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Thread: I'm about bordered out

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    After doing borders on two quilts in the last few days I am so tired of it! This is the first border I had planned for this quilt and looking at it I'm thinking... does it really need the second border? It's about 76" x 76" now and the next border would be 4 or 5 inches (I'd have to measure the pattern repeat again to be sure).
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    Sorry, Pam, but I vote yes for the second border. And it is a really beautiful quilt!

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    Me too. Yea on the second boarder, but when you are in the mood. If I sew when I am not in the mood I will surely screw it up.

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    I like the second border too......

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    I have to agree with the others. I like the second border, too.

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    I really like the second border as well.

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    I'm afraid I agree - Pam, second border to really give a deep frame to the stars, otherwise they're a little too close to the edge! Put it away for a while and come back when you're more in the mood for borders!

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    Absolutely go with the 2nd border. It will frame it so nicely. Your quilt is beautiful Pam!!!

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    gorgeous quilt.

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    yes, I too, vote for the second border. The middle is so large, that with just the one border, it looks unfinished.
    Great quilt all the way, though! :D

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    This is so pretty - but, I think it needs another border too :) Great job!

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    My goodness Pam your whipping these quilts out like there is no tomorrow. Wow what a georgous quilt again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I'm afraid I agree - Pam, second border to really give a deep frame to the stars, otherwise they're a little too close to the edge! Put it away for a while and come back when you're more in the mood for borders!
    I was going to vote no to the second border, but k3n makes a good point about the closeness to the border. So, now I vote yes to the second border. Good luck, I hope it doesn't wear you out too much. I absolutely love this quilt!

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    Your quilt is too nice to stop now ! A second border would be great and frame your work nicely! It'll be worth the trouble and you will be glad when your'e finished.

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    I think if you don't want the last border that you should do what you want, pam. That is what is so neat about quilting, making it your own design that makes you happy.

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    i think it looks great with the 1 border but i would put on the second darker border.

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    I too vote for a second border. Beautiful quilt!!! :D :D :D

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    Yeah... After looking at it more I agree that it looks unfinished with just the small border.

    Did I ever mention that long straight cuts of fabric are my weakness and I put it off forever? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    Yeah... After looking at it more I agree that it looks unfinished with just the small border.

    Did I ever mention that long straight cuts of fabric are my weakness and I put it off forever? :P
    You could always do a pieced border, if you like that better! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    Yeah... After looking at it more I agree that it looks unfinished with just the small border.

    Did I ever mention that long straight cuts of fabric are my weakness and I put it off forever? :P
    You could always do a pieced border, if you like that better! :wink:
    You can definately tell that you are a mother... "If you don't like that you can have THIS!" :lol:

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    I'm laughing at the comments. I do think it needs another border, but you can choose what kind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I'm afraid I agree - Pam, second border to really give a deep frame to the stars, otherwise they're a little too close to the edge! Put it away for a while and come back when you're more in the mood for borders!
    I was going to vote no to the second border, but k3n makes a good point about the closeness to the border. So, now I vote yes to the second border. Good luck, I hope it doesn't wear you out too much. I absolutely love this quilt!

    That was me too. I was thinking the one border was enough until I keep reading the responses. I think K3n has a point. Beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    You can definately tell that you are a mother... "If you don't like that you can have THIS!" :lol:
    :wink: but only if you BEHAVE!

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    Since you asked, I'm with the rest, add the second.

    However, I'm with Red too, whatever makes you happy. No rules.

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    Think about this. If you don't do the second border, will it bug you every single time you look at the quilt?

    There's your answer!

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