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    Friendship Braid

    I am having trouble making decisions on this friendship braid quilt. It is Hunky Dory braids with white sashing in between the 4 braid sections, then the same white 2-1/2 inch strips for the 1st border. HELP me please!
    I have enough jelly roll leftover (13 inch pieces of all 40 fabrics) that I can put rectangle blocks of HD for the outer border
    OR I can make a piano key border of them
    OR I can make them 2-1/2 in squares around
    OR I could use them as a pieced binding and use the fabric for the backing--which is yardage of 1 of the HD line--as the final border
    and I also have another fabric (some Amy Butler Sunspots in aqua that would look fab) for the binding or border.
    I have such a terrible time making decisions, and you gals always have such great ideas, so I would love your input please.
    Lola
    :icon_wave: http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w278/josews_photos/

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    I like the sounds of pieced binding and the rest for the back. I think the other ideas might take away from the friendship braid look but with the white as a border, I think the pieced binding would tie it all together. Since I don't have a photo of the top, I'm guessing here.
    Can't wait to see it though as I have a friendship braid I need to make - for me! Just waiting on that binding tool to hit the Daily Deal.
    Will have to look up that Honky Dory line. Sounds interesting.

    Hugs,
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
    http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
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    What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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      #3
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      Trish, here's the link to the Hunky Dory jellyroll.

      http://www.missouriquiltco.com/hunky...a-fabrics.html

      This is the yardage I got for the backing and possible borders, it's from the HD line too

      http://www.missouriquiltco.com/hunky...-16057-13.html

      I got the jellyroll and yardage from MSQC, and I thought it would be mine, but I think there's a special need for it elsewhere, so I won't be keeping it. If you want a pic of my quilt top so far, let me know and I can take one.
      Thank You!
      Lola
      :icon_wave: http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w278/josews_photos/

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        #4
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        Lola, I am going to confuse you even more - although I like Trish's answer. I would cut the pieces square (2.5 x 2.5) and when sewn they would be the same size as the strips in the braid.

        We do like pictures though.

        Hugs
        Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
        it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

        "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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          #5
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          Sandy, do you mean for a border? I don't think I would like that many seams in a binding??
          That is one of my ideas, only I was going to sew the leftover pieces together in groups and sub-cut into 2-1/2 inch strips (like Jenny does in the Garden of Eden tutorial only mine will end up squares instead of rectangles like hers--she sub-cut into 3 inch strips, I think).
          Let me see if I can get a good pic of it so far, may need DH's help as the dining room table is full of stuff at the moment . LOL
          Lola
          :icon_wave: http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w278/josews_photos/

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            #6
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            ok, hubs was happy and willing to hold up the quilt top! So here's a pic of it so far, I haven't gotten the white border on the bottom of it yet, so overlook that and the huge wrinkle on the right side. I pressed it last night, but managed to wrinkle it up again. The sashings and borders are white jellyroll strips that I seamed together for length, so you can see those too. Luckily, they seem to 'quilt' away in the process!



            Come on girls.......outer border opinions and advice welcome and needed!
            Lola
            :icon_wave: http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w278/josews_photos/

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              #7
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              I sure do like the white sashing and borders. Makes the fabrics in the braid really pop. I think I might go with a solid in one of the colors in the quilt that really catches YOUR eye. Or I might find a small print tone on tone that blends with it. So many colors to choose from. When I'm in doubt I just take the project with me to the fabric store and just start pulling bolts that I think might work. Then I stand back and study it. You'll know when you see the right one.
              Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                #8
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                Looking at the braid, again, I'm leaning toward the pink or the turquoise.
                Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                  #9
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                  Looks great! I think would go with one of the solids, I'm leaning toward the pink myself.
                  “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

                  ― Albert Pine

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                    #10
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                    I think the pink would be great, and I'd definitely do a scrappy binding.
                    There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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                      #11
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                      Wow that is fab. Depending on whom it is going to male or female. For the male I would pick the turquoise or a med green. For a female pink or a light yellow, and the scrappy binding for both.
                      I know I would like the turquoise but that's my color!!

                      Not much help! But it is going to be a very pretty quilt not matter what you chose.
                      Jan G.
                      Jan G :icon_wave:


                      THE HURRIER I GO,
                      THE BEHINDER I GET!!!!
                      :lol:

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                        #12
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                        That's pretty! Either pink or turquiose - the 2nd one is my favorite color too. I'd pick according to what I think the receipent would like though. And the scrappy pieced binding. I love those kind of bindings. and you really don't pay much attention to the seams in the bindings anyways. Everyone is too busy looking at the rest of the quilt.

                        I'm interested to see how you are going to quilt it.

                        Hugs,
                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
                        http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
                        http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


                        What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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                          #13
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                          Beautiful! I vote for pink borders!

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                            #14
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                            Jill gave us pictures of a pieced border that looked a lot like half a friendship braid, does anyone remember which post it was in. I do remember that someone used it on a quilt and it was lovely. This would be very nice to use and if there was not enough strips to do it all this way then you could use it as inserts in some plain fabric like the pink to do the rest of the border.
                            Lynn

                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                              #15
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                              I thought I had saved it.
                              Lynn

                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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