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Thread: Just About Finished Omigosh Quilt!!

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    Just About Finished Omigosh Quilt!!

    Here is the quilt top almost finished. The pattern calls for a solid 1 inch finished border, then a 1 inch finished white border then a 3.5 inch finished solid border. Many people here gave me good suggestions for a more creative border on the last post I made.

    I haven't decided anything yet. However, I stitched around the outer edge of the quilt so that the outter seams won't come undone and just doing that was really, really difficult. This quilt is very heavy because of all the seam allowances and while I have a really good extension table, I don't have one that drops intot he table. I'm not sure I have it in me to do one, two or three borders!!

    I've considered maybe hiring out the borders but haven't made any decisions yet. Would love to hear any additional opinions on how you would finish this quilt.
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    I am so in awe of this quilt. Each time it my jaw drops. Whatever you decide about borders, this is going to be spectacular.
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    Just beautiful - so much beautiful work.

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    Amazing, even more beautiful than the last time you posted a picture! I thought to make the simple borders they ask for that by comparison you would be grateful for their ease. How about using every color in your quilt placed exactly under that square? Not sure how big your blocks are but would mean tons of cutting, joining and piecing for your border.

    You can and will do whatever you wish with your skills no matter how burned out you will err on the side of beauty.
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    You made a gorgeous quilt! Please post again when you decide on the border!
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    That is so,so beautiful. I cannot imagine the work in this quilt. It really is jaw dropping as someone has already said. Do finish it yourself. It deserves your hands to finish it. It is just outstanding!

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    this just boggles my mind. I can and will look at this for a long time with a huge smile on my face. Astounding!!!!!
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    That is so pretty! Have you laid out any fabric to see what you like for borders? That's what I'd do.

    I would be tempted to try 2 white borders (one narrower than the other) with a narrow colored border between. I would probably wait to see how that looked before selecting binding. Please be sure to post when done.

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    Wow, that is amazing!
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    wow, just super
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    I love this quilt! The colors are wonderful. I have been so busy looking at the design, I didn't even think about borders. I think I would stick with solid colors or tone on tone. It doesn't need any more pattern. Beautiful quilt!

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    ​OMG...Congratulations! The only suggestion I have is...kick off your shoes, sit back and admire your awesome achievement!

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    You must have a lot of patience! Beautiful and I really like it, but can't say I would have the patience to do it!
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    Can't you build your pieced border independent of the quilt so you'd only have to wrestle your way around it once just as if you were doing a one fabric border?

    BTW, the quilt is wonderful.

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    Wow, stunning!

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    That quilt is stunning.

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    Outstanding!

    Whatever you choose ... don't sell yourself short in your abilities, or in what you choose to do for the borders.
    Just be sure to do what you want ... with no regrets later!!
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    I ditto all other comments, truly one spectacular quilt. Good luck with deciding borders.

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    Truly a beautiful quilt. I am in awe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Can't you build your pieced border independent of the quilt so you'd only have to wrestle your way around it once just as if you were doing a one fabric border?

    BTW, the quilt is wonderful.

    I agree with irishrose. I just have to add that I love your quilt. It is spectacular!
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    Beautiful!!!!!!

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    WOW Gorgeous. I just love this top. I would add only a simple white 6.5" border It is so goregous I can't say that enough.
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    Wow, drooling just looking at your beautiful quilt.

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    Simple borders, you are probably going to have to just try them out. And it will be easier, as someone suggested, to sew all of the borders together and then onto the top. Your quilt is fantastic.
    Last edited by Sucia; 03-30-2013 at 06:27 PM.

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    Oh my oh my. That is unbelievable.
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