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Old 05-27-2013, 05:25 PM
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I made the top this weekend using 2 jelly rolls from Joann's they are smaller only 20 in each roll so I had to buy 2 at first I was going to,do a jelly roll,race but changed my mind then I thought do a friendship braid but ended up making these blocks and framed it In.brown, I bought some material to border it but not to sure if I like the color, so my question is should I NOT border it, use what I have or go looking for a better color material that I feel matches better.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:28 PM
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I think it would look pretty in a print border. I agree, I don't think your initial choice is quite right. Pretty quilt top. Pretty colors.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:31 PM
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You have so many options - a green border would completely change the quilt!
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by patti p View Post
I made the top this weekend using 2 jelly rolls from Joann's they are smaller only 20 in each roll so I had to buy 2 at first I was going to,do a jelly roll,race but changed my mind then I thought do a friendship braid but ended up making these blocks and framed it In.brown, I bought some material to border it but not to sure if I like the color, so my question is should I NOT border it, use what I have or go looking for a better color material that I feel matches better.
A border would be a great idea, maybe something with a mixture of browns. I think the material you have for the border is too light. My HO though. Let' see what others say.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:51 PM
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I would put a border on it, but maybe in browns or greens ... love your idea of the strips. Really pretty quilt top.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:04 PM
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if you have to use that blue, i'd suggest a much lighter inner border first. I'm sure it will end up looking great what ever you choose.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:12 PM
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i think it looks fine without a border, if the finished size is ok for you. but i would bind it in the brown so that you don't lose the width off the outside sashing.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:24 PM
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A border would look nice if you want one, but I agree the current material doesn't seem to be the right choice. If you want to keep it as it is (and that looks great too) I also think binding in the sashing brown would be the best choice. Great job!
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If you have enough of the fabrics, a piano key border would be perfect.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
If you have enough of the fabrics, a piano key border would be perfect.
I thought of that but I do not have enough material it was a jelly roll
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