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Thread: need help with border colors

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    Super Member piepatch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I like this idea...I forgot about the binding...guess I do need all three materials.
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I think I'd use the lighter color leaf pattern for the 2-1/2" border and the small allover print for the wider border. Then the darker leaf print for the binding, unless you were planning to use black for the binding.
    I agree with mom-6. I like her idea.

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    Your DH definitely had the right idea. Makes it more artistic.

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    He also suggested using fleece for the backing...I never even thought of that...
    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    Your DH definitely had the right idea. Makes it more artistic.

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    Hubby did a good job, I like his pick and use the dark brown or black fabric for the binding.
    Blessings,
    MaryAnna

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    It is a beautiful quilt and your parents will love it!

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    My dad was in Japan during the war in the 50's and he just started talking about it. He has some good memories there so when I started making this quilt it made me think of him.
    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    It is a beautiful quilt and your parents will love it!

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    It's getting there...I ended up doing just one border...front binding done. Now hand sewing the back of the binding. Hoping to finish today if my fingers hold up.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I have three colors, see top of quilt. I need to make two more borders. one 2 1/2 then the last one at 4 1/4 inches. not sure which colors look better...I was thinking one of the colored leaf materials then the beige funky one for the final outside border. Thoughts...Help...

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    You made the right decision! Your parents will love it!! It's beautiful! :-D ;)

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