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Thread: Need help for borders on this quilt

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    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
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    I really like the 3rd dwon on the left.

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    I'm another for third on the left ... it frames and it pops!

    If you want to see some quilts done with a similar setting, take a look at these.
    The FWS Quilt-Along Completed Quilt/Top Photo/Discussion Page

    You'll find mine at post #203.

    Most of the borders have been kept fairly simple, as you want to be drawn to the work in the centre, as I'm sure you want to do with your quilt. With yours, it looks like your centre has fewer fabrics than most of the FWS quilts, and so you can use more fabrics in the borders. Somewhere I read that multiple borders should never have the same widths, which is what you've done in the 3rd on the left, for a really nice classic look without taking from the centre of the quilt.

    And now ... you've left us wanting to see the whole quilt top ... please?
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    I like the fourth the most but the third is a good alternative
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    I love the dark varigated fabric. It would really make everything pop IMHO.
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    The whole top Mom forgot to post :)

    Silly Mom - she forgot to post the whole thing! Here you go...
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    I vote for third on the left. It looks "complete" to me, whereas the others look as if something is missing. Just my opinion, of course.
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    Your quilt and the others are gorgeous. None seem to have a wide border though which is what I am having trouble with. Does anyone have any suggestions other than what I posted?
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I'm another for third on the left ... it frames and it pops!

    If you want to see some quilts done with a similar setting, take a look at these.
    The FWS Quilt-Along Completed Quilt/Top Photo/Discussion Page

    You'll find mine at post #203.

    Most of the borders have been kept fairly simple, as you want to be drawn to the work in the centre, as I'm sure you want to do with your quilt. With yours, it looks like your centre has fewer fabrics than most of the FWS quilts, and so you can use more fabrics in the borders. Somewhere I read that multiple borders should never have the same widths, which is what you've done in the 3rd on the left, for a really nice classic look without taking from the centre of the quilt.

    And now ... you've left us wanting to see the whole quilt top ... please?
    Vivian

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    As I mentioned, yours is less scrappy looking and with the larger blocks, so the multi wide border should work well with it. I still think the 3rd on the left is a perfect choice for yours.
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    BEAUTIFUL quilt!!! I am no help with borders though..sorry, I just had to shout about your quilt!!

    Dina

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    3rd one also. Beautiful quilt top!
    Helen T.

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