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    Since a queen is approximately 90x96" you will need about 24 inch of borders all the way around.
    What fabric do you have to use?
    You could do a 6" border, then a 12" block and another 6" border or any combination to make it 24".
    Could you continue the blocks you have with that same fabric? That would look nice for another 18" then a 6" border.
    So many possibilities.
    You might want to consider getting another of the same panel and use some of that.
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    Beautiful top! You can continue with the border idea using fabrics from the collection or fabrics that match.
    Here is a picture of one that was in progress using different border ideas. I hope this helps you in making some decisions in enlarging your quilt.
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    FYI....Michael Miller is a combination of a man and woman who came together to collaborate on fabric designs. I always giggle when someone..refers to Michael Miller is "he". This top is beautiful, would like to see it when its done.
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    I saw this posting & wondered if you could add borders similar to the 1st quilt, not the one that is the Snow Chateau panel like yours. Christmas Project: Top done, think I'll make it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I saw this posting & wondered if you could add borders similar to the 1st quilt, not the one that is the Snow Chateau panel like yours. Christmas Project: Top done, think I'll make it?
    Wow. I missed that one last year--that time of year I'm busy and there is so much activity on this board... That one was beautiful (the winter one)...

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    Yes, I agree. I would add another stone border and then borders with the lavender and teal. Good luck!
    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B View Post
    I would add a border of the stone fabric if you have more and depending on what size it is, a couple of other borders with the lavender and light teal fabric. Maybe bind it in the pink if I'm seeing correctly. I'm no pro at this, but those would look nice.

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    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing and I agree with MawMawB
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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    Since a queen is approximately 90x96" you will need about 24 inch of borders all the way around.
    What fabric do you have to use?
    You could do a 6" border, then a 12" block and another 6" border or any combination to make it 24".
    Could you continue the blocks you have with that same fabric? That would look nice for another 18" then a 6" border.
    So many possibilities.
    You might want to consider getting another of the same panel and use some of that.
    thanks for all the ideals I do have 4 more of the center block will have to order the stone again and the pics you posted were beautiful....thanks again and have a wonderful day everyone

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    I agree with the others. just keep building out with the wonderful colors you have not. nice job.
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    I agree, you can add another boarder of the stones and do pinwheels, piano keys, or anything else to fill it in. Lovely fabric!!!
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