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Thread: A Case of the Blues - WIP

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    Super Member MDMPanther's Avatar
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    This is what I'm currently working on. I got the rows all sewn together, but it's not as big as I want yet, so I'm going to do a few more rows. I want to add borders, but I'm a little stuck as to light vs dark, how many, how wide....any ideas?

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    I really like your layout. Nothing like having the 'blues' but it looks great.

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    It is really looking stunning !!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Love the blues. Just try auditioning light & darks for borders. I think either would probably work.

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    It's really very pretty and eye appealing the way you did it..

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    That is just beautiful.

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    Very pretty! i love the blues!

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    Nice coloring layout! I agree you should lay out some borders and just see what grabs your interest.

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    beautiful blues!

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    beautiful..............love it

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    Oh your blues are gorgeous

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    So very cool!

    I'd opt for the darkest blue for the border.
    Sigh.
    I always do.

    Look how great the lightest lights look right next to the dark squares on that center diagonal. They're GLOWING.

    I think a nice wide dark border will just make the whole center sparkle. It's like midnight.

    However, conversely, if you used the lightest light on the border, you'd get a whole North Pole frigid feel to it. Which could be very interesting.

    So either extreme, not some value in the middle because that would just muddle the whole quilt. One border. Wide.

    And matching, not contrasting, binding.

    imnsho. ;-) :mrgreen: ;) :mrgreen:

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    Beautiful blue fabrics!! Love the pattern. You did a great job.

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    I love the gradations and blending from light to dark to light - that is a really pretty quilt! I think you could do light or dark or even a mid-blue so I'm no help.

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    The Blues are truly beautiful!

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    very pretty, reminds me of the ocean

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    That is absolutly beautiful! I love blue!!

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    its gorgeous!

    personally i would border with one of the darkest blues then bind with a lighter one...

    these blues are fun to have

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    Beautiful! AND I am in love with your avatar picute quilt!

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    Beautiful!!! I love the way you put it all together!

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    Lovely. I like the idea of a dark border only to make the light colors within the quilt stand out more.
    I really like this quilt of yours!

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    Love it!!!!
    Maureen

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    Agree, agree, agree, lay out some colors and, depending on the final size you want, then decide width of border. It's a stunning piece of work

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    Love it!
    How about a pieced boarder? Small sq and strip, then flop flop, strip and small sq. Stack them up. Same size as the strips and small squares you have already. Larger squares in the corners.
    Looks like you have some of it cut already!

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    That is gorgeous! Did you take the pattern and do your own color thing, or did the pattern suggest that idea?

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

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