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Asking for design/color help pls

Old 05-23-2017, 12:18 PM
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I am making this quilt for an older toddler who likes trains. Love the train fabric but have not been happy with my design... Still gotta finish, so... I think I need a very small black border next, but after that I have no idea. It needs another border. Size does not matter. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:52 PM
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I like the idea of a black border or binding to tie it all together. Do you really feel you need more than just that?
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:10 PM
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It's a nice bright and fun quilt for a child who is attracted to trains.

To me ... my first audition would be to follow the same style as already used with the smaller blocks.

That is, black then a narrow colour strip then black again.
I would try for the blacks to be slightly wider than you have used for the smaller blocks..
Perhaps the 1st outside black, would be the same width as the 2nd of the smaller blocks.
Then the 2nd outside black, the same proportion wider as with the two blacks in the smaller blocks.

For the colour strip, I would audition, both the light green of your background and a scrappy mix of all the other border colours.

Good Luck!
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:23 PM
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​Cute top! Perhaps a large railroad track border?
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:04 PM
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i think a black border or binding will finish it off
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:12 PM
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I might do a Black border, then the Green (sashing color) border. Bind with Black. Think of your blocks and mirror them.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:27 PM
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I would like a very narrow black border and then go with one of the bright colors
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:38 PM
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i think black would be nice pretty quilt!!
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:22 PM
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Black would be fine, but I would add narrow borders of red, green, and purple with black binding. (not yellow because it would not be a strong enough color, IMHO) Make a stack of the colors, slightly offset so they all show, put the quilt on top then stand back and see what YOU think.

PS I think this is a wonderful quilt.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:23 PM
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I'd use a black narrow border (what I call a "stopper border - as in, it stops the action of the center) first, then a piano key border of all the colors you've used, finished with a primary color binding.

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