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    Need some help

    I am making this to donate to a local charity event. The size of the quilt ended up being 45X89. I was unhappy with the size so I put it away and now need to finish this. I have been told to add a 10 or 12 inch med pink border and add some applique pink ribbons on the border.

    I have this in my head as not looking right. I think it will look like I didn't want to finish the quilt so just added a big border.

    I have seen on here where people have a computer program where they can add borders to show how it would look. If anyone has a program and could do that I would appreciate it.

    I would like to add more bargello strips but I waited so long to finish this I can't get all the fabrics I used any longer. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate any advice.

    I just can't see how it would look with big borders. It may be fine but I would like to see it. I can find 7 of the pink fabrics I used. Is there a way to add to it using only that amout of strips.
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    It is very beautiful 48" is an odd width size for the length you have made this. I think that if you have some of the pinks left over, I would make a small border on the sides and then a larger one. You will need to play with what you have left to see how it would turn out.

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    I think there's plenty of pink in the quilt already.

    I'm a big fan of wide borders, and I would use the dark purple for the borders.

    If you want, you can liberally sprinkle some pink ribbons on the border, where they will definitely stand out.

    It will look fabulous!

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    I know the size is odd. I should have looked at the pattern before I made it. I know a couple of people have used the same pattern. One made adjustments in the amount of fabric before she started and carried out a wave design. It was very pretty, but she figured it out before she started.

    The other made it this size and they have not had their charity event yet so she is hoping the size will be o.k.

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    Omg that is beautiful. Were could I find that pattern. I would love to make one. I love pink and the breast cancer ribbon.

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    The designer is Heidi K. Farmer it is called Ribbon Quilts Pink Bargello Ribbon. I bought it online last year. I would think it would still be available, but I am not sure what website I got it from. She donates $2 from each pattern to breast cancer research.

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    (sorry, I messed up the cropping and was too lazy to go back and fix it)

    Here's an idea of what it would like with borders - darkest purple, med purple, med pink, lighter pink.

    These borders are 10" (sides) and 3" (top/bottom) for a quilt that will be ~60x95

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    It's a beautiful quilt to donate. Be very proud of yourself. I personally like either one of the purples that were suggested. I think whoever bids on this (I assume it's an auction) will be so happy.

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    Thank you so much. This is just what I was looking for. I think I like purple. It makes the design stand out.

    Again Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    (sorry, I messed up the cropping and was too lazy to go back and fix it)

    Here's an idea of what it would like with borders - darkest purple, med purple, med pink, lighter pink.

    These borders are 10" (sides) and 3" (top/bottom) for a quilt that will be ~60x95

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    Your top is beautiful I would make borders purple and you could make narrower borders until it is the width you want it. Like 2-1/2" - 3-1/2" etc. I have done that many times. I think smaller borders will look nicer. You could finish with a 4-1/2" or 5-1/2 unfinshed last border.
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    I like the dark purple. Depending on the charity, what if you appliqued something on the border. Hearts come to mind because of the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    (sorry, I messed up the cropping and was too lazy to go back and fix it)

    Here's an idea of what it would like with borders - darkest purple, med purple, med pink, lighter pink.

    These borders are 10" (sides) and 3" (top/bottom) for a quilt that will be ~60x95

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    So nice of you to add the border pictures for her to be able to decide. Any one of them would be beautiful as what she has to start with is gorgeous. I like the right side of both - the lighter purple or the lighter pink but it may look different when you look at the actual fabric choices you have. But you can see that the wide border is just fine. You did a beautiful job. Please post when completed.

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    I would add a very narrow border of a pink (solid-reading) and then the wide dark purple to frame it. If you added more bargello strips it would take away from the ribbon design in the center in my opinion. I would also not embellish the border for the same reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Your top is beautiful I would make borders purple and you could make narrower borders until it is the width you want it. Like 2-1/2" - 3-1/2" etc. I have done that many times. I think smaller borders will look nicer. You could finish with a 4-1/2" or 5-1/2 unfinshed last border.
    I agree with narrower borders, maybe different shades of purple. I find the wide borders make that gorgeous quilt look out of sync, at least IMHO.
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    You could add a border of the purple, narrower at the top and bottom so as not to make it much longer, but wider and more in proportion....like a 2" border at the top and bottom, but a 6" border on the sides.....if you don't have enough of one fabric, then do a 1" on top/bottom, and a 4" on the sides, then do another border of another fabric, also doing a wider set on the sides.....JMHO....but it is a beautiful quilt and someone will be very happy with it

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    ​I vote for the purple border too. That is going to be awesome finished! Your center looks wonderful.

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    Either one of the purples will work really pretty. JMHO. I love it.

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    It looks long and narrow, but if I would ever get a quilt that beautiful, I would keep it for a sofa cover 0r for a day bed. But it seams you need it now, I liked the purple boarder.

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    i like the lighter purple for the borders. you did a great job with the bargello
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    Thank you all for the nice comments. Now I have several idea's to choose from. I have been lucky that breast cancer has not been in my family, but I have friends that have survived. It is a cause that I really care about. I did not know the lady that the event is for, but I guess she was very special to our community. I hope they will get a bit of money for this.

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    In addition to adding the borders, how about taking a little off the top to make the proportions a little better. Or would that completely destroy the design. Just a thought.

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    If I were to bid on it, I would certainly rather have it with the border the same size all around it even though it would be a longer rectangle quilt. I think the narrow border on the top and bottom ruins it.

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    I really like the dark purple border and I don't mind the difference the borders being shorter on the top/bottom than on the sides. Beautiful quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt!!! Boarders would look great in purple!

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    I like the size and I think that the design is what makes it work. A narrow border in a dark purple or black would finish it off nicely and then you could put a wider border in a pink.

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