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I think this design would look great in a scrappy theme.

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I wanted to try a different border treatment and for a while I liked it. Now I don’t. I thought the dogtooth border might echo the design in the blocks but I find it overpowering and it makes the quilt itself look flat and uninteresting. Needs an injection of colour too but the more I played with it the more I disliked it. Definitely needs something – probably deleting!

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I’m still playing with stars and circular designs.

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Last year I downloaded the free Tisket A Tasket bom from Bunny Hill Designs. While this year it is not free (it is available for purchase) it is still a delightful design and being in the mood for some applique I have started working on some of the blocks. Not great camera work I’m afraid. I’m using one of the cameras belonging to another family member because by camera requires new batteries. Note to self get batteries soon.

Those apples need stalks and a leaf.

That white blob is actually a snowman requiring a head. Both designs have some stitchery involved and some extra leaves across the top.

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Now these look much more inspiring. Still large quilts though! I tried quite a few different options with scrolls in borders etc but simple was the answer all along. Can’t decide which one I prefer now.

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Well I may not have liked a certain star in my quilt yesterday but I like this one. That’s a very large quilt though!

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After my August 2010 Quilt 4 I decided I wanted to see what my design would look like square instead of rectangular. After a little playing around I came up with this as the best of several options.

Not bad at all. Then I set to try different star options and came up with this.

I don’t like it as much – I think the star is too ‘heavy’ for the design and focuses your attention to the outside edges. You still have to try though, you never know it might have ‘made’ the overall design spectacular.

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