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Thread: Fishy Irish Chain

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    Making this for my brother for Christmas 2011. I am working ahead. The 9 rows are not sewed together yet. I think that it needs borders. What do you think?
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    how cute

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    I think that a border would finish this off beautifully.

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    very nice...

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    I like that fish fabric! Do you recall it's name or info at all? Beautiful quilt :)

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    Spectacular! I would add a border...maybe a thin stop, then border. Good job on being ahead for Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire_Rae
    Spectacular! I would add a border...maybe a thin stop, then border. Good job on being ahead for Christmas.
    I agree!

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    Love it! I would put a 1" (finished size) border first to frame it, then maybe a 4" border to finish it. Maybe the brown/taupe fabric for the 1" and a complementary green/turquiois for the border.

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    It's beautiful. Maybe a thin brown border with a green (or whatever color the fish background is) outer border.

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    I'd probably do 3 borders. One about 2",then a 1" (so it finishes at 1/2" in a color that makes it pop) and then another larger, maybe 4" border in the same color as the first.

    I love it though!

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    I love the triple irish chain - I would probably do a dark border using one of your dark pieces - it will look great.

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    nice im sure he will love it.

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    beautiful for sure. I always like borders but what ever you decide you'll love it.

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    sooo coolll...can you find fabric with fishing rods for the borders...or fishing line and hooks? here is a link with a bunch of fish, hooks, fishing fabrics....

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...=univ&tbs=shop:1&tbo=u&ei=0EBLTcGOOIL6lwfu5OkG&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CDEQrQQwAg&biw=1914&bih=999&fp=8c79c10f3571ce5b

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    sooo coolll...can you find fabric with fishing rods for the borders...or fishing line and hooks? here is a link with a bunch of fish, hooks, fishing fabrics....

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...=univ&tbs=shop:1&tbo=u&ei=0EBLTcGOOIL6lwfu5OkG&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CDEQrQQwAg&biw=1914&bih=999&fp=8c79c10f3571ce5b
    Thanks for the link I will take a look!

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    yes a border or borders would work very well. great so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I like that fish fabric! Do you recall it's name or info at all? Beautiful quilt :)
    All I know is that it is cheap fabric from Walmart that I bought about 4 or 5 months ago. I know that my brother does not take the best care of things so I did not want to spend too much. I have only about $45 in the quilt top so far and it is 90" X 90" :)

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    Well done and I agree with you that borders would look great on this quilt.

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    Joann's also has fishing fabric (I just bought a few for a quilt for my Uncle) by Debbie Mumm and it is 50% off now!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I like that fish fabric! Do you recall it's name or info at all? Beautiful quilt :)
    found a link to the fabric



    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll..._304652&UA=%3F*I8&GUID=12ece83212c0a02652a4d1e4ff882af1&itemid=260713490032&ff4=263602_304652

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    Awesome quilt!! Yep, a border or two would be a wonderful finish :D:D:D

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    Very nice and I love the design. My DH would love this one.

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    It looks great! I would add a border to frame it.

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    It is beautiful! You sure have a jump on Christmas 2011. With or without the borders would be good. Just don't use the brown or cream as it will fade into the blocks.

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    Very nice! I love the way you used the fish fabric for the center part of the chain rather than a solid as is usually done.

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