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Thread: adding another border?

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    Here is my jelly roll quilt and I decided to add a 9 patch block in the four corners to brighten it up a little. It is not quite as long as I would like it and could be a little wider also. What do you think about adding another border with the top and bottom wider than the sides? What do you think about another pink print? If I did that I would bind to the back of the quilt. Here are a couple photos if I can get them on. :roll:
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    Well, first of all, you should know I'm a quilting newbie - so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

    But I think it would be nice if you added another border, especially a pretty green one like the other colors in your quilt. But if you really wanted an overall pink feel to it...then go with your gut. :)

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    I'm not a big fan of pink, so I'd pick a print with pink flowers but a blue or green background or an allover print like the larger print strip near the middle of the main body of the quilt.

    I really like how it looks so far!

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    I'd go with the green also. Very nice!

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    Very pretty quilt :D:D:D
    I would also go with a print that has some of the other colors in it to :D

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    Actually, I was thinking of working some of the green into it - just a little with some of the other colors too. I will have to check my "stash" tomorrow.

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    Cute quilt-yes, it would look good with another border.
    Pink or any other color that's in the body of the quilt.

    I loooove pink & green so play around & pick the border that you like the best.

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    Hi, Thanks for sharing with me. It does not matter if you are a newby. We love everyone here.

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    Your quilt is cute. I don't think I would put another pink border on it would be too much. Maybe the green like others have suggested.

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    I like the idea of a green border. That would be perfect and bring out the green in the quilt. Go for it.

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    Another border would be great - & it doesn't matter if top/bottom are different widths than the sides. It IS your quilt after all! And I've seen that done by major quilting authors in books several times. Go for it!!

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    I definitely think another border is in order and I think you should go with a green. JMHO

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    Lovely as is ... but a green border would help draw out some of the other colors of the quilt.

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    If you're wanting to lengthen the ends but not the sides you could add a checkerboard border on both ends and then finish up with a narrow boarder or no border at all just the binding.

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    ok here is what I may use. Please let me know what you think. I have had this in my stash for over a year and didn't know what to use if for. I love butterflies.

    think it is too busy?
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    Oh yeah...I LOVE that last photo....really sets it off!!!

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    That will look lovely as a border

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    Oh yes!

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    I love your butterfly fabric and the colors are perfect. But I think the print is too big to fit in with the delicate 'feel' of your quilt and detracts from the main body of the quilt. JMHO. Nice jellyroll quilt.

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    Actually that is what I was wondering if I need a smaller print to not take away from the middle. I have it on my bed to just "look at" for awhile - when I go in I see it and will just let it sit for awhile to see how I feel.

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    A smaller print on the outside border would work better, and not so "fantasy" .... it should blend with what you already have as far as style of print. But yes, a larger outside border would be great on this!!

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    Love the colors of the butterfly fabric, but I agree with Burnsk that the print doesn't exactly "go" with the delicacy of the florals in the body of the quilt. Dig a little deeper in your stash!

    Please show us what you end up with.

    If you love the butterfly border--go with it! It's your quilt!

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    Love it .... I would proceed if it was my project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    Love the colors of the butterfly fabric, but I agree with Burnsk that the print doesn't exactly "go" with the delicacy of the florals in the body of the quilt. Dig a little deeper in your stash!

    Please show us what you end up with.

    If you love the butterfly border--go with it! It's your quilt!
    I agree the colors are great but it just doesn't go. Your quilt it just so pretty and feminine! Here is a thought if you need to use the butterfly fabric you could applique butterflies through out the quilt then that would bring continuity to the over all quilt. Then it would look pretty. I can see it in my head and I like what I see :lol: :shock: :thumbup:

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    Burnsk said very well just what I thought!

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