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Do I need another border?

Old 10-12-2013, 10:40 AM
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I am not sure if this quilt needs an outer border. What are your opinions?2ir-closeup1.jpg
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:47 AM
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Depending on how big you want the quilt to be...personally and this is just my preference of course. I would have put a 1 1/2" or 2" border of one of the colors in the quilt and then the wider outside border and then bind it with the inner border color but that is what I would do...and BTW I love love this quilt...Looks like a lot of work.....
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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Oh...a nice pick border would look so pretty...love your quilt!
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:50 AM
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I love Hello Kitty! Your top is adorable! I might lay one of the brights from the quilt alongside the white border to audition it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:56 AM
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I would try putting a wide border maybe 2" of the brighter pink color to see if it looks right, if not maybe a bright purple
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:29 AM
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i would only add another border if the size is not large enough as it is.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:34 AM
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Short answer - yes. Longer answer - it looks unfinished to me the way it is. Just my opinion though. I love what you've done so far. Is that applique?
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:35 AM
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I would put another border in a bright color. The white makes it very pale IMHO. Very nice quilt by the way. I do love the soft colors you have used.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:44 AM
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It's adorable! Maybe would've used the white as trim all around connecting the sashing and then the beige/tan border. But I think it's cute as is. Just depends on how big you want it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by btiny36 View Post
Depending on how big you want the quilt to be...personally and this is just my preference of course. I would have put a 1 1/2" or 2" border of one of the colors in the quilt and then the wider outside border and then bind it with the inner border color but that is what I would do...and BTW I love love this quilt...Looks like a lot of work.....

I agree with Btiny36. But it is best to audition to be able to find the perfect border. You have done a very lovely job with piecing this quilt.
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