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Thread: Help with Inner and outer border

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    Senior Member stitchengramie's Avatar
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    Help with Inner and outer border

    I just finished the top of a quilt for my great-niece. Now I cannot decided on which color of fabric to use for the inner and outer borders. I have several fabric colors that I want to use but just cannot get the right combination. I was wondering if the board members can help me to decide which fabric colors to use please.

    Here is a picture of the quilt top along with the fabric that I would like to uses for the borders.
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    Picture, please?,,,,,,,,,

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    You picture did not come through.

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    I would do a small white border first of the same background fabric behind the butterflies if possible. You could then use any of the bright colours you have posted. I like the first rosy pink but choose which bright that your niece would like. Great top!

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    have you thought about using the darkest color you have. Oops that isn't one of your choices. But if you have enough fabric of the dark I would think it would make the whole quilt pop!

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    I would use background as inner border then make a scrappy outer border with the colors in the blocks, you could also piece in some of the yardage you have if you didn't have enough of the other.

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    I agree with Tartan:

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I would do a small white border first of the same background fabric behind the butterflies if possible. You could then use any of the bright colours you have posted. I like the first rosy pink but choose which bright that your niece would like. Great top!
    My granddaughters would fight over that quilt. Very pretty!!

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    I like the two pinks.... inner border, the lighter pink, with the dark pink on the outside.

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    I also agree with Tartan! Your quilt is really pretty!!

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    I agree with Tartan too! Beautiful job!

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    I would go with a dark narrow 'stop' border. Do you have any of the fabric you used for the butterflies bodies? That's what I would use. Then any of your combinations. Your top is really cute!
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