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Thread: Help with borders

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    soooo cute! i think the outer border is fine... the green border stops the center pattern... and the leaves are not so large to draw attention from the turkey
    I agree!!!!!!!!!! IMHO the outer border frames the top nicely and tiers all the other colors together! Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The outer border matches the colors in the turkey just fine. Add top and bottom and leave it be.

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    I like the borders! They look great on the quilt. Nice job!
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the outter border!! It adds something else to it.I don't think it's overpowering at all!
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    I think the border looks great, with all the solid fabrics the quilt did need some color (print fabric).

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    I agree; pick a darker border.

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    me? I like the bold border... the green inner border defines the turkey... do what pleases your eye!!! (Contrary to popular opinion, the Quilt Police are only imaginary lol)

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    When I first looked at the quilt, I didn't even notice it was a turkey. My eyes were drawn to the border. IMO I would use a darker border, like the maroon you have in the turkey or make the border you have now smaller. It's such a cute quilt, never saw that pattern before. But to me, the border draws your eyes to it right away.
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    I like it and think after you put the top and bottom borders on, it will be fine.

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    Darker outside...something close to the reddish color that's in the quilt.

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    I think your quilt looks great. The green frames it nicely and the leaves are not over powering. Quilt it, bind it and enjoy it.

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    Perhaps it is just the power of suggestion, but all I can look at is the border. Your turkey is wonderful and deserves to be the center of attention. Personally I would use a rust or brown outer border - on all four sides. But as others have said, it is your piece and you need to make it something you will be happy with.

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    Love the pattern, and I think the border is perfect for the colors you have in the piece.

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    This is such a fun quilt! love it!

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    I would use a darker color for the outer border. The yellow pulls the eye away from the center. JMHO.

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    I think it looks great on the quilt!

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    I like it, but might add another border that is darker, or maybe just a darker binding.

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    I think your leaf fabric is pretty but detracts from the cute turkey. Just my opinion but the leaves seem too smalll in proportion to the turkey. Of course it is harder to tell from a picture. Make what you like, after all, we only have to please ourself, right? Just curious, what border color came with the kit? Good luck and hope you will post again when completed.
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    I think the colorful leaf print compliments your turkey nicely. I'd leave it the way you have it!

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    I think I'd continue with the leaves border, but trim it down to maybe, 1 1/2", then add a brown tone on tone for the final border. I haven't seen this pattern and it is adorable!

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    Hi there!
    I think you stopped for a reason, something wasn't feeling right, which is why you asked for opinions.
    The border fabric is a nice feature fabric, however, to me, the turkey gets lost with it, I think to keep the turkey the focus you need a plainer fabric, a dark tone on tone would be great.

    wow, who ever thought of doing a turkey with a twister is so cool LOL!
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    I would love to make this. Where can I get the pattern?

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    I love the outer border you have chosen...Maybe it's because you have only done the sides so far. Once you get the same going on the top and bottom, get it quilted and then bind (maybe the same colour as your inner frame) I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Looks like one happy turkey

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    Ditto may we have where the pattern was from.? The border I would use a plain darker fabric like a picture frame.
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    Thanks everyone for all of your input. I got the pattern from www.thehometownquilter.com (a local online only quilt shop). The owner, Chris, knows the designer because she's from our town originally. The pattern is called Turkey Twist by Handcrafts By Jennifer. If you don't see the turkey on her website, you can email her. I've seen it in other shops as well. The website on the back of the pattern is www.handcraftsbyjennifer.com. I met the gal who designs them and I'm waiting to buy her snowman that's coming soon, Chris showed me a picture of it as a sneak peek and its adorable (I buy a lot from her online store).

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