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Thread: BOM Sampler Quilt top

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    Super Member Yvonne's Avatar
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    One sampler (BOM) quilt top all in one piece. I have to determine if there is to be another border or not. And if I do put another border or two on what shall it be? Suggestions?

    I'm not happy with the dark green particularly but I'm not ripping it out! Those three blocks fall into the "What was I thinking?" category. They're staying to remind me not to sew if my brain is not in gear!

    Oh, well! This is to be a knock about quilt, I've decided! On to the other sampler quilt that I started with our BOMs.

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    I like that. I think maybe a black (or maybe that's dark green?) inner border with a wider outer border of any of the other 4 colors...gold, green, blue, or lavender.

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    I think it will turn out to be really nice. You might want to use that dark green that you don't care for as a thin..maybe 1" wide border. That will stop the motion on the top and also tie the darker green into the quilt a little better. Then follow that with a wider border using one of the other colors or even find another fabric that picks up all the colors. It will really be pretty. :lol:

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    Looks great. I think I like the idea of a thin border of the dark green as well, then wider. Do you have a multi-colored that incorporates all the colors in the quilt?

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    definitely put some of the green somewhere in the border. like the others, i think a thin inner is a good idea. as for the rest?

    my dear ... it simply screams for 1" x 2" flying geese. 3 or 4 borders worth at least.

    :mrgreen:

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    I like it and green is one of my favs. I agree with using a thin green border and then another border of some kind. Let us know what you decide.

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    I concur! A thin dark green inner border and then a wider outer border of......?

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    OK, you've given me the resolve to finish a BOM. I'm working on the Pioneeer one. Yours is just beautiful!

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    Your BOM tops always inspire me! You've got another winner, girl! I think a dark green thin border would tie those blocks in that you're not that fond of. I love them though! They add contrast and balance.

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    Thank you everyone! I appreciate the comments and suggestions more than you know. I had considered a small green inner border so you are validating that idea. Thank you! I do have enough of the background fabric to possible put another border on with that but it'll have to be pieced. And NO, Patrice, No flying geese. I hates flying geese! I had thought about a pieced ribbon border but my border books are lost among all the other books that are awaiting their very own book shelves. As soon as that cabinet maker gets here with my cabinets then I'll go ahead and finish this thing!

    Thank you again! :P

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    Very nice!!!!!

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    I love that, Yvonne!! You sure do good work. :D My favorite squares are #1, 3 and 9. Do you know how I counted? As you'd read them-left to right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Thank you everyone! I appreciate the comments and suggestions more than you know. I had considered a small green inner border so you are validating that idea. Thank you! I do have enough of the background fabric to possible put another border on with that but it'll have to be pieced. And NO, Patrice, No flying geese. I hates flying geese! I had thought about a pieced ribbon border but my border books are lost among all the other books that are awaiting their very own book shelves. As soon as that cabinet maker gets here with my cabinets then I'll go ahead and finish this thing!

    Thank you again! :P
    I think Flying Geese very very good for you. At least four borders worth.

    Very nice.

    tim in san jose

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter

    I think Flying Geese very very good for you. At least four borders worth.:shock: :shock: :shock:

    Very nice.

    tim in san jose
    NO! NO! NO!
    Don't make me do it! I've been good!

    Tim, You and Patrice are wicked! :lol:

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    Yvonne--I love your BOM quilt--and the dark green gives it some pop. I am right there with everyone else too--the thin dk green border would be great!

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    That is beautiful. I love the fabric choices!!

    Kyia

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    sounds like you have a plan in mind and that is what I would have recommended....that will look great but it looks pretty darn good now...:-)

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    Your BOM Sampler Quilt is wonderful. Good job!! :thumbup:

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    You know, one could get a really big head on this quilt board? Thank you everyone! I'll give you an updated photo after I add a couple borders without any itty-bitty flapping geese! :lol:

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    It looks like you are telling a story with that quilt. Like there is a secret in there if you just keep looking. I don't know why I said that. It just was my minds eye response.
    Very nice botm, It has character and I don't see one thing wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter

    I think Flying Geese very very good for you. At least four borders worth.:shock: :shock: :shock:

    Very nice.

    tim in san jose
    NO! NO! NO!
    Don't make me do it! I've been good!

    Tim, You and Patrice are wicked! :lol:
    go sit in the bowl. ;-) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I like it no matter what the border :D

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    It sure is pretty! I like the dark green. I am looking forward to seeing the borders.

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    I like it ! Even the green .. I think it adds sa little something to it.. can't wait to see the finished top
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter

    I think Flying Geese very very good for you. At least four borders worth.:shock: :shock: :shock:

    Very nice.

    tim in san jose
    NO! NO! NO!
    Don't make me do it! I've been good!

    Tim, You and Patrice are wicked! :lol:
    go sit in the bowl. ;-) :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Oooooo! I'm in trouble now!! We haven't heard about the 'bowl' for sometime now!
    Patrice, it's all because of the multiple half square triangles you've been making! It's getting to you! Making you nutz, perhaps? You want someone else to join you, I can tell! Not me! Uh-huh! No one else told me to make flapping geese!

    Another big thank you to you all for all the support you give. 'tis wonderful!
    I tucked the quilt top away today to let it 'ripen' a bit before I go ahead with border. :lol: Procrastination! It's a good thing!!! :lol: :lol:

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