, if you prefer red thread throughout, go for it! It would accentuate the bias too, I would just prefer navy personally given that there's already a lot going on within the main body of the quilt :)

Sorry cross posts and didn't see this! OK so the red bias is good but not red quilting stitching - got you thank you!!! :giggle:

I hope it is not too busy???

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and more questions!

Postby Frances » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:16 pm

That looks fantastic! Not too busy at all :)
Red star bias would look fab and yes I meant navy quilt stitching. Love it!

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and more questions!

Postby mummy_goose1 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:22 pm

wow tory - i love it!!! xx

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and more questions!

Postby fivefourfour » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:32 pm

I would do red bias and red quilting, I think it will look fun and work best with the back, but have faith in what you think will work best. x

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and more questions!

Postby clothmama » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:36 pm

fluffy_mummy wrote:I would do red bias and red quilting, I think it will look fun and work best with the back, but have faith in what you think will work best. x

Thanks Lucie. See that was what I was thinking about with the red, there is no navy on the back. Maybe I'll do some lengths of both colours and lay them out front and back and see.

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Re: My first quilt! Pics added and more questions!

Postby Frances » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:44 pm

clothmama wrote:
fluffy_mummy wrote:I would do red bias and red quilting, I think it will look fun and work best with the back, but have faith in what you think will work best. x

Thanks Lucie. See that was what I was thinking about with the red, there is no navy on the back. Maybe I'll do some lengths of both colours and lay them out front and back and see.

Go with your gut instinct :giggle: It's going to look amazing :)

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