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Thread: Border ideas please

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    Border ideas please

    I recently posted the picture of what I am working on for my GS. The problem is, I am stuck. I need an additional 12 inches all around to finish up the quilt top. I was going to piece some stars with border on top and bottom but my Hubby thinks the stars detract from the rest of the quilt. So I just am not sure what to do from here. I have tried laying several different fabrics beside it but nothing seems to look right to me.

    Thanks guys for any ideas you might have.
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    How about repeating the borders that you already have? You could do another light one and then the current outside border.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Is this going to be a bed quilt? If so, the stars would be on the sides, not the top. Either way, I think stars would be a fantastic idea : )

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    Yes, bed quilt. I was thinking just the stars on the 4 corners. Boy I have learned the greatest lesson of all---never skimp when buying fabric. I do not have enough of the outside border you see to do another border and cannot find anymore. I got it at JoAnnes and apparently they do not carry it anymore. I could get some more of the star fabric that you see the most of but wondering if that would be overkill. Right now my only thought is to do two 3 inch navy borders with a 6 inch print in the middle. I could add some of the picture squares to the 4 corners instead of stars.
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    I made a quilt that the outside border had stars in each corner only and it looks beautiful!
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    I think it needs a white border next to the current border. Then what about a red, white, and blue stripe, either from a striped fabric or pieced? I think I would make the outer border blue. This could be done incorporating a star in the corners. I'm thinking maybe 2", 5" 5" or 2", 4", 6".

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    I like the idea of stars also, perhaps a plain border quilted with stars for one
    Last edited by QM; 04-02-2013 at 12:42 PM.

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    The red star fabric in the center of the quilt would make a great wide border. Just repeat some of the borders and add the red last.

    This is a very nice quilt.
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    I like the idea of stars in the corners. Then I would do a plain border, say a red or navy blue.
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