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Thread: Border color??

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    I honestly have no clue! This is for my youngest son as he loves to make movies. I'm stumped on what color I should use though. The pattern calls for a 6 1/2 inch border all the way around.. The backing will be denim as he wanted that "heavy" feeling..
    but the border...????? I'm not sure..any ideas?

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    I personally would like it as is! If you want a border use one of the brights you have in your squares than bind it in black. Just my thoughts! :-D

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    It's a beautiful quilt. I would pick the color in the center or the red block as the border. I also agree that you should bind it in black.

    Nice Job!!!! :thumbup:

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    You've got so many colors in the quilt that any bright border would be fine. Personally, I'd just look at what I had in my stash with enough yardage and go for it.

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    I like it as is but if you want a theme maybe the black and white like the ppl use int the movies to start a new scene. I can't think of what the darn thing is called. Sorry.

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    Stunning Quilt!!! :D:D:D
    Maybe a 2 inch in one of the darker colors and a 4 inch black. Bind it with another darker color?
    I don't think I would use too light a colors, it may be too busy?

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    Black!

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    Any color will do, but the brights seem to stand out more. I would say whatever you choose that makes the complementing squares "pop"

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    I love the filmstrip look, maybe a 4-6 inch version in black and white.

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    I would just bind it in black and leave it at that. I love this quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    I would just bind it in black and leave it at that. I love this quilt.
    Me too. It looks finished as it is. If you really want to add more to increase the size, what about a piano keys border of all the fabrics, then black binding.

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    film strip look in black and white would be awesome!

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    I think that another border of a solid,,and then a back would look great.... just my little opinion,,,, :oops:

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    I like Kathy's suggestion of white & black!

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    let us know what you decide as your quilt is awesome!

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    Popcorn fabric???

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    I love it just the way it is. No border at all.

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    I like the 'film strip' look....very cool!
    I like craftybear's idea from the 'crazymomquilts blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I personally would like it as is! If you want a border use one of the brights you have in your squares than bind it in black. Just my thoughts! :-D
    I agree. I would put a wide border of one of the bright colors, and then on the outside, a narrower black border (the width of the black strips in the quilt) and bind it in black. Fabulous quilt!

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    Red. You know after the red carpet!!! :-D

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    i vote for leave it alone. a border would "ruin" it by distracting attention from the detail that's obvious now.

    i also vote for black binding.

    and for makin' the kid quilt it if he insistes on denim. that's gonna be a lot of hard work. :lol:

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    I like it the way it is too :thumbup:

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    I love your quilt. I would choose one of the darker fabrics Perhaps the green with the lizard.

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