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Old 01-02-2009, 03:37 PM
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I've been working on this Spring Applique project for 2 days straight! I'm debating on the border! Brown? (for dirt - I love to garden, with perhaps some red posies on the border)

or a braided border or would that be too fussy and too much?

DH is no help all he says is yep that's nice!!!!!!!

this thing started as a wall hanging but is quickly turning into a lap quilt.

I guess I'm thinking spring hurry up!

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Old 01-02-2009, 03:49 PM
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My humble opinion is to use the brown border..

I think that the braided border would be too busy..

You could do the brown border and then the braided one outside of it..

How is that for adding to your delima?
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:54 PM
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I vote for the brown border too...of course with the red posies. The braided would look nice outside of that (good idea Judy)
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:13 PM
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Okay--here's what I would do. I'd put on a log cabin style border--which is one side, then add the one next to it, then the one next to that...etc, rather than opposite sides.... and I'd use brown, yellow green, and blue.

I love to garden too--so you'd have all the earthy colors surrounding your GORGEOUS piece.

PS My husband would have said the EXACT same thing. :roll: :lol:
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:54 PM
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Oh, that's going to be gorgeous! Brown would be my choice and if you're determined to make it a bed quilt, add the other borders...lol lol

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:07 PM
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Wow. That's really nice. I think I would add a thin brown border and then maybe another border with a bright color (red?) after that.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:09 PM
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How about brown on the bottom.
Nothing more on the left.
Blue on the right & top.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:14 PM
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What about a white border? That is the color you used behind the floral basket at the top right? Then you could co around with that pretty flying geese in green I see off by itself.

I'm with you Karla and you too gigi, DH does the same thing to me. :roll: :wink: He does sort of linger and help me plan the ones he "likes" better. ~Pink quilt he's not much help. LOL!
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:29 PM
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Very nice job! I would keep the border simple so it doesn't take away from the applique.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:36 PM
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I kind of like the idea of that blue that you have in the quilt for a border, to represent the sky, with maybe some more butterflies flitting about
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