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Thread: What are your thoughts about borders on this one?

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    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
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    Still working on my UFOs . These are 22 blocks I found whilst cleaning out. 20 used in the quilt 2 left over. pillows maybe?
    I thought about all different ways to sash and realized I like no sashings better. I used a navy pin dot as the outside little spacer sash. But I don't know where to go from here. I am thinking a lighter blue border about 1/2 size of the block. They are 8.5 " . Then navy pindot as the binding.
    I wanted to take everything out of my stash but have realized I have NO light colors. So I guess I am going to have to buy.
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    I see what looks like a pale green in alot of the blocks. Try auditioning something on that order with the blue dot on the outside. Pale blue is very safe. This is a fun quilt so play a little.

    I also see one bright red block so maybe a very thin red border or flange and then your outer borders.

    It is such a fun quilt you could do almost anything with it!
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    What about a light scrappy border? I like what you have so far :D:D:D

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    This is SO cute - very vintage. If it were my quilt I would probably border in something red...to bring that white polka dotted red fabric you used out to the edges. Maybe a smaller red inner border and then as ube quilting up there suggested, maybe a wider outer border in that pale vintage green.

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    ...Forgot to add that that orphan block you have leftover would be a great block to use as your label on the back.

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    I see medium blue as the prominent color when I look at it, so I think I would go with that.

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    Well I just got back from the fabric store and what a wonderful one it was too. But the prices Oh boy! I know I have been warned. If you are ever in VA forget Joann's and Hancock and go straight to Fabric Hut in Norfolk. It reminds me of the older fabric stores I knew. Fabric not a bunch of other junk . Upholstery , bridal, clothes and more quilt fabrics then I am seen in quite a while.
    Any way spent a couple of hours and ended up picking out two, a blue and purple print. No reds that were good colors none of the greens really floated my boat these two looked the best. And I found a pink piece in my stash when I was cleaning out the other day.
    Maybe combining the three somehow in a scrappy border.
    Someone please tell me when this got so hard. I use to be able to throw these things together. Maybe I am just getting pickier since everyone on here has such beautiful well made things.
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    Silly thing posted twice..
    sorry about that

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    Honestly, I like the blue one best.

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    Blue , blue and blue,,,,,, LOVE IT

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    RED!

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    White or the blue

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    I think the blue floral one looks the best!! thanks for sharing !! crafty_linda_b

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    I love , love, love the last picture It is perfect vintage. What a happy quilt!

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    blue, love the quilt

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    I like the blue print best also. So pretty!

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    I definitely like the blue better. This quilt has such a lovely vintage look and the others are too contemporary. The blue print with the navy dots is perfect.

    It is a gorgeous quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    I definitely like the blue better. This quilt has such a lovely vintage look and the others are too contemporary. The blue print with the navy dots is perfect.

    It is a gorgeous quilt.
    Thanks. Both the fabrics come from the Aunt Gracie line. the pink was one from one of the other 1930's lines a few years ago. :-)
    Wow I wish I had just bought the blue and saved my money now. lol I could have bought another couple of yds of my bathroom fabric. Maybe I will use it on the back.
    Oh and I did look for red but none of the reds were close to the red in the quilt. They were either too orange or too dark. Just enough of a difference that it was noticeable.

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    The fourth arrangement is my favorite. I have some 1930s vintage fabric that is quite similar. Frames the top but doesn't compete. Have you thought about quartering or otherwise deconstructing the extra block and putting the pieces in the corners of the border?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    The fourth arrangement is my favorite. I have some 1930s vintage fabric that is quite similar. Frames the top but doesn't compete. Have you thought about quartering or otherwise deconstructing the extra block and putting the pieces in the corners of the border?

    Seems like most everyone likes the blue . Blue it is.
    As far as deconstructing the blocks, I have 2 BTW, these are hand stitched block I am afraid if I started cutting they would really start coming apart. I think I will just put them on the back and use the other fabrics on the back too.

    Some of these fabrics are from the 1940's . The lady in the shop yesterday said her mom had a robe out of one of the fabrics.
    So today I wash my fabrics, tomorrow I cut and Monday I sew. One more UFO on the road to completion. :-)
    I have 1 other set of vintage blocks And thats it on the vintage stuff I think. Unless something else turns up that's been buried.

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