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Thread: New ideas for borders

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    Don't tell the quilt police but I usually bind and turn the entire binding to the back of the quilt. The front then has the appearance of no binding. However one of the exceptions is a quilt I just finished. Sorry for the quality of the photo.
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    The far right is the binding.

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    Your quilt is exciting enough. Plain color borders are called for.

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    I think it's the dark blue that is weighing it down. Perhaps choosing one of the lighter colors would help, or as mentioned above, a bright airy print. I do like the first narrow border color tho.
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    I like it the way it is. The borders will be hanging over the edge I'd think and I think less is enough.

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    I think it's beautiful just the way you have it.
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    I love it just like you have it. Beautiful
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    I think it is colorful and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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    Just really beautiful ~ I would use a solid border {love the color pictured} but might double the width. I believe anything else would not do it justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    I think you need the plain border to calm the center down. If it were my quilt, I'd want all the attention for the gorgeous pieced center.
    same here... and I also agree with the idea that this border will give you an opportunity to show off some quilting...

    I think its fabulous!!!
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    I think I would try to extend the diagnals into the border... I'm not sure just how I'd do it, without messing with the pattern, but I think it would look wonderful for them to end in the border with a point... Then use use the solid just as you have it. HOpe that makes sense to you.
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    I would like to see it with a small in width border and piano keys about 5 inches wide in the same colors of the quilt top and finally another small border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg View Post
    I like it. A plain border will give you an opportunity for some nice quilting that will show up great.
    I agree. It's really pretty like it is.

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    Multiple small borders in solids uding colours from the main body of the quilt would be nice
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    I think your the design as shown in your original picture looks wonderful, and remember, if this is to go on a bed you won't be seeing the whole thing at once, nor will it be laid out flat as it is on the wall. If I look at just a portion of the quilt at a time, it is still beautiful, so is well balanced as is.

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    First it is spectacular! Second I would put a thinnish white stripe in the middle of the blue around to break up the heaviness of the blue.

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    I like it just the way you have it. Very nice
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    I'd go with the plain border being the inside is busy

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    If you want something besides plain but not take away from the quilt how about a varigated or blender fabric. It will have a little texture but still let the quilt shine; which it totally rocks.
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    Im speechless.........what u have here is gorgeous !!
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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