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Border advice on this Irish Sunbonnet Sue Please?

Old 03-23-2012, 10:08 AM
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Hello All. I picked this quilt back up this week after a few months away from it. I have it ready to complete the handwork on the border when I'm away from my machine next week. But, I need some opinions, advice, suggestions, whatever on a final outside border. Currently the quilt is 87" x 87". The irish chain is a mix of reproduction and vintage fabrics. The Sue blocks are vintage with some currenty embroidery added by me to finish them off. This will be a family heirloom as the sue where from my husband's grandmother's collection. So, here are a few ideas, but I am not limited to these. What do you think? Any advice or opinions appreciated. Here's the quilt......
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Here's a partial pieced border. Should I continue with it?
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A solid border? doesn't have to be yellow.
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A printed border...doesn't have to be purple?
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Or, no further border at all, other than binding?
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:14 AM
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I think the pieced border should be the one. Maybe put a small border of the light green between and after. Just a thought.
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I love the pieced border. It will be a beautiful quilt
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:37 AM
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I also like the pieced border for your beautiful quilt.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:42 AM
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I really like the pieced border!
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:44 AM
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How about a thin border of the yellow, followed by the pieced border, followed by binding in another solid color other than green or yellow yet pulled from the sue blocks?
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I like the pieced border best.
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Originally Posted by lmc8 View Post
How about a thin border of the yellow, followed by the pieced border, followed by binding in another solid color other than green or yellow yet pulled from the sue blocks?
I like this suggestion, I think the pieced border right next to the Sue's detracts from them, but by breaking it up with the solid, it will spotlight both the beautiful Sues and your beautiful border.
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Pieced border...it's a labor intensive one I know but perfect with everything else.
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Pieced border is beautiful.
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