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Thread: Scrappy Strings Border Suggestions

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    Senior Member neeng's Avatar
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    I agree.
    A medium single colour border (I'd use black), with one of the brights for binding.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    I think quiltnan had it on the button.
    The blocks are gorgeous!

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    I think black would work.

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    Add a solid black 4-6"border; this will frame your beautiful quilt and make it "pop". Adding more colors to the border would detract from your quilt, I think. You might want to "audition" your border to see which size looks best. Good luck.
    pamabla

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    I'd put a border around the same size as your main strip and then alternate some of your colors in 2" widths and various lengths and then add another black narrow border and bind it in the black. I've done several string quilts and really enjoy making them. Your quilts is outstanding!! What a great way to use up some of the scraps and get a wonderful quilt in the process.

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    I LOVE your quilt! Fantastic!!!

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    I love this quilt pattern and the colors you have used are delightful. The blocks look like jewels. I wonder if you chose black and the color you want to really pop from the quilt for a border, something simple so as not to detract from the quilt itself.

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    Your quilt top is so pretty. The colors just sparkle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monika
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I really like the value of the gray fabric it is laying on. Black might be a little harsh - but it would work too. I don't think it needs a border. GORGEOUS as is.
    I agree, I don't think it needs a border. It is beautiful as is.
    This is what I was thinking also.

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    I like the quilt just the way it is.

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    My choice would be a black border, whatever size you decide, and a scrappy binding. I think you need the black border to set off the bright colors.

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    Absolutely beautiful quilt, like GrandmK it inspires me to make one. I think the black or gray border would be great or leave as is. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Maria

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    It's beautiful. I'd use black border but some other colors in there too.

    Some have suggested using a small piano key type border (1-2") plus then black. That's what I'd do.

    But whatever you do would be nice. Just use black...not gray or something subtle. You've not been subtle with the colors up til now, so why would you start now at the border stage?

    Anyway, did you sew down the black strips first down the middle of the block and then added the other strips?

    I think it is beautiful too, and I'm saving your picture in my folder of quilts...:)

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    I would add a black border and then maybe bind in scraps from the colors used for a narrow outer color pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin
    Anyway, did you sew down the black strips first down the middle of the block and then added the other strips?
    I didn't sew the black strips down first, I just pinned them and started sewing the color strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    I love the idea of a strong black. It is already a bright and popping quilt but black makes it look more like an Amish quilt. I love the strong color contrast.
    I second this. A deep black allows the colors to shine! :-)

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    Love the bright colors. The blocks look like jewels!

    Small black tone on tone border would be nice.

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    BEAUTIFUL is all I can say the colors are gorgeous and I also would use a black border.

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    I just love the colors n that quilt. :D

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    Beautiful quilt (or it will be)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmK
    OMG I love the quilt. I do not think I have ever fallen in love with a quilt so fast or so hard. Did you purchase all the material special for it??? Did you have a pattern that told you what to buy etc?? I Must make a quilt like this.
    any "hints" THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
    And once again a UFO is launched. :wink:

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    IMHO, I think a simple black border would be perfect. Let the blocks shine!

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    OMGosh, this is beautiful.

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    It's Beautiful, I love it.

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    Your quilt is beautiful and I love the vivid colors. I agree with those on a black border followed by a border using some of your colors from the blocks.

    It is strange, I make string quilts and they all seem to be quite bright and no matter what outer border I use it still seems to need a final bright scrappy border.

    Audition some of the great suggestions here and go with the one you like best.

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