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Old 01-08-2018, 07:22 AM
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no help here....but your quilt is beautiful!!!
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:37 AM
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We had a speaker at our guild, who said that your border color should be the color you want to bring out in the top. She even proved it by showing us with duplicate quilts that had different borders!
For example if you want to bring out the deep purple in your top, then use the deep purple. If you want the green to pop, then use the green.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:38 AM
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Love your quilt. I personally think borders are like a picture frame for our quilts, though some don’t need one. I would put various widths of your main colors as multiple borders.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:34 PM
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I would put a border around it of any colors that are not around the blocks so it would be a frame. Then add border strips to the size you want. I did a "ribbon" border on a panel quilt and it really finished it off nicely.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Maggie_Sue View Post
If you need it larger I would go with the light green. Beautiful quilt!! Are you sure this is your first quilt????
...or the light floral bound in the dark purple.....
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:38 AM
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An amazing first quilt, you must have natural talent to pull this beauty off!! I am too new to help with the border.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:03 AM
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I'm not a border person but I tend to run heavy into scrappy and modern type stuff. I would put a lovely green narrow binding on and then put it on my bed! (after I took pics for my Instagram pals) AMAZING JOB!
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:59 PM
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OH my gosh, that is SOOOO beautiful.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:14 AM
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Here’s a photo of the finished quilt.
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:47 AM
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Wow! Thank you so much for sharing. I am always in awe of people who do hand work -- please accept a round of applause from a safe social distance!
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