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Thread: I Cant Decide??

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    I cant decide on the border. Should I go thin or thick, one or two. I think a pieced border would be too busy. Please Help!! I have been sitting on this for months.
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    Thin of the dark and wide of the light brown.

    Nice quilt. Great job.

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    Okay, here is my reasoning for figuring out borders. I use one of the dimensions in the quilt squares for the width of borders. For this one I would put a narrow border (the size of the squares in the four-patch corners) in the same dark as the star points and a wider border (the size of the four-patch) in the brown of the four-patches. How do you like that?

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    Thank you!! I wasnt sure if I should use them both.

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    I agree with Kathy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I would use a thin dark border to accent the blocks, and then a wider border. Your quilt is LOVELY!
    Ditto.

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    threeto :mrgreen:

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    I agree with the others--thin of the dark and a wider of the light.

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    You could even go with 3 borders starting first with a thin dark brown to frame it then add wider borders of the other 2 prints.
    It really depends on what size you want the finished quilt to be.

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    I agree with KathyD. Your wider could be the color used in the center of the stars. Lovely quilt.

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    Oh my that's gorgeous!!

    I haven't read the replies, but I'd definitely do a first border in the dark brown. If you want one border--I'd make it about 3-5", but if you want 2 borders, go narrower, like 2" with the brown, then add a wider tan one.
    That's my 2 cents. :wink:

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    You have a very lovely quilt top. All the suggestions sound good. I know I'm of no help. Layout the fabric you have for boarders next to your quilt. Let them talk to you. Play with them. They will speak. :D

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I would do a thin bodder of dark brown then a larger of the lihgt brown.

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    I think you have the same answer over and over and I agree totally, what a stunning quilt.

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    I would go with two borders. The inner one slightly more narrow than the outer one. A nice beige and maybe chocolate.

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    It's beautiful! I agree with Kathy, thin border with the dark color and thick border with the other. Please post photos when you are done. :D

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    Yeap that is my thought too wow great minds do think alike.

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    cherry, I'm thinking a thin dark border followed by a wider one in the cream of your center blocks then some vine applique. Check out your local library to see if there are quilting books about borders available. This quilt seems to want something special as a finishing touch.

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    Lovely quilt! You could even do two borders of the dark and a light in the middle with your quilting in the light border to accent your stars. I did that on a Dresden plate that i made years ago and that gave it a nice touch. Just another idea. but either way its still beautiful.

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    Wow, great quilt! It deserves a special finish....I'm in agreement with all the others. Definetly the narrow dark next to the quilt, then a wider of the light brown or creme. Can't wait to see it finished!

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    witout looking at the other's comments- I agreed the same- small darker border, then wider lighter border.

    gosh, we all think alike.

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    Beautiflul quilt--and I believe you got a consensus from the board of how to border it. If you ever need an opinion--this is the place to go!!

    Welcome and please introduce yourself so we can get to know you better.

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    Beautiful quilt top!!!

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    lovely quilt top :D

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