Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: needing advice!

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Montana, USA
    Posts
    117

    needing advice!

    I am a learning beginner...not all that good with colours...tend to go with what I like and what is bright.....I put this to gether and now what do I do for boarders and what do I use for colour ??? with thanks...Patty
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member SlightlyOffQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Somewhere Out There
    Posts
    378
    is that pink and chocolate brown ? I LOVE those colors together ! If it were me, I would do a pink border then bind with brown.
    If you ever see a quilt without any flaws, rest assured that I did not make it ! http://slightlyoffquilter.com

  3. #3
    Power Poster alikat110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    15,191
    Blog Entries
    9
    This is really pretty sew far. Love the pink and brown sashed in white. You have several factors to consider when adding borders. How much of these fabrics do you have left? Do you have other, coordinating fabrics? And, what size do you want your final product?
    Honestly...I think you could just add white borders to size, bind with strips of the pink and brown. Would make a great modern quilt...

  4. #4
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,970
    If you have enough of either the pink or brown, that would look nice as the border. If you need to purchase fabric for the border, I would bring a piece of each of the colours in the top to the fabric store and look for a large print that contains all three colours for the border. Lovely top!

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Montana, USA
    Posts
    117
    I have been using up my scraps and left overs and I do not have a scrap of those colours left ....they have been left overs for a few years now!!!!! Yes they are pink and choclate brown......I do have more of the white and just maybe enough to do a boarder....then could search for a matching brown and pink...if that will be possible LOL.....so grateful for the help one can recieve on this board....thank you

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    184
    Blog Entries
    6
    Try to imagine the color you would get if you mixed the pink and brown. That is the color I would use for the border.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Montana, USA
    Posts
    117
    thank you Cedar....I think a trip to Ben Franklins here in Helena is in order, see if my imagination is as good as it used to be ........would you do the binding the same colour as the boarder ?

  8. #8
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    44,524
    Blog Entries
    45
    i love it just the way it is... i would bind it in white or the pink.
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  9. #9
    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Pataskala, OH
    Posts
    1,453
    If you're a beginner that is a beautiful quilt for anyone. Good job and my granddaughter would love those colors. Gives me an idea for another quilt.
    Debra

  10. #10
    Senior Member lfletcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Texas Hill Country
    Posts
    941
    I think you should always quilt with the colors you like. If I don't particularly like a color, I have a hard time finishing that project.

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Montana, USA
    Posts
    117
    Thank you Nancy, I do have some white left over.The sashing was cut at 2 inchs.I usally cut my binding at 2 1/2 inches. Should I make the binding a bit smaller. Thank you for your help....Patty

  12. #12
    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    La Pine Oregon, USA
    Posts
    5,911
    I would do a pink one or two inch border, then a brown border (assuming those are the colors of the quilt). I like dark borders..they're a good frame.
    Dee


    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." by George Bernard Shaw

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,494
    You did a great job. I also like brights. I like it just as is, personally don't think it needs a border, but that's probably just me. Just remember that not every quilt needs to have a border.

  14. #14
    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,892
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    This is really pretty sew far. Love the pink and brown sashed in white. You have several factors to consider when adding borders. How much of these fabrics do you have left? Do you have other, coordinating fabrics? And, what size do you want your final product?
    Honestly...I think you could just add white borders to size, bind with strips of the pink and brown. Would make a great modern quilt...
    Us Alikats must be related, as I was going to write the same thing. I love pieced bindings.
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
    ali

  15. #15
    Super Member Jeanne S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Tulsa, Ok
    Posts
    4,136
    Lovely quilt. Since you don't have any of the original fabric left, I would just go find the closest tone-on-tone pink and brown fabric you can find and use one as a border and one for binding. I do think it needs at least a narrow border of 2" or a little more.

  16. #16
    Super Member GrammaNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,935
    I just want to pop in to tell you that your top is great especially for a beginner, good job
    I am too POSITIVE to be doubtful, too OPTIMISTIC to be fearful and way to DETERMINED to be defeated.

  17. #17
    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The beautiful Texas hill country.
    Posts
    1,261
    I would do a pink one or two inch border, then a brown border (assuming those are the colors of the quilt). I like dark borders..they're a good frame. **amandasgramma


    Agree! I'd pick a pink and brown print that "reads" as a solid and create two borders. Then, use the brown as the binding. Beautiful quilt!




  18. #18
    Super Member Dina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,111
    I really like your quilt! I also think all of these suggestions are good, I can't add a thing there. I just wanted to suggest that you might want to take the whole quilt top with you when you are looking for fabric. I do that often, and it makes things easier for me, as I don't "visualize" well.

    Dina

  19. #19
    Super Member Doggramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Wis
    Posts
    4,184
    Very pretty! It will be wonderful with whatever you decide to do. Love the colors!
    Lori

    *********

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.