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Thread: Baby Girl Honeybun quilt top finished or no??

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    I "finished" this top today using a honeybun, so it was fast and easy. I really like how it came out, but I'm flip-flopping between adding a border or not. If I add a border, I have a tone on tone white fabric that I think would look good and then bind it with a pink and white polka dot. Or do I just bind it with the pink and white polka dot. I can't decide.... Usually, I'm very decisive and know right away which fabric or not I'll use. This time I could go either way. So, add a border or call it a day and quilt and bind it?
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    I think it would really be set off with a border. But that is how I feel today, ask me tomorrow!!

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    I would bind it with the polka dots....although after trying to picture it..I think a darker border then the polka dots would be great

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    I like it the way it is but then you didn't show it with the border and I have no "imaginary eye". It's beautiful though. :thumbup:

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    If it's for a baby, I usually avoid using white, but that's just me. I like how it looks, but know how often baby things gett all nasty...and white doesn't always stay pretty after the nastiness!

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    I use white with quite a few of the moda fabric lines. It really pops the bright colors. I used bleach on white areas with my kids and to me it looks fresh and clean. The backing will be a dark pink.

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    Adding a border of any color already in the quilt or the tone on tone white with the polka dot binding would "frame" it beautifully!

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    I would definitely add a border. Lovely quilt.

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    I always like a border. It gives the eyes a place to rest and take the whole thing in, especially when there are a lot of busy fabrics. Another option if you don't want to make it bigger with borders, is you could put a flange or piping, then the binding.

    Forgot to say how pretty I think it is! :)

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    I would add a solid color border.

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    I really like the idea of "framing" the quilt with a border. I think I would use a color from the quilt.

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    My vote is to add a border, otherwise I think it would look unfinished, like you just got that far and stopped. Love the bright colours.

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    I vote for the white on white border...that would frame it so beautifully!!

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    I vote for border.

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    I think a border would set this quilt off beautifully. Nice work!

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    Love your quilt so far. I like the idea of a border, but I am not sure what I would use. I know that you will come up with a solution.

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    I have this same honey-bun. I used it to make the jelly-roll quilt. I bordered mine with a narrow dk. green and then a wider light green batik. It depends on which color you want to emphasize. I pulled out the green.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44258-15.htm Scroll down the page.

    I cut mine when I got to 8-strips wide. I really like yours with the smaller blocks. I think I'll try that size next. What size did you end up with? Did you use all the strips?

    Some of the strips in the roll are polkadots. I think that would look nice if you used a multicolor polkadot on white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    I have this same honey-bun. I used it to make the jelly-roll quilt. I bordered mine with a narrow dk. green and then a wider light green batik. It depends on which color you want to emphasize. I pulled out the green.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44258-15.htm Scroll down the page.

    I cut mine when I got to 8-strips wide. I really like yours with the smaller blocks. I think I'll try that size next. What size did you end up with? Did you use all the strips?

    Some of the strips in the roll are polkadots. I think that would look nice if you used a multicolor polkadot on white.
    I used every strip and had zero waste or left over. I will go ahead and do the white on white tone border and then bind with the pink fabric that has some white polka dots on it. I intuitively knew it needed a border. I just didn't want to do it:< Sometimes you need a push to get off your rear end. Each block is 5 strips. so the blocks finish off at 5 inches.

    I have 3 more of these honeybuns to use. I'm going to try and do a different pattern for each one.

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    Love it!!!! Don't you just love Moda fabrics, I certainly do. Can't wait to see your quilt with the border.

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    I think a ppink border would set it off. Love the quilt.

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    Border or no border - this quilt is and will be adorable!! :D

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    Go with your plan and it will be gorgeous.

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    just because you are asking I think you might want to add a border. I did a quilt in purple and yellow and kind of thought it might need a border but did not listen. Now I have to look at it daily and think I should have added a border. LOL It is very beautiful though. How big is it already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I used every strip and had zero waste or left over. I will go ahead and do the white on white tone border and then bind with the pink fabric that has some white polka dots on it. I intuitively knew it needed a border. I just didn't want to do it:< Sometimes you need a push to get off your rear end. Each block is 5 strips. so the blocks finish off at 5 inches.

    I have 3 more of these honeybuns to use. I'm going to try and do a different pattern for each one.
    I think that will look great. Be sure to post a picture when you're done.

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    I really like your quilt-how wide are your strips? Size of blocks? I may give it a try :)

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