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Old 01-27-2011, 11:15 AM
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This is a quilt I am making for my niece's baby due in May. It only turned out to be 31x40 so I need to add some kind of border to make it a little bigger. What for a border? I wonder what my chances are of finding something to go with it. I bought the fabric 1200 miles away so forget going back to that shop to find a companion print. I don't think she had one anyway. What would you recommend?
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:18 AM
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A really deep dark blue would be pretty and not hard to match to this quilt. :D:D:D
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:23 AM
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How about using the cream or yellow (I can't tell which it is) in the background of the feature squares. Another thing would be to find a marble or small overall print in the greens that frame those feature squares. Take it with you to the quilt shop or fabric store. I am always surprised at the suggestions I get from both clerks and other customers! (of course not ALL their suggestions are good!!!!! :shock:
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:23 AM
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Do you think it should be a small print? The blue I already used has dog footprints on it. All the colors are a small print.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:24 AM
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That is a darling quilt....and I personally think it is plenty big for a newborn. Do you have any of the fabric left to do another small border if you want to or just enough for your binding? If you want to add more I would pull a color as best as I could match that you think the new mother would like best.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:28 AM
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I would pick the blue for an extra border.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:38 AM
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I would go with a dark blue.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:41 AM
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If you have a selvage edge of the blue or the green, see if you can find the specifics for the fabric - then you can do a fabric search online.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:46 PM
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I'd try to find a creamy yellow like the background of the picture blocks.
If you know the fabric group name (check the selvedges), you might be able to find a coordinating fabric online -- or post an In Search Of on this board!
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:48 PM
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I think I might just find a fabric close to the color of the paws to use as binding.
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