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Old 09-26-2015, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by sewingitalltogether View Post
I'm fond of 3 borders. Maybe the dark blue 1 -2" with that yellow 3 1/2" and finished with one of the pinks/reds at 5". Love the quilt.
Yip -- that's what I'd do... It's GORGEOUS!
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:28 AM
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I would definitely do a small light solid border and then you could do any type of border after that. I think you need the solid to set the center log cabin off and make it pop.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:35 AM
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I've been adding sort of a racing stripe on my borders. On yours as a suggestion only a 2-3" border in the background fabric, then a 1.5" stripe in a color you want to stand ut and then finish off with a larger background border. Been doing this for my last couple quilts and really like the look. Plus for those quilts that just need a little more size added to them, this works..........at least for me it did.

Love the colors in your quilt, so bright and cheerful. Put on the sunglasses...:-)
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:59 AM
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Wow, great quilt. I vote for white border. Pin some white fabric down at least one side, should give you your answer on how to proceed.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:20 AM
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I like the idea of a small white border to stop the eye. I would add another border to tie in the backing. This would depend on who you are giving it to and what they prefer. (I think a blue backing and blue border to match the medium dark blue in the logs would be smashing!)
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:47 AM
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I also agree. I would sew a narrow border of the white fabric you used and then try a piano keyboard. If that doesn't look good, then try one of the darker blues. I don't want anyone to take offense but the binding is the part of the quilt that gets the most abuse so I would never use white binding. It will constantly look dirty all the time.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:01 AM
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Thank you everyone for your help and your kind words!! I need to re arrange some blocks for better balance, get everything sewn and then I will add the border(s) and post a pic one I get it quilted. Thank you again!!
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:02 AM
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Add another vote to the White Inner Border followed by that beautiful bright blue (could be border or binding -- or flange). Really striking! I just love this quilt!
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:46 PM
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I also think the white border would be a great idea, and would then add one from one of your lovely bright colors, or use that as the binding, if not both.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:05 PM
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I would do a white border. Love your quilt - colors are so cheery! Makes me happy to look at it.
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