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Thread: Jewel Box Top Awaiting Borders

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    Super Member Iluv2quilt's Avatar
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    Finally, I have the bulk of the top done!! :D :D :D Over 3,000 tiny pieces! Now I'm just debating on borders for this quilt. I'm thinking to put a 5" - 8" black border with 4 patches as cornerstones. What do you all think? Any other ideas?? I'm open to any and all suggestions.

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    I'm sorry! All the colors didn't turn show up outside. Probably should have taken the picture in the house.

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    WOW!! That is awesome. Your colors and your work are beautiful. Sorry I can't help you with a border selection--I'm too overwhelmed by that quilt!!

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    Love, love, love the quilt! It's spectacular! I like the idea of the black border, but not sure about cornerstones. But, then again, I never know what to do on my OWN quilts, so you just have to go with your gut.

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    Wow!!! Lots of tiny pieces. It's beautiful!

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    No clue on the border.
    I'm still trying to get over all those little pieces!

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    Awesome!!! It is a jewel!!! :D :D :D
    I would go with the black border and the cornerstones,
    maybe quilt the borders with bright varigated threads?

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    Thank you so much everyone! :D :D :D

    Great idea Amma - I just love varigated thread on black. It shows up so well.

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    Are you kidding? It looks just like jewels! You can take a picture of the finished quilt indoors and we'll all compare. It's gorgeous!

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    it is gorgeous...myyyy woorrd how many pieces are there in that quilt!! :shock: lucky it didnt show up all the colors outside or i would have been blinded....bedazzled even! :lol:

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    Black borders would be perfect.. also the cornerstones... beautiful....just Beautiful.

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    it looks great. i like your idea of a large black border with 4P cornerstones. then you can do some pretty quilting in the large border with some jewel variegated thread.

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    It is amazing ! Do I dare ask how long it took to make ? As for borders.. Black to finish it off is my choice also
    Sharon

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    Your quilt is so very beautiful. I'm sure you will determine what border will work best--you certainly know what you're doing :).

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    Now I don't want to hear any more about how you are intimidated to show your work as you are a newer quilter!!!
    Girl you have more than earned your stars!!! That is one fantastic quilt!!!!
    You have no reason to be ashamed of your work!!!! It is gorgeous!!
    You deserve to pat yourself on the back for this one!!

    I look forward to seeing it all done!

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    That is absolutely stunning!

    Just to be different for the border.... what about a nice wide strip of black, with a chain of coloured squares the size of the smaller squares in the body of the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    That is absolutely stunning!

    Just to be different for the border.... what about a nice wide strip of black, with a chain of coloured squares the size of the smaller squares in the body of the quilt.
    Thank yo so much!!! Wow! What a cool idea!!! I could do black, small colored squares and then back to black again! Hmmmm, smoke is coming out of my ears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Now I don't want to hear any more about how you are intimidated to show your work as you are a newer quilter!!!
    Girl you have more than earned your stars!!! That is one fantastic quilt!!!!
    You have no reason to be ashamed of your work!!!! It is gorgeous!!
    You deserve to pat yourself on the back for this one!!

    I look forward to seeing it all done!
    Thank you Rhonda!! I am so encouraged here, makes me want to quilt all the more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    It is amazing ! Do I dare ask how long it took to make ? As for borders.. Black to finish it off is my choice also
    Sharon
    Hi Sharon, Thank you! :D I believe I've been working on and off on this for about 3 weeks or so.

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    Spectacular!

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    That is a very ambitious project - and you did a wonderful job on it!
    Love the colors you put with the black. Great choices all around!

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    If you believe yourself a novice, I am flabbergasted. Your quilts are awesome.

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    Very nice and most defintely go with the black border and four patch.

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    Wow!!!! You Go Girl!! :thumbup: Absolutely stunning!!!! :D :D

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    You are a BRAVE BRAVE lady. 3,000 pieces

    It is soooo beautiful.

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