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Thread: Which boarders look best?

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    How about all three. Narrow brown, wide umbrella and bind with the turquoise.

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    2 inch white, 1 inch blue then 3 to 4 inch brown. good luck looks beautiful.
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    2 inch white, 1 inch blue and 3 to 4 inch brown. this is my idea. good luck looks wonderful
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    I agree with the others. Nix the umbrellas and do narrow blue border and wider brown one. Will be lovely. show us when you finish. :-)
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    Me too, blue first then brown. Umbrellas would look fun on the backing. Great job on the friendship stars!!
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    Save the umbrellas for a rainy day... stick to the blue and brown for this project

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    I would say blue first, then the brown , I like the umbrella fabric but have to agree not for a big border. I have had things like that and used them for the binding . you get the colors without the patterns and use it on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    I agree with the others. Nix the umbrellas and do narrow blue border and wider brown one. Will be lovely. show us when you finish. :-)
    This is what I would do as well.

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    I agree with the choice of a narrow blue, then a bit wider brown. I think the umbrellas are to busy for the rest of your quilt

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    I would use the blue and then the brown.
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    I agree with the white first then use both brown and blue.

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    Just a thought but see what a narrow navy blue 1st border would look like. It's just me but I like to stop the pattern and then maybe add it after the 1st frame.

    There is quite a study on how to know where quilters live - you can tell it by the way they choose their borders. No kidding. Just like the Amish - different solid colors and patterns per region. I don't have the info on that any longer but it is quite interesting.

    I like your quilt - that blue and brown with the white is so calming.

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    I like a thin blue and a wide brown border. I don't care for the umbrellas as a border fabric, but, if you have enough, maybe use it as your back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
    Save the umbrellas for a rainy day... stick to the blue and brown for this project
    I agree. No umbrellas for this project, except the back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataplai View Post
    I think the brown should be your large outer border, and I think a smaller strip of the blue would make a great inner border. I don't like the umbrellas with those blocks.
    I agree--small blue then larger brown for the outer border. I like the umbrella but not on this quilt.

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    Love the shade of blue. Blue inner border, brown outer would be very pretty, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataplai View Post
    I think the brown should be your large outer border, and I think a smaller strip of the blue would make a great inner border. I don't like the umbrellas with those blocks.
    I agree with this.....
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    blue and brown for me. I think the other is just too busy

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    Although I love the umbrella print, I think it would be too busy. I'd use the turquoise/blue and the brown, in different widths....probably the turquoise as an inner border and the brown a wider final one.

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    I see many had the same thought I did. I also agree the umbrella print would make a nice binding or as the back.

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    If you have a digital camera lay out the different designs in the sizes you have in mind, take a picture see what you like and if you can make the picture black and white see what blends, yes even black and white.If it does not work you will know it.Different designers(that is what we are) have different ideas.

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    You people crack me up. A boarder is a person who eats at your house, and may have a room there as well. You would be giving them "room and board" A border is something around the outside, as in: Lake Superior is one border of Wisconsin. So the thing you put around your quilt is a border, not a person.

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    I know your question was about borders but I couldn't help noticing your background also forms a star and yours is a mixture of pink & white points. Was wondering if maybe you would like to turn your blocks to form alternating pink & white stars? Just a suggestion which may not even be possible. I did see a few white stars and I particulaly liked the one with 2 pink & 2 white points in opposite directions, the one at the top right side, second from right. Whatever you decide, your quilt is beautiful !!!!
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    Nice quilt...I think I would go with the small blue border then wide brown... you could use the umbrellas as binding or as others suggest for the back..

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