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    need advise

    I need help. and in a bad way. not sure how to proceed with this quilt yet. what would you guys suggest. I need to have 4" to the sides and 5 1/2" to the top and bottom to make the quilt the size of a full not including the "drop" on the sides and bottom and the top will have a "drop" that will be hidden by pillows. what do you guys suggest. I will also like suggestions for the "drops"/boarders. I was thinking of doing a 2" boarder around the top that I have already. and then I don't know what else to do. what do you guys think?
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    I can't think of what you should do right now but I must say your quilt is oh so BEAUTIFUL! WOW. Love it.

    What is the name of the pattern?

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    It's very pretty.
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    Beautiful!! I don't always have the top the same as the sides and bottom. After all, the top will be hidden by pillows. I'd use the same fabrics and make borders of different widths to get the amount I need to add. Or, another thought might be to do some wedges in your border to coincide with the pattern you have. Good luck and don't forget to show us a picture when it's done.

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    No advice, just wanted to tell you i think your quilt is gorgeous, Love the colors.
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    Sorry, I don't have any suggestions either, but just have to say this is a gorgeous quilt!!

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    I would do a 2" border all around in the deep purple color and then do a 3" top & bottom and 2" on the sides of the light blue/periwinkle. Then I'd do another 2" of the deep purple all the way around and a final border of a matching floral to make it the size you're shooting for. I always go bigger than what I plan to make sure it will cover the bed if I have enough fabric. If I don't, then I get creative and start piecing borders which is my least favorite way to do borders. Too much math--LOL!
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    Love the colors. It's very pretty, but I don't have advice for the borders. You'll figure it out. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning View Post
    I would do a 2" border all around in the deep purple color and then do a 3" top & bottom and 2" on the sides of the light blue/periwinkle. Then I'd do another 2" of the deep purple all the way around and a final border of a matching floral to make it the size you're shooting for. I always go bigger than what I plan to make sure it will cover the bed if I have enough fabric. If I don't, then I get creative and start piecing borders which is my least favorite way to do borders. Too much math--LOL!
    I agree- I like that idea and I don't calculate too much on sizes. Just keep adding borders until it is the right size. Love your quilt, just saw the angels- so pretty!
    Linda

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    beautiful quilt
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    thanks for the compliments. Just want to add that the "drop" will be around 13" on each side. so it makes it a little awkward to do.
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    No worries...just send it to me(LOL). It is stunning, absolutely stunning. What if you put a 2" dark purple border, and then a wider border the same colour as your background, add your gorgeous star(smaller version) to each corner in the wider border, add a 2" pink border and bind it in the lime green. Please show us your finished project...it will be stupendous whatever you decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333 View Post
    I agree- I like that idea and I don't calculate too much on sizes. Just keep adding borders until it is the right size. Love your quilt, just saw the angels- so pretty!
    Linda
    I agree with this and also that it is a beautiful quilt top. Awesome
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    I would suggest a 2 inch dark purple border....Then a 1.5 inch green......then I would create a border using some pointy things to refrence the top, maybe long skinny diamonds, finish with a green and then dark purple border.

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    Sorry not much help here with borders I'm like luckylindy just add inches till its the size I want Just had to say that you that your quilt will be beautiful whatever you do, its stunning.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I think a 2" border of the dark color to start with would frame the quilt in a nice way. After that I am not sure.
    Lorraine

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    I would also frame in the dark purple-then either use the print with squares in corners with the points or the background fabric with the points all the way around. I like the idea of following thru with the original pattern in borders!! Cant wait to see what you do with it!!! Its just gorgeous!!! Great Job
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    I would do a 2" border then I would add the green and purple star blocks in the next border and then add 2 more borders to fill it out to the size I need using all the colors in the quilt.Ending with purple or green.
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    It's OH SO LOVELY!!! I doubt you could mess it up whatever you do. Just like others have said - borders. I'd keep them solid colors as there is already a lot going on in the center. Love it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning View Post
    I would do a 2" border all around in the deep purple color and then do a 3" top & bottom and 2" on the sides of the light blue/periwinkle. Then I'd do another 2" of the deep purple all the way around and a final border of a matching floral to make it the size you're shooting for. I always go bigger than what I plan to make sure it will cover the bed if I have enough fabric. If I don't, then I get creative and start piecing borders which is my least favorite way to do borders. Too much math--LOL!
    This is what I would do, too - BEAUTIFUL piecing, beautiful colors!

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    Your quilt is wonderful!!

    I would do a 1" dark purple border all around the center, then I would run a row of sunbursts bursts on the bottom (about 4") in the same colors as the center . Then I would add another wider border that will tie everything together.
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    I love the quilt....please post again when you figure out the borders. I would love to see how you end up dealing with the
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    Your quilt is wonderful!!

    I would do a 1" dark purple border all around the center, then I would run a row of sunbursts bursts on the bottom (about 4") in the same colors as the center . Then I would add another wider border that will tie everything together.
    what are sunbursts? and where do i find a pattern?
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    Beautiful. Great work.
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    I can't give you the advice you need, but I want you to know that your quilt is beautiful.
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