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Thread: Scrappy Strings Border Suggestions

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    I just wanted to say how awesome this is! Love all your color selections....

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    I would use black or choose one color from the blocks :thumbup:

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    Black border gets my vote!

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    This is beautiful - call it BeJeweled - sort of like the game you can play on the computer - but it is gorgeous. What ever border you put on it will be perfect - but I'd stay mellow with it so it does not take away from the bright gorgeous colors you used in the blocks.

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    This is an amazing quilt! Your choice of colors are stunning!

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    It is gorgeous! I thought you had framed/sashed the blocks with gray, but it is just laid out on the gray?

    I love the gray, sash it & border it with the same.

    Stark black would also work beautifully. Think of all those bright on black Amish quilts!

    :-D

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    I think your quilt is wonderful. It looks like jewels! I would use a black border. I have just completed a string top but it is multicolor. My next one will be similar to yours, thanks for the idea.

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    Pretty blocks! For borders, I'd add a black one, say 2", then add a 1.5" once color from blocks border. Finish by adding another black border about 4".
    Surely anything you decide will be great! The black with the bright colors is just great!

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    This is one of the prettiest string quilts ever!!! About the border, maybe one of the darkest blues from the quilt? Perhaps a narrow strip of odd-length colors between two dark borders? Who knows. You've done great so far so I'm sure whatever you do will be perfect:)

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    It is beautiful. What if you used a black border and a multi colored binding? I don't know but it is a keeper!

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    it looks like faceted jewels! gorgeous! I would be tempted to go with a black border for the pop myself...

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    Another vote for black. It is just stunning the way it is, with black, even more so. GREAT job, by the way.

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    If you want to "contain" all of the colors, go for black, if you're thinking contempory, pick one of the bright colors and go for it!!
    This is going to be a very striking quilt, which ever you choose!

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    I love the way you've used the strings to create such great dimension. I think a plain black border would be very effective. Your colors are so vivid!

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    I would do a thin black solid border and then the coloured strings and then another slightly wider border of the same black.

    Lay it out on one side to see how it looks before sewing.

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    Oh my! It's lovely just as it is but if you want to put a border on it then I would suggest a 2"wide black border to ancor it all. It really is pretty.

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    Much like all have said: I would do three borders - the first a black - medium width - the second a scrap of stings - very skinny - then a final border of wide black. Of course it depends on the final size you want.

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    It is gorgeous....so vivid and alive! I did a crazy quilt top with all those bright colors...I used a dark printed 3" finished border all around, then a 1 1/2" wide x 6" finish border of many of the colors in the quilt blocks and am going to finish it with the same dark print binding.

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    Your quilt blocks are gorgeous! I prefer the solid black but whatever you do, it will be great!

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    I would use a black border and on the binding use all the colors used. Sew all the fabrics together in strips and then cut at 45 degrees at whatever width you like your binding to be. Beautiful quilt!

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    I would use black.

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    I think a black border so it does not take away from the quilt

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    I don't think it needs a border--it's absolutely gorgeous as is, and a border might just be distracting.

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    Great Quilt! How about using prairie points using the beautiful colors in your quilt.

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    It's going to very bright and beautiful. I would stick with a solid color for the border. Just my opinion.

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