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Thread: Need help for borders on this quilt

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    Junior Member vivnme's Avatar
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    Need help for borders on this quilt

    I could use some help with what borders to put on this quilt. I am posting a pictures of all the fabrics I have left that may work for the border. I also don't have any of the dark border that I used for sashing. I have looked everywhere for something similar but can't find any that are close or in the same tones. I need about a 15 to 20 inch drop of this. I really would like to have less on the top but don't know if this is possible. I would like other suggestions also.

    The last picture is a thought that maybe I should do a braid of all the different colors in the quilt.
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    I vote for 3rd down on left. I like the varied width of the borders.
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    I like the second on the left side. It makes the blocks pop.
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    I've been dealing with a border issue also. I like the third on the left group and also the braid idea is terrific. Your quilt is fabulous.
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    I like the second on the right. the dark, white, mauve and then wide dark print.

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    I like the second on the right as well, because it picks up so well on the colors in the quilt. However, my second choice would be the second on the left, because as Swan Song says, it really makes those blocks pop! I guess it's your choice what effect you want to achieve. BTW it's a truly gorgeous quilt!
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    I vote for the second down on the right. The narrow borders really frame the quilt and I like the dark fabric. The quilt is very pretty.
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    yep, 3rd down on left. the black larger border with the burgundy or what ever looks great!!

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    I like the 3 down on the left. I think the braid might detract from the main design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    I vote for 3rd down on left. I like the varied width of the borders.
    I like the 3rd down on left to just pulls all the pinks out

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    I really like the 3rd dwon on the left.

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    I'm another for third on the left ... it frames and it pops!

    If you want to see some quilts done with a similar setting, take a look at these.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...148904-21.html

    You'll find mine at post #203.

    Most of the borders have been kept fairly simple, as you want to be drawn to the work in the centre, as I'm sure you want to do with your quilt. With yours, it looks like your centre has fewer fabrics than most of the FWS quilts, and so you can use more fabrics in the borders. Somewhere I read that multiple borders should never have the same widths, which is what you've done in the 3rd on the left, for a really nice classic look without taking from the centre of the quilt.

    And now ... you've left us wanting to see the whole quilt top ... please?
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    I like the fourth the most but the third is a good alternative
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    I love the dark varigated fabric. It would really make everything pop IMHO.
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    The whole top Mom forgot to post :)

    Silly Mom - she forgot to post the whole thing! Here you go...
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    I vote for third on the left. It looks "complete" to me, whereas the others look as if something is missing. Just my opinion, of course.
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    Your quilt and the others are gorgeous. None seem to have a wide border though which is what I am having trouble with. Does anyone have any suggestions other than what I posted?
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I'm another for third on the left ... it frames and it pops!

    If you want to see some quilts done with a similar setting, take a look at these.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...148904-21.html

    You'll find mine at post #203.

    Most of the borders have been kept fairly simple, as you want to be drawn to the work in the centre, as I'm sure you want to do with your quilt. With yours, it looks like your centre has fewer fabrics than most of the FWS quilts, and so you can use more fabrics in the borders. Somewhere I read that multiple borders should never have the same widths, which is what you've done in the 3rd on the left, for a really nice classic look without taking from the centre of the quilt.

    And now ... you've left us wanting to see the whole quilt top ... please?
    Vivian

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    As I mentioned, yours is less scrappy looking and with the larger blocks, so the multi wide border should work well with it. I still think the 3rd on the left is a perfect choice for yours.
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    BEAUTIFUL quilt!!! I am no help with borders though..sorry, I just had to shout about your quilt!!

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    3rd one also. Beautiful quilt top!
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    Third on left and second on right. in that order of preference.

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    Third on the left!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelady View Post
    I like the second on the right. the dark, white, mauve and then wide dark print.
    This is my vote also. However, I like your braid idea but would use the mauve for the braid and finish with the dark fabric for the final border.
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    I am looking forward to seeing the finished product! Can't wait, please share when you have finshed.
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    Me Too! and I see I'm not alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelady View Post
    I like the second on the right. the dark, white, mauve and then wide dark print.
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