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Thread: have border strips, what to put in the middle?

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    I made 4 braid strips. Approx. 90" x 7" when finished. I want to put a small strip to frame them on each side. They will be 10" wide. I want to use them as 4 strips, with 3 areas between (clear as mud?). But what to put between? Each section will need to be about 18" wide.

    Recipient wants a totally scrappy look. It needs to end up as a queen size. I don't really want to make more of these strips, although they are fun, they get boring.

    And- what color strip to separate- I was thinking of black.

    Also- a pic of my 2 small totes of scraps. I had fun pulling pieces out and making only 1 fabric chunk per strip. I didn't put a dent at all in the totes. I sorted triangles and squares into ziploc bags and whites and blacks separately for another quilt.

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    KEEP IT UP! LOOKS GREAT!

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    I see a lot of blue in the pieces so blue would be a good stripe IMHO. The stripy ones are one of my favorites and a great way I've seen them finished is with vines and scrappy flowers appliqued to the center stripes.

    Lookin good!

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    Love it! I think the black would be striking. Or, because I'm partial to red I think I might like that as well.

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    Looks good!
    Can't help ya with what to do with it........sowwy......

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    I think a cream or the light blue would be good.

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    Black or a dark blue, Or 3 different dark blues, one for each strip? and then maybe multi-colored/varigated thread for the quilting on them?

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    Black or blue would look great, whatever you decide would look good as you have done a fantastic job already. Your scrap collection is brilliant....I love scraps.

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    Thay are pretty Why put anything in the middle it looks good as a braded quilt top!

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    I vote for using blue.........that's what pops out to me when I look at it!

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