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Thread: Needing some ideas for colors to use for border strips

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    Member johns2ndwife's Avatar
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    for colors to use for border strips for this scrappy quilt I am making.....I am drawing a blank as to what colors to use....I need 3 colors....one for inside border(3")......one for the middle(1 3/4") & one for the outside(6"....I am thinking of doing a scrappy border since I have a bunch of the squares I used already leftover...but they will run like piano keys all around.....sorry for rambling...on with the picture.....& thanks a bunch for any ideas.

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    Definately start with a green inner boarder. Then pick another at random, or use white, then scrappy. Love your quilt top

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    1st border...white to match the stars. Second border...the leftover blocks. Third border one of the darker fabrics in the quilt to frame it all. I love the way the green makes everything else pop! Very nice.

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    I was thinking maybe a little skinny darker green for the first border, then your bright green then a scrappy one... Love the white stars and the green sashing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    1st border...white to match the stars. Second border...the leftover blocks. Third border one of the darker fabrics in the quilt to frame it all. I love the way the green makes everything else pop! Very nice.
    i like this idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Definately start with a green inner boarder. Then pick another at random, or use white, then scrappy. Love your quilt top
    Ditto. Love it! Scrappy border will be gorgeous!

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    There needs to be a red print in those borders, probably the middle one after the white inner border. Out side border a blue print to match one of the blues in the quilt and then use the left over blocks for a scrappy binding.

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    The green is so bright, it should come out to the border too!

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    I think the inner border white then green outer border

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Definately start with a green inner boarder. Then pick another at random, or use white, then scrappy. Love your quilt top
    Hey thats what I was gonna say grn-wht-then keys

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