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Thread: Need ideas for border

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    Junior Member imaquilter's Avatar
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    Okay.....some of you may remember that I posted pics of about 20 of these blocks a few months ago. The fabrics all came from a swap I was involved in. I peiced the blocks and put the top together but, now need a border. I want a simple plain border as this quilt is a remake of an 1896 pattern. What I need is suggestions for color....? Should I go with a plain dark color or a dark multi color or a brown or a blue or...you get the idea...I have every color combination possible going on here so there are tons of possibilities.

    Help! It's 11:16 pm and my brain is fried and I have to work at the Quilt Shop tomorrow and want to pick up the border fabric then. I hope I catch some late nighters or early risers!
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    I'd use black or another dark color to pull it all together. That is a very beautiful quilt - I would love to make one sometime.

    Color choices are really great.

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    What about one of those absolutely beautiful marbled fabrics in darker tones. The ones that look like they've been sponge painted only much more subtle. If I could think right now, I'd remember who does them LOL.

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    Ooooh, this is what i would do. See bottom of quilt, second row from bottom, second square in on left side? lol I would do someting like that, like a tan coloured marble wide border, with a small chocolate brown inner and outer border lol Beautiful quilt!

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    I agree with the above!

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    There's a lot going on with this quilt. I think a simple black border would do 'er justice!

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    That it a lovely quilt , your work is inspiring. I would opt for a dark green self patterned border or possibly dark wine.
    Katherine

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    when you look at the photo, which color(s) grab your attention first, then second. (mine go straight to the red, then the blue, for example). those are the two colors i would use for an inner and outer border. (i woiuld do the blue as inner, red as outer). I would bind it in a very dark brown, or a superdark blue.

    teeny-tiny florals, mottled, or marbled

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    All suggestions are great. I like the darker border ideas.

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    My preference would be a deep burgandy or wine color for the border.

    Barb

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