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Thread: Lets play Pick the Border!!

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    Wink Lets play Pick the Border!!

    Pattern is from Bonnie Hunter "Blue Ridge Beauty" (similar to Buckeye Beauty but one of the HST's is flipped) and the layout is "Barn Raising".

    I know I want a light color narrow (2") inner border and a dark color wide (8") outside border. I've laid out several possibilities.

    The first photo is the quilt top before it was finished ... only difference now is that it's larger and square.

    Remaining photo's are border possibilities. The stripe fabric at the top is the binding. A lot of the fabrics I chose for the border are either Jacquard or Embossed.

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    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    i like the gold inner border and the dark brown outer border. great center
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    I vote for the second to last pic one~ and terrific center!
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    I vote for picture 5 with the gold and brown. I love your version of Bonnie's quilt pattern!

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    The only one I don't like is the one with the camo block print.
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    You could always save yourself the decision ... make more blocks and go borderless!!


    But being that you want a border, I would go with the last two pics, which I think are the same dark border. I like the gold inner border, but definitely am intrigued by that printed inner border possibility. However, I would want to see it with more of the quilt showing, and at a distance, to really know if it were a winner or not.

    Loved looking and seeing so many familiar fabrics in there ... you've got one Beauty there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    The only one I don't like is the one with the camo block print.
    Me too. I threw it in there at the last second only because of the colors. I wouldn't call it "camo" though (I would never buy camo!), it's more like bricks.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    The brown and gold gets my vote. Makes your entire quilt stand out!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Loved looking and seeing so many familiar fabrics in there ... you've got one Beauty there!
    Thanks to you and a lot of other folks here on QB for the wonderful array of fabrics. Lots of them came from you (that goose is winking at you!) and lots of others came from boomerang groups and other "side swaps" with QB friends from the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and England.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I like the gold inner border and darker outer border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Thanks to you and a lot of other folks here on QB for the wonderful array of fabrics. Lots of them came from you (that goose is winking at you!) and lots of others came from boomerang groups and other "side swaps" with QB friends from the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and England.
    Maybe it needs a new name ... International Beauty or When Friends Sew Together or some such! I was surprised how many of mine, made it into that section of the quilt ... and yup, saw that goose winking. Maybe it was a Canada Goose, in disguise?
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    Wow DHM, that was a lot of work!!! I don't like the last one either but I do like the same outer border with the gold inner border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Maybe it needs a new name ... International Beauty or When Friends Sew Together or some such! I was surprised how many of mine, made it into that section of the quilt ... and yup, saw that goose winking. Maybe it was a Canada Goose, in disguise?
    Because all of the "donor counties" are English speaking countries, the name will be either "Broken English" or "An Adventure in English". haven't decided yet. "An Adventure in English" is one of my all-time favorite non-fiction books explaining the evolution of the English language. "Broken English" kind of describes the quilt though.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Wow DHM, that was a lot of work!!! I don't like the last one either but I do like the same outer border with the gold inner border.
    Yes and no ... I can say I spent far more time cutting than sewing this one because there are so many fabrics that quite a few I had to figure out the best way to cut from a cut-into scrap piece. I also did some fussy-cutting with some of the novelty prints to avoid cutting of horses heads and such. It was all chain pieced, so the piecing went fast.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    .............I also did some fussy-cutting with some of the novelty prints to avoid cutting off horses heads and such..........
    The horses thank you!
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    I would vote for a small yellow boarder and then a larger red. Try that one.

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    I vote the second to last photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i like the gold inner border and the dark brown outer border. great center
    A vote here too, DHMom. Are you going to put the stripe on the bias? That would make a sharp looking edge!
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    I like # 3. Beautiful quilt.
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    Lovely quilt! I can't quite judge the yellow inner border without seeing a longer view, but it seems as though it's a bit too bright. I vote also for the 5th close-up photo. I think that's definitely the best brown for the quilt, and the brown and gold are great together.

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    I think picture #5 is a winner (gold inner border, solid(ish) brown outer border)! I would also suggest using the gold fabric as binding (if you have enough, otherwise the similiar one with the flowers might work as well). I think the one you put on top as suggestion would be too busy, as the centre is quite busy itself, with the many, many pretty scrap fabrics you used. It'd be good to balance that out with relatively calm borders and binding, so that the focus stays on the centre.

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    Wow! I love working with scraps and your quilt is beautiful!! I vote for gold inner border, brown outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    I vote for the second to last pic one~ and terrific center!
    I agree!!!!!!!
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    I like the gold narrow with the brown wide… Great job of using up those "little things in stash/es"!..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    I vote for the second to last pic one~ and terrific center!
    This is my favorite also.

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