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Thread: I need some ideas of a border to use

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    Super Member sylvia77's Avatar
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    I just finished this Stars all around pattern and it needs to be 20 inches bigger. Any ideas on what kind of borders that might look good? I shot this picture outside and the wind was blowing really hard so it's not the best picture.
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    How about diamonds on the slant, you could use triangles...then another wide border...

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    That is beautiful, Sylvia!

    I could see another 5" border all around, with some flying geese or LeMoyne Star accents wrapping the corners or even just a patterned fabric border. That center is too gorgeous to draw attention away from!

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    You could use HST's to make diamonds in the light and the purple colors and insert the blues at intervals. Whatever you chose, let us see the finished product. The top is beautiful!! Great job!

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    Flying geese in the same colors would be pretty .... GOOD JOB on this so far!!!!!

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    don't know how, but I would extend the star points out into the borders.
    good luck, waiting to see a finished picture.

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    Thanks for all of your suggestions, I got a mind freeze going on it seems, couldn't think of a thing. I like all of your ideas now which one will I use, hmm . . .

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    Holey Moley! That's one great lookin' quilt top! Hopin' to see this one again when you're done!

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    I wouldn't add any more design elements.. I'd just put another 5" border, mitered corners out of the darkest color in the design.

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    Think all of the suggestions are good ones. The only thing I have to say it that it's gorgeous.

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