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Thread: Scalloped border?

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    A couple months ago I bought a Fons and Porter magazine for a quilt design that I really liked. I decided I wanted to make that quilt for my god daughter. So I modified the design to make it smaller and a little less scrappy.

    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q.../CHINAGIRL.jpg[/IMG]

    I'm thinking about putting in a scallop border, but I'm not 100% sure on it. Think it would look good with a scallop border and what would be the easiest way to acheive it?

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    Scallops say 'Country' to me, and this quilt seems more modern. I'd skip it on this one unless you are going to embroider or applique motifs in the border.

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    If you wanted scallops, you should check out Eddie's tutorial:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-25080-1.htm

    I think his method would work well with your sketch. Note - his pics start on pg 3, but the directions start at the beginning. If you followed the contour of the rings with the scallops, it would probably look pretty good.

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    It took a little Photoshopping, but I put a scalloped border on the design to give a better idea on what it would look like. I put it on a black background so it would show up better. And I do realize the scallops are a tad bit too deep (I did this kind of quick), but again this is just to give a better idea on what it would look like with scallops.

    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...NAGIRLcopy.jpg[/IMG]

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    I think its looks awesome !!!

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    Sorry, I have to agree with IrishRose.

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    I love the scalloped border, it balances the block pattern very nicely.

    Go for it!

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    I did the Ribbon Puzzle block from quilterscache.com:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/R/RibbonPuzzleBlock.html
    This was only the 3rd large quilt I had made.....almost 5 years ago now.

    The pattern is a bit different from yours as they ribbons are not made from individual blocks, but I did scallop the edges (and did a cross hatch quilting on the border).
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    i'd do points on the edge before scallops

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    I find scallops to be very feminine. Since this is for a young girl I believe the scallops would be fine. Plus it's another skill you add to your repertoire!

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