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Thread: Please help me decide borders

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    Senior Member quilting.addict's Avatar
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    I have a deadline for myself, to have the top completely pieced and the back pieced before Monday evening!! I will give it to the long arm quilter at my guild that evening.
    Here's the problem: My original design was to make a 4" border out of the cream and a 6 or 8" border out of the large print. I ended up adding one more row of blocks all around to make the diamond shape patterns come out even along the outside. Once I did this, it made it 16 inches bigger in both directions. I had already cut the cream into 4.25" strips and only have 6 of them. It is not enough to go around the perimeter. I have two choices: Cut them in half and make less than a two inch first border, or eliminate that cream border all together... I actually will not have enough of the large print to use for the binding, but have time to get it while the quilt is being quilted...would appreciate any input so I can do it tomorrow!! Sunday...

    first pieced top looked incomplete
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    added row, plus two borders
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    added row plus one large border
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    Jeannie, I really love the cream border. I would cut it in half. What a beautiful quilt!!! :D:D

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    I vote cream then green border too

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Jeannie, I really love the cream border. I would cut it in half. What a beautiful quilt!!! :D:D
    Susan, thanks for your opinion... this quilt has a wonderful story which I will share when it is finally finished!! It's a replacement to one I did six years ago...I guess you can see why I had to add that one more row around the whole thing.

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    Belva & Jimmy wedding photo center
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    i agree narrower cream then floral ---great looking quilt

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    very nice! I also agree, narrow the cream and add the floral. Beautiful quilt.

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    I like the cream border too!

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    narrow cream and then the floral and bind it in green. Gorgeous quilt by the way!

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    Keep the cream. It really needs it.

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    Cream then floral. Looks great.

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    Yes, keep the cream but I like the narrow better anyway! A narrow inter border frames a quilt so nice :)

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    I loke the second one...great job

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    Add the cream border - like it much better that way. Beautiful quilt - and I'm sure there is a wonderful story to go with it!

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    the cream border makes the whole thing pop

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    i like the second one

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    I like the green triangles and then just the flower border. I wouldn't put the small cream border on it.

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    i really like the cream borderw/it,then flowers.it is beautiful!
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    I like the cream border in there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnergs
    I vote cream then green border too
    Me too. It makes it look so nice. Breaks it up, so all the green doesn't blend together.

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    ok, it's Sunday noon!! I am going to the sewing room. I am going with the majority opinion that I should use a narrow cream border. When it's finished completely, watch for a post under pictures called "Belva's Photo Quilt". I will tell you the story in that post!
    Thanks all for being available for [email protected] I couldn't wait to get up today and see what you thought.
    Have a wonderful day! I will.

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    I like it with the cream border.

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    Call the cream a resting strip and everyone will really think you are an expert.

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    I like it with the narrow cream border. :)
    I love the wedding photo. They look so happy.

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