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Thread: need help with border for Corvette quilt

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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    I have finally created a quilt from the large print of Corvettes that I have been puzzling over. Now I am wondering what type of border to put on it. I thought I would go with black, but now I am not so sure. And what size??

    This quilt will be auctioned off at a charity auction at our next Corvette car show. My last one, a baby quilt, sold for $240. I am still a beginning quilter, and that quilt looked like a beginner did it. I want this one to end up looking much better. All of the folks at the auction will be Corvette owners, not quilters, if that makes a difference.

    Any suggestions? Thanks. (I think I have attached the picture correctly. You will have to ignore the quilt examiner. He just would not be moved, and I was too soft hearted to forbid him to be there, as he is part of all my projects. :) )
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    It looks great. I think I would go with two border, gray and then black.

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    i agree with grannyW5....that is a nice corvette quilt !

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    I agree.. a narrow gray border then a wide black border. perhaps with the word corvette quilted into the border repeatedly. Or maybe the word corvette alternating with chevy logo..

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    What about a tiny black streak between all the squares? Seems to me it would make them pop!! Then gray and then black all around the quilt itself. Perhaps a thin black and thicker gray.

    It's a lovely quilt and I'll bet some owner of a much loved Corvette will outbid anyone else and take it home and love it forever.

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    Neat quilt. My husband and I love corvettes and belong to a corvette club. Where did you get this material? I agree with the others, narrow gray border and wider black.

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    Nice quilt, and a huge inspector you have. Both are so pretty.

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    I agree with everyone else. A Grey and Black borders. Nice quilt.

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    I am going to go a different way... blue and then black :D:D:D

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    How about checkerboard, like the racing flags?

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