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    Senior Member Roxanne's Avatar
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    I need help in deciding on borders for my nephews quilt. I'm afraid I have given myself too many choices and am not totally confused. Plus, my husband doesn't like my choice. Suggestions please?
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    I need help in deciding on borders for my nephews quilt. I'm afraid I have given myself too many choices and am not totally confused. Plus, my husband doesn't like my choice. Suggestions please?

    Here is the 4th choice.
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    For what it's worth, I like the second picture the best. The colors and the cars just seem to go the best with the quilt.

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    The borders you have chosen are all to busy. You need a border that does not have such a big design. A blue, black, gray would be better choices. The car blocks you made are being hidden by your border choices. the car blocks are very busy and you need a more calming border. Do not use a solid but something that is marbelized, mottled are reads solid.

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    Love the quilt! Love the theme

    IMHO I think you need the boarder to be quiet. Something like a black, it would give your eyes somewhere to rest.

    I did a 'bright' busy quilt that I almost put on a busy border. After I did what was suggested to me, I liked the quilt more.

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    I like the solid black to me will bring all the other colors together.

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    Definately the solid black.

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    I like the solid black and then the cars. Gives my eye a break and makes the blocks stand out.

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    I vote black :) Awesome blocks, great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamaskeeto
    I like the solid black to me will bring all the other colors together.
    Ditto, needs the solid!

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    I vote for the solid black also.

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    I also vote for the black...

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    Black

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    I go for black too!

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    I agree, black then the cars. Makes those cars pop.

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    I like the second picture as well!

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    I agree you need a calmer border...the print border takes away from the blocks you made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Love the quilt! Love the theme

    IMHO I think you need the boarder to be quiet. Something like a black, it would give your eyes somewhere to rest.

    I did a 'bright' busy quilt that I almost put on a busy border. After I did what was suggested to me, I liked the quilt more.
    I was goign to suggest black, as well.

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    I LIKE THE SECOND PICTURE BEST

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    I would go with a solid, otherwise it looks too busy and confusing.

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    I think I would go with a black sashing and the rt 66 fabric as the main border.

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    Same for me, the second foto, it brings everythign together, and the background on the car strip gives the eye someplace to 'rest'.
    What a great quilt you made!

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    #2 for me

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    I like #2 also.

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    Voting black, too.

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