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Thread: Pink Log Cabin - need suggestions for borders

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    Pink Log Cabin - need suggestions for borders

    The log cabin blocks here have been a true challenge with narrow widths of fabric, and diagonal stripes but I've come this far with a sigh of relief! It's coming together nicely.
    I will use the gilded stripe as a wide mitered border, but just wondering if I should use an inner border before the stripe? Give a clear break between the edge triangles and the border? What do you think?
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    That is gorgeous! I like the border in the second photo of just the gilded strip, especially where it meets the triangles of the same fabric. I think an inner border would take away from that effect.

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    I agree with Rebecca, I like the border right next to the triangles, you don't need a separating border. Beautiful quilt!!!!!

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    I agree, I like the border. Also the "quilt police" seem to enjoy it too.

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    I also like it the way you've shown it in the second pic. Looks great where it meets the same fabric in the half squares!

    BTW, I haven't seen this log cabin variation. What's it called?

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    I agree, no other inner border needed. You have a very striking, dramatic design youth just the gilded stripe border. Beautiful!

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    That is so beautiful! I, too, vote against an inner border--the stripe alone is perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeliaNR View Post
    That is so beautiful! I, too, vote against an inner border--the stripe alone is perfect.
    Soooo beautiful!

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    i love the look in the second picture
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    It is so unusual for us all to agree, I think you better go with the border as pictured.

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    I go along with all the other women. It is a beautiful quilt.

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    I like the way the border enters the quilt at the triangle and looks right so I would not add a stopping border to this beauty.
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    What a gorgeous quilt!!!!!

    I love it and adore your beautiful kitty, too.

    The border in the second photo is perfect!
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    Thanks so much everyone! I guess I had to simply lay it out, take a photo, and leave it alone. Thanks for your feedback- I wasn't seeing it as a whole unit. Was still seeing it as over 600 pieces that didn't line up.
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    lovely quilt. gorgeous cat.

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    I could not improve on what you have laid out. A lovely quilt top!

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    I would not use an inner border. It's perfect the way it is. Beautiful!

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    I like the second picture but I would use half the width of the border print. The whole width of the border fabric feels kind of heavy to me.

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    Just in case you're not convinced - one more vote for going straight into gilded strip with no separation. That's one gorgeous quilt.
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    It's beautiful. I also like the second border!!
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    Absolutely beautiful quilt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca_S View Post
    That is gorgeous! I like the border in the second photo of just the gilded strip, especially where it meets the triangles of the same fabric. I think an inner border would take away from that effect.
    Agreed! One hundred percent!
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    the cat colors are an obvious choice too!
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    I too like the second picture,for the same reasons as above. I put a inner border on, my second quilt,a king size, made from scraps.. Every time I make my bed, I'm always making sure its straight,kinda wish I would of left out that inner border! It just kinda frames the bed where it catches the eye if not straight.I'm trying to be easy on myself,because this was my first big quilt.But think I damaged my self to like quilts without boarders.. So, when I looked at your quilt,I was having flash backs. Your quilt is beautiful.

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    Stunning quilt! I love the border that you posted!

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