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Thread: Brain Dead's Japanese Quilt

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    Brain Dead's Japanese Quilt

    Hi lovely ladies, several weeks ago I asked for help with measurements for a quilt I wanted to make from 10' squares of Japanese fabrics I had. Well, here is a picture of the quilt so far. Now I would like your valued opinion as to whether to add a red border on the outside then add a final navy border, or should I just add a navy border? Hope the picture comes through.
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    I don't have any suggestion on the border since I am never really good at that, but I did want to say that you have a beautiful quilt so far.
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    Lovely quilt!! I think another red then blue would be awesome. Why don't you lay some of the red then blue next to the quilt & see if you like it? If you do check it out next to the corner blocks 'cause they will look surround or boxed in. Look at it through a camera lens. Then decide what you like. It will be great what ever you decide!
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    I agree with Bev...and I would bind in the red too. You have done beautifully so far, would love to see it finished.

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    I think the idea of a red then navy border is very good. The only other suggestion I could make is to add a very narrow white flange between the quilt and the red border. I would cut it one inch wide, fold in half (wrong sides together) and then sew in place so that the finished flange is 1/4 inch wide. I also think the red binding would be gorgeous.

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    I think red then navy and then bind it in red. Lovely quilt BTW!
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    DITTO! Very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marni View Post
    I think red then navy and then bind it in red. Lovely quilt BTW!

    I agree with Marni! I think binding this quilt in red will really be a nice finish. You did a great job with this quilt. It will be beautiful no matter what colors you choose for the borders!
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    In keeping with Japanese style, I would be inclined to put the thin red sashing around the entire quilt and then a wider navy border. You could always break the navy border up with different navy prints if one fabric looks too heavy. Lovely quilt.

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    Red, then navy, and bind in red!

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    a second red border with the navy binding would look awesome - love it so far

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    Strikingly beautiful quilt
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    Pretty quilt! If you do any red on the border, it will change the configuration of the red "lines" you already have. I love 1/4" of color and then a border strip. I'm wondering about a 1/4" of the light blue and then a couple inches of the navy. That's when it is fun to play with the fabric. Whatever you choose, it will still be pretty!

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    i think the red border will make the quilt look more like the asian theme
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    Whatever you decide, this quilt is really pretty, but the red will bring it out.
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    Yes, red then blue. Really nice!

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    really like the idea of the flange put in first, with the navy and the red binding or the navy binding, I would put the flange in red. great quilt, love the fabrics

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    If you have more of the red that you used to do the large sash, I would use the same size for the red border. I also vote for red, blue and red binding. Looks really nice so far!

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    Your idea of red, navy, red binding is perfect. Great quilt and fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

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    I'd say a red border, then a wider blue border would look great. Red binding to finish it off!
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    That is so lovely! Personally, I'd like blue but that's just me and they tell me I can't color-coordinate worth anything so.....
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    Ditto! Great job.

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    Very nice!
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    Another vot for Marni's idea of red, then navy and bind in red. Be sure to post photos of finsihed quilt.
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    I knew you would all come up with great suggestions. Someone suggested a white flange then red border then the navy I have taken everyone's suggestions on board, so back to sewing. Thank you all

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