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    Need your help

    Working on a quilt for my 14 year old grandaughter. It needs a minimum of 7" added to all sides. I've tried all sorts of combinations and can't seem to come up with something that's pleasing to the eye.

    The black trim piece is sewn on.
    I've pinned fabric next to it to try and get some idea. Nothing looks right.

    Any suggestions?

    **I've got plenty of the green fabric left and a fair amount of various pinks I used.
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    Since you put the black on already, do you have a darker green that could go between the pink and the green outer borders?

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    I like the way you have the fabric scraps pined to the side. I think that would look great.
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    I like just the green for a border. and then perhaps pink binding if necessary.

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    I like the variety of pinks that you have pinned. Do you have a fair amount of the black and pink print left? If so a nice big border of that all around would look great.

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    1st... I could always remove the black border. I'm not "married" to it.

    There is enough of the green left to make a border that's wide enough.. hadn't thought of that.

    Still open to ideas. Thanks & keep 'um coming.

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    Considering its for a 14 year old she would probably like the black border. Go with what you have. I like it. Then bind in black to tie it together.
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    Maybe a piano key border with the pinks and green and bind it in black???
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    I would also get rid of the black. Instead, I would either use the strongest pink you have in your quilt for border and bind it with green. If you do not have enough of the pink left, I would use the pieced border from the picture and bind it in green. For some reason the black looks really strong. Good luck and please post the picture of your beautiful quilt.

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    Try the green next to the black, and an outer border of the DARK pink that is in the quilt next to it. The piano key border that someone suggested would also be pretty.

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    If you have to have 7 more inches, go with 3 in of pink, 4 in of green and bind with black. Leave the black in that you have already on. It looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Maybe a piano key border with the pinks and green and bind it in black???
    This was my first thought too as I looked at your quilt. Could you make the black border narrower? It seems so bold against the soft pastels of the other colors. If you keep the black on you might incorporate a few scattered narrow black strips and a few scattered pink print in with the more solid pink and greens to make the piano border. Bind it with the green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piepatch View Post
    Try the green next to the black, and an outer border of the DARK pink that is in the quilt next to it. The piano key border that someone suggested would also be pretty.
    I agree with this -- I think the green next to the pink and then a solid dark pink. The piano key would be pretty too -- shades of pink and white, but after the green border.
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    Could you make the black narrow like 1 inch frame. Then make 4 pink & green nine patches to use as corner stones. Using 3 borders 2 pink, 1 green. bind in green or the other way around
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    Why not make a border of the solid color squares and bind it in a wide black binding?

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    I like piano keys with all the colors except the black, then bind it with the black. If you want to dress up the binding, a hot pink flange would do. I think leaving the black stop strip and binding making more age appropriate for a teen. If you strip piece the piano keys, they don't take long. The fun part is deciding how to do the corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Maybe a piano key border with the pinks and green and bind it in black???
    That's exactly what came to my mind. I like the black in there, because it picks up on the bits of black in the prints within the quilt, and ties it all together. I think she'll like what you made for her. Great job.

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