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Would you suggest a border?

Old 11-30-2015, 07:16 PM
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This is my variation of Missouri Star's "Big Star." My, it sure is RED! It is much larger than it appears in the picture. It already fits our queen bed, but I think it needs a bit of a border. What would you talented folks suggest? This is for my sweet husband, whose favorite color is red. By the way, I don't really have a large amount of the fabrics left over.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:20 PM
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If you put a narrow white border on first, the stars will appear to float. If you have more of the red fabrics, you could do an outer border of repeating red/white HSTs, about the size you have in each block.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:21 PM
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If it was mine I would add a white border and bind in red...love your red stars!
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:36 PM
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Great star top! I might do a white border with the red squares in it to finish the pattern. Start thinking about what you plan to quilt to give you ideas. If you don't want to make the top too much bigger, just do half of the red square in the border.

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Old 11-30-2015, 07:42 PM
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its beautiful. I would add a black border to give it contrast, but that's me. I love adding black to a quilt.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:44 PM
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I always think that a border "completes" a quilt...just like framing a beautiful picture.

BTW pretty quilt.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:46 PM
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Maybe a white border with a red binding. It's a beautiful quilt.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BETTY62 View Post
Maybe a white border with a red binding. It's a beautiful quilt.
I like this idea....and I agree that it is a BEAUTIFUL quilt.

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I will be the contrarian here and vote for no border and just bind in red, especially if you like the size as is. Lovely work!
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Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
If you put a narrow white border on first, the stars will appear to float. If you have more of the red fabrics, you could do an outer border of repeating red/white HSTs, about the size you have in each block.
I agree. Without a border, your binding will cut off the star tips.
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