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Thread: Border quilt design help

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    Border quilt design help

    I have finished a quilt for some great friends in China and am not sure what to put on the border. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    I like it as is. It's beautiful. I made one similar to it several years ago for my DD.

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    Beautiful...my colors!....both of them! I don't know how big the first one is, but I think it is fine just like that! Are you going to put it in a box?? And mail it???? like all the way to China?!?!!
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    Beautiful quilt, no ideas for border quilting.
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    Beautiful!! Looks finished to me.

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    Whoops, misread the question. Are you going to machine or hand quilt? Maybe some Chinese characters that mean happiness or good luck (something like that).

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    I must be missing something . It looks like you have the borders on one a solid ( tone) and what looks like a metalic border.
    Opps I must have miss read as well. Maybe go with fans in the border.

    Oh I almost forgot to tell you .. I love your quilt!
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    Just beautiful.....

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    Beautiful quilts. I love the color choices on both of them.
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    It is gorgeous. It looks finished to me.

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    Very nicely done, love the fabrics
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    I think I like it the way it is now, it is lovely to look at. I just finished one myself. Fun to make. Thanks for sharing.
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    What about a dragon style whispy pattern for the borders? Love the quilt...what's the pattern you used?
    Those who are piecemakers will sew seeds.

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    Just do some large stipples or meandering. I would not leave it unquilted, I'm always afraid the batting will break up from using and washing and drying it.
    It is beautiful, they will love it.
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    I wouldn't add a thing.

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    I would finish it by binding it in that maroon fabric. It looks gorgeous!
    Make sure you insure it when you mail it!

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    fans in the border sounds good or maybe baptist fan design. lovely quilt.

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    Great quilt
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    Drop dead gorgeous fabric! As such, I can tell you that any elaborate quilting design will be lost and not show up very much. Because the fabric is such a star in this quilt I would choose an end to end or all over design and let your piecing and that beautiful metallic fabric shine and be the star.

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