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Thread: border option - the solution!!

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    I had to take a long drive Saturday and went past a huge quilt store so I stopped to see what they had. I found a great border fabric for my "memorial to a bridesmaid dress" wall hangings. I have the borders finished on the first one. Two more to go!

    It's getting dark so the picture isn't the best.
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    cool

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    Aw, perfect border, I really like it!

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    Very pretty! Are there pieces of bridesmaid's dresses in the quilt? Great idea!

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    The border goes great with the shells! Looks like the ocean.

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    Very Pretty!! Can you give us the story behind the quilt name?

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    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job :D:D:D:D

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    Pretty.

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    The large star points and the cornerstones are fabric from a bridesmaid dress that I wore. My mother in law decided that for their 50th anniversery they would have a vow renewal ceremony complete with bridesmaids and groomsmen. Men can wear a tux at any age and look good. Middle age women don't look all that great in any style of bridesmaid dress. None of us were very happy about wearing the dresses but we went along with it. The ceremony was held at a beach house in North Carolina. After it was over I threatened to turn my dress into memorial pillows or something. The dress got stuffed back into the plastic bag and shoved in the back of the closet for the last three years.

    Then last month I got the new issue of "Quilter's World" in the mail and in it is a pattern called "Summer Shimmer" that was totally perfect to make the wall hangings from. The original has blue silk for the star points and a floral on black where I used the seashells.

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    What a great story. I thoroughly enjoyed your telling of it. It makes the name of wallhanging take on a whole new meaning. Love it!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us.

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    What a clever idea and a great story! Love your wall hanging!

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    Looks great!

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    That came out really well. This border is perfect.

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    That's very pretty!

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    Great solution!

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    Very nice :!:

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    Like the story, beautiful wall hanging

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    Nice--the colors compliment each other so well. Read the story behind it and thanks for sharing.

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    What a pretty quilt and that border fabric is awesome. It sounds like that stop was a good one for you.

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    wonderful colors,good job!!

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    A very nice idea and the materials all go together so well!

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    very nice colors and pattern

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    Very pretty! I love the border fabric!

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    Beautiful wallhanging

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    Very pretty!!! I love the ocean theme :D:D:D

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