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Thread: Finished my Attic quilt top Need help on color for border.

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    Super Member Bill'sBonBon's Avatar
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    Hi everyone, I am pooped from going to the quilt show and company!!!! :shock:
    I want to post pics. of quilt show but my attic windows quilt top is finished, FINALLY except for borders. So My quilt goes first. :roll: I'm finished with the blocks. I have pictures showing the colors. Nooow what I need are oppinions on border color. I have blocks with white back ground going around the bottom and across the pillows. What I thought is would a pink border make the gray pop and the pink baskets and flowers? There is going to be a light gray miterd sash around left dark gray around bottom, Mitered of course,as they are on top and right of quilt top.So going with the colors in the blocks give me some input on colors for borders. I want it to touch the carpet. One day in future wooden floors are going to be sanded and shellaced. I want the cutains to be same color as border.
    How does all this sound. I have worked very hard on this quilt. It is my first for myself.
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    What colour would you like to "see" when you come into your bedroom? If it's pink.....then that's a good choice for your borders...IMO....

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    Oh WOW! I love attic windows. What a beautiful quilt. I'm color challenged so I won't give MO on a border. :?:

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    Does it need a border it is a beautiful quilt as is. Maybe light blue border with dk blue binding.

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    OMG that is one gorgeous quilt, I LOVE IT.

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    And it needs a border because?? :?: I would just finish with the sashing on the bottom and left sides. The light gray pops just fine as is. It's a stunning quilt right now. Great job!!

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    Beautiful quilt!!!

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    Your quilt is lovely. I has a nice three dimensional feel to it. :D

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    I agree with nor'easter you have a beautiful quilt don't make the border take away from your quilt

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    Yeah, what they said! It's beautiful as it is!

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    That turned out so lovely!

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    I'm thinking dark blue but heck I'm new to this. Very nice and your rows are PERFECT

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    Oooh goodness, that is B-E-A-YOOTIFUL! I see what you are thinking about maybe having pink to pick out the colours in the blocks, but am not sure if a different colour border will maybe detract from the stunning 3D effect you have got with the dark/light squares, which is a visual treat!

    To me, the bottom looks like it needs another row of the light grey to finish off the pattern, then I think if you still want some pink, you can bind it in pink?

    Can't wait to see what you decide to do. I am in awe of this one, it is so lovely.

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    It's beautiful as is.

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    I agree that it's absolutely beautiful!! I think either a dark blue border or no border.

    Glad that you finally made something for yourself :wink:

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    ooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful ......

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    Very nice. Just finish the edges with sashing.

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    This quilt is sooo beautiful. I love it. Now there is another quilt pattern I want to make. I'll never get them all done, but I'm going to have fun trying.LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Thank you all for the good reviews. I am going to finish the left side and bottom with the light and dark gray. When I do that It may not need a border just a binding. Decisions,decisions, I can hardly wait to start quilting it. I am doing stitch in ditch for sashes. Cant make my mind up yet about the squares. maybe outline baskets. AnyWays Thankyou,Thankyou.
    Bonnie

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