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Thread: Border advice on this Irish Sunbonnet Sue Please?

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    Border advice on this Irish Sunbonnet Sue Please?

    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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    Thanks everybody.
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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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    I also like the pieced border for your beautiful quilt.

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    I really like the pieced border!

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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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    Quote 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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    I think the pieced border looks beautiful!

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    I like the pieced border. It really makes the quilt.

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    That is one beautiful Sunbonnet Sue quilt!!! She is my favorite of all. I also like the pieced with a plain fabric. I also like the Irish chain. Make for an awsome quilt!!!

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    Georgeous quilt!! And I'm not ordiniarily a fan of SBS. But I love this one!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B View Post
    I think the pieced border should be the one. Maybe put a small border of the light green between and after. Just a thought.
    That's exactly what I was thinking too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W View Post
    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.
    I agree with these loadies also...that is so likely made.

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    i would go wtih a darker boarder so that your eye goes to the middle, and would not take away from the wonderful Sue's. I like the pieced as the 2nd option, bu think it may be "busy", if you know what I mean.

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    Do the piced as it compliments the quilt, so soft and bautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B View Post
    I think the pieced border should be the one. Maybe put a small border of the light green between and after. Just a thought.
    I vote for this idea too
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    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B View Post
    I think the pieced border should be the one. Maybe put a small border of the light green between and after. Just a thought.
    I agree with MawMaw. You have done a beautiful job
    Have an awesome day!

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    By the time you get the beautiful pieced border on against the white, it gives your eyes a place to rest, then you go to the border and you don't need anything else. your eyes will go back to the girls which is the focus. Just a binding in the same value as the pieced border. by the way, the quilt is really gorgeous!

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    I like the pieced border

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    oh the pieced one please. it is wonderful!!!!

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    Love the pieced border..

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    I really like the pink print for the border. I think the pieced border distracts from the main design of the quilt. I don't think the yellow blends as nicely as the pink print.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W View Post
    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.
    I agree, it will be even more beautiful!
    Helen T.

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