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    I only have two more blocks to make and am having a problem as to what color I should use for the border
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    how about a red & then a blue

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    a narrow white then either blue or red would look very nice.
    Lovely quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macie
    I only have two more blocks to make and am having a problem as to what color I should use for the border
    A very narrow dark border like navy blue, dk brown or even black. The dark narrow border will give the eye some place to rest before moving onto the outer border. Then multi blue/read wide border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Macie
    I only have two more blocks to make and am having a problem as to what color I should use for the border
    A very narrow dark border like navy blue, dk brown or even black. The dark narrow border will give the eye some place to rest before moving onto the outer border. Then multi blue/read wide border.
    I agree...will look spectacular!

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    You've laid out the blocks as if there is sashing. Is there, and if so, what will it look like? How wide do you want your borders to be?

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    How about a small red one, then a bigger blue one.....

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    I like Macie's suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Macie
    I only have two more blocks to make and am having a problem as to what color I should use for the border
    A very narrow dark border like navy blue, dk brown or even black. The dark narrow border will give the eye some place to rest before moving onto the outer border. Then multi blue/read wide border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee
    I like Macie's suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Macie
    I only have two more blocks to make and am having a problem as to what color I should use for the border
    A very narrow dark border like navy blue, dk brown or even black. The dark narrow border will give the eye some place to rest before moving onto the outer border. Then multi blue/read wide border.
    Sounds ideal to me. Good suggestion

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    Thin red than wide blue would be my choice.

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    I like a narrow white then maybe a wider red border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    a narrow white then either blue or red would look very nice.
    Lovely quilt.
    I agree :)

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    My first thought was a narrow of the red then repett the beige/tan wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cctx.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee
    I like Macie's suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Macie
    I only have two more blocks to make and am having a problem as to what color I should use for the border
    A very narrow dark border like navy blue, dk brown or even black. The dark narrow border will give the eye some place to rest before moving onto the outer border. Then multi blue/read wide border.
    Sounds ideal to me. Good suggestion

    I like these suggestions for border colors. After the dark narrow border, you could add a red small piping next to the multi wide border. The multi colored border should have most or all of the colors in your quilt.

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    If you put a narrow tan border on first it will float the designs in your blocks. Any other color but the white will touch the same color in a block somewhere and bleed into the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    a narrow white then either blue or red would look very nice.
    Lovely quilt.
    I agree.

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