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Thread: Which boarders look best?

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    Which boarders look best?

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    I was going use narrow brown boarder and next on a little bigger with blue on left and umbrella fabric as the last at 5 inches wide. The quilt is for a twin bed and with out boarders it is 56x56. Thanks for your help.
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    I like a small brown with a large blue don't like the umbrellas with the quilt. that is just my opinion

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    May the umbrellas don't go now that i look again
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    Guess it depends on whether you want to tone your quilt down with the brown, or really make it lively with the wide umbrella border. I tend to lean towards the traditional (brown).

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    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.

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    I would use blue first border, brown second border.

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    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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    Thanks everyone, I have enough blue for small and outside boarder will be brown. I am glad I ask. I show pictures when I am done. This is Bonnie Hunter's Star struck.
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    I love that umbrella fabric, I don't know how it would look on the boarder though. I would add the umbrella to the back. I can't wait to see it finished.
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    Agree with the others re blue then brown. Will look great. Going to check out Bonnie Hunter again thanks.
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    I agree, too, but really like the umbrellas. Do you have enough for the back or can you piece it in typical Bonnie style?! It's going to be great!!

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    Definitely NOT the umbrella!

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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 Bataplai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debquilts2 View Post
    I like a small brown with a large blue don't like the umbrellas with the quilt. that is just my opinion
    Same here. I love the darling stars.

    PS: What's "typical Bonnie style" for backing (from an earlier post)?
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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 the smaller strip in blue to ramp it up and the brown to finish it off. Nice quilt.
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    I love the blue and the brown fabric too for the border. If you really want to use the umbrella fabric you could use it for the backing.
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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.
    agree with this choice, IMHO. A very pretty quilt with traditional appeal. A narrow blue and wider brown fills the bill!
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    I see you've already made up your mind but I'll add my 2 cents - narrow blue and larger brown. No umbrellas! BTW- it's a really nice top so far.

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    One more voice. Blue, brown and no umbrellas. You are going to have a wonderful quilt.

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    I think it needs a narrow stopper border so I would use the brown first, then a little wider turquoise and the print wider last. If you use the turquoise border first the turquoise of the quilt blends into it not making a sharp definition between quilt and the border.

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    I completely agree - l'm not feeling the umbrellas at all.
    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.

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    I would use the blue as a first small border then brown big border. I don't think the umbrella one fits this quilt. IMHO
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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 think this also, but would start with a narrow white border, then blue, then brown.
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    I agree!! Blue first then brown!! I like umbrellas but not for top. I agree again--if you use it , use it on the back!

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    If you want 3 borders, and have enough fabric.... I think it would look great to do a brown inner border, blue middle border, and brown larger outer border. Just a suggestion
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