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Thread: split rail with pinwheel accent and question about borders

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    Junior Member Marcia_PA's Avatar
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    split rail with pinwheel accent and question about borders

    I have this top together and need to decide on the borders. I'm making it a queen size. Do you think the flower fabric accent for one of the borders is too weird? I was planning on a thin border next to the blocks, then two other borders, 4 or 5 inches each.
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    I lik the look of the borders in the last picture
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    I like the two outside borders, but I'd like the narrow one a more defined color - like the dark blue in pinwheels. It needs to contain the colors in the quilt so they don't bleed. That smoky blue blends a little too well, IMO. I love the happy flower border and the blue outer is good, too.
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    I like your border choices. The quilt is lovely!
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    Beautiful quilt. Sounds like a good idea to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I like the two outside borders, but I'd like the narrow one a more defined color - like the dark blue in pinwheels. It needs to contain the colors in the quilt so they don't bleed. That smoky blue blends a little too well, IMO. I love the happy flower border and the blue outer is good, too.
    Thanks everyone. Irishrose, I was thinking about a dark navy blue for the narrow border, or a deeper brown than the other browns in the quilt, but thought I'd see if I could get away with the fabric I already had The blue in the pinwheels is a little too light of a royal blue and doesn't set off some of the other blues in the split rail enough. Guess there's more fabric shopping in my future!
    Marcia

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    I love your quilt but I'm no help with the borders.

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    Good job, it looks terrific and I love your color choices. I like the borders too. Thanks for sharing.

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    The floral border is wonderful with the quilt.
    My mantra.....If YOU aren't doing the work, the fabric has to. It means, when the piecing is simple (what is more simple than a rail fence?!) then the fabric can be busy to add texture, movement, and interest to the quilt. (Thank you, Mary Ellen Hopkins for that bit of wisdom)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia_PA View Post
    Thanks everyone. Irishrose, I was thinking about a dark navy blue for the narrow border, or a deeper brown than the other browns in the quilt, but thought I'd see if I could get away with the fabric I already had The blue in the pinwheels is a little too light of a royal blue and doesn't set off some of the other blues in the split rail enough. Guess there's more fabric shopping in my future!
    I like the way you have it set up. The blue borders look fine and the floral add a nice touch.
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