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Thread: Need help with the border on this quilt

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    Hello I have posted this before but I for the life of me cannot figure out how to do the border. I tried to do piano key style didn't look good. I just cannot figure out what it needs. the blue is like a sky blue almost looks like clouds in the pattern.

    What it looks like
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    pics of colors in the quilt
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    more colors
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    These seem to be the best actual colors.
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    I bought this on ebay Do you think this would work?
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    I personally think anything but a plain border will detract from the intricacy of your design. I think it is beautiful. With a plain border, you can do some decorative quilting too!

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    What color would you use? I thought maybe the light blue but my daughter says it is too plain.

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    I agree, plain is the way to go. Something that looks like a picture frame. Big and beefy. Love the design!!!

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    I would use one of the medium brown prints that has the pink accents. The quilt looka great!

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    do you need a border---may be a narrow brown+same binding---love the quilt

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    Beautiful top. No help with the border.

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    That's so pretty! I'd use a brown tonal for the border. Something with texture like Kaufman Fusions, Wilmington Essentials, or a marble. It's plain enough not to take away from the center, but not too plain. I think it would blend nicely.

    Let us know what you select!

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    I would probably go with your light color in the quilt for a small border and then finish with a wider border of a dark. Good luck. Beautiful quilt.

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    This also would be my suggestion ( what jemma said). Awesome quilt!

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