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Thread: looking for help w/ borders please

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    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
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    These are the options I have. This is a pattern from a magazine that I altered. These options are all stash fabric. I like the red little border I put on and if I had more of that fabric I would use that, but I just had enough to put on what I did. The white fabric with little pink flowers is in the top and I have enough not to piece. The green I have enough not to piece but the pick flowered print I would have to piece. I don't mind piecing just don't know which to use. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    pinkish flowered print, would have to piece this one, that is ok if it looks the best
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    pic of top
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    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
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    other option.

    The whole quilt is using flower prints. Some are from the 10" block swap.

    Thanks for your help.

    Kyia

    white background with pink flowers and green stems. This print is in the quilt top.
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    I would choose the one that is in the quilt. by the way, I like your quilt!!! :-o

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    looks like you already have small border of red - if it were me I would follow up with the darker blue with the flowers - I don't think I would use a lighter color next to the red.

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    You can put a small dark frame aroound it with almost any color.
    and then make a scrappy border???????
    Also....I love your quilt!!

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    I love your quilt. White for the border

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    I like the pinkish flower print!!
    Gives contrast well to the red.
    love the top!

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    Yes, I already have the small red border on it, and like it. What for scrappy should I do??

    Kyia

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    You can take 6" pieces of the different materials in it and make a scrappy border all around the red.
    6in long and however wide you want it to be.

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    I like the pinkish flowers or the suggestion of the scrappy border.

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    I would use the lighter color myself. It really lets the dark colors in the quilt to pop. The darker colors seem to drown out the colors in the body of the quilt.

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    I love the quilt, and think the white print is the best for it!!

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    I kind of like the pinkish floral print. It seems to frame in your beautiful center very nicely.

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    Beautiful job! But.....shouldn't you just shop for more fabric??? :lol: :lol:

    (I think I like the green best.)

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    I like all your colors and patterns. I prefer the green.

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    I love the green.

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    Thank you all for the suggestions. I love the dark look. I think I will either try the scrappy idea. It means I am going to have to ruin the other half of the HST that went along with these that I had planned for another quilt or maybe use the dark blue that I used for the Y&B swap. I will wait if that is the case until I have the two quilts done that I have planned for those blocks. I have lots of time right?

    Kyia

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    i would use all the darker colors. starting with the red, which is already there, then a medium width green then a narrow blue. keep it scrappy looking.

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    Beautiful quilt! I like the idea of a darker border(s) also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i would use all the darker colors. starting with the red, which is already there, then a medium width green then a narrow blue. keep it scrappy looking.
    That's a good idea. The red border will finish at 1". What do you think the green and blue should finish at??

    Kyia :-)

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    i would end with a blue outside border of about 2". remember you have a binding also. i would go with whatever there is enough of from those colors. first choice being blue, to keep it invisible. if you don't have enough of anything, strip them together so the colors change.

    the middle border depends on what you want as the finished size. i think it could be up to 8" and still be very pretty because it's 'enclosed' in the two narrow borders.

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    I like the pinkish flowers too. And by the way, your quilt is wonderful. What great colors.

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    I love it and I know whichever you decide on will be gorgeous :D

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    My preference is the green flower print.

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