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Thread: Help with a border

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    I don't know if I need a border or not and if I do what to use for the border....

    I haven't decided on a back either....

    Suggestions????????????

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    I would definitely put a border on it. I would audition all the colors in the quilt, but probably use brown or pink. Use a tone on tone, something that reads solid, not a printed border. Maybe even two borders. A thin, about 2" inner border and then about 4" outer border.

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    Agree with Kathy. Possibly even a thin blue border to pull out the blue circles, thena wider brown border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Agree with Kathy. Possibly even a thin blue border to pull out the blue circles, thena wider brown border.
    Oh that is a good idea - I didn't think about the blue...I needed that green and it was the only one I could find that I liked so I went with it even though it didn't really match!

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    A border or set of borders would make this quilt really Pop.

    What a wonderful 'opportunity.' You can take it to your LQS and audition all sorts of fabrics, colors, and designs.

    Wahoo!

    ali

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    I would definitely use a border - would consider using the browns. Ok, so now I've added another opinion. Sorry. Guess the best thing to do is go with what please you the mot:)

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    Yes a border would finish the quilt out.

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    Yep...definitely needs a border....I would probably do brown or blue.

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    My first thought was a brown border. Maybe a tone on tone. I also like the idea of using the blue, perhaps a thin border and then a wider one in brown. That is a very pretty quilt.
    Sue

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    I would go with a thin solid inner border and a bigger outer border, possibly pieced from all the prints in the quilt, continuing the design outward.

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