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Thread: Lets play Pick the Border!!

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    Wink Lets play Pick the Border!!

    Pattern is from Bonnie Hunter "Blue Ridge Beauty" (similar to Buckeye Beauty but one of the HST's is flipped) and the layout is "Barn Raising".

    I know I want a light color narrow (2") inner border and a dark color wide (8") outside border. I've laid out several possibilities.

    The first photo is the quilt top before it was finished ... only difference now is that it's larger and square.

    Remaining photo's are border possibilities. The stripe fabric at the top is the binding. A lot of the fabrics I chose for the border are either Jacquard or Embossed.

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    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    i like the gold inner border and the dark brown outer border. great center
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    I vote for the second to last pic one~ and terrific center!
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    I vote for picture 5 with the gold and brown. I love your version of Bonnie's quilt pattern!

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    The only one I don't like is the one with the camo block print.
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    You could always save yourself the decision ... make more blocks and go borderless!!


    But being that you want a border, I would go with the last two pics, which I think are the same dark border. I like the gold inner border, but definitely am intrigued by that printed inner border possibility. However, I would want to see it with more of the quilt showing, and at a distance, to really know if it were a winner or not.

    Loved looking and seeing so many familiar fabrics in there ... you've got one Beauty there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    The only one I don't like is the one with the camo block print.
    Me too. I threw it in there at the last second only because of the colors. I wouldn't call it "camo" though (I would never buy camo!), it's more like bricks.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    The brown and gold gets my vote. Makes your entire quilt stand out!!!
    Busy in Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Loved looking and seeing so many familiar fabrics in there ... you've got one Beauty there!
    Thanks to you and a lot of other folks here on QB for the wonderful array of fabrics. Lots of them came from you (that goose is winking at you!) and lots of others came from boomerang groups and other "side swaps" with QB friends from the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and England.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    I like the gold inner border and darker outer border.

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