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Thread: LOVER'S KNOT DONE.. can anyone help with border ideas

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    Super Member colleen53's Avatar
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    can anyone help with border suggestions..

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    and then this one
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    i think hubby is leaning towards this idea.. the floral is overwhelming him
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    very pretty, have fun

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    That's beautiful. I like it the way you have the border pinned on there now. Wonderful job.

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    Very pretty! I would do a narrow peach border and then a wider green border.

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    I like # 2

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    I always put at least 3 borders of different widths on my quilts. It helps to pull out the colors used in the patterm and is an easy way to make the quilt bigger. I have seen even more borders used and it looked really nice. I would use the green 2", white 2 or 3 " and the color you have pinned on as a very wide outside border. Even wider for the first 2 inner borders would be ok. If you want to make the quilt longer then make the end borders wider and the side borders narrower. I have done that and it looked nice, too. Maybe even use the floral as one of the borders. Your #3 looks great.

    As a binding I think I would get the borders on first then decide on the color of it. Then go for whatever looked best of those 3 or 4 borders or even the floral, or whatever I had enough of left over. I think any of the colors you used would look good for the binding.

    By the way, your quilt and colors together is very pretty.. I love that pattern and am going to make it, too.

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    Very pretty quilt....I would do a small green, larger peach and then the floral as the outer wide border (or is the floral the dust ruffle?). I would suggest that you or your quilter do something different in the outer borders and then an overall design in the middle...that will bring it all together. I'm a long arm quilter if you couldn't tell.....just my suggestions....no matter how you finish it it's going to be beautiful. Thanks for sharing....

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    I like the idea of framing the quilt with 1-1.5 inches and then adding larger borders. Love your quilt and the pattern!

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    Looks wonderful. I like the green for the inside border. Remember the borders are like matting pictures, the inter border with accent the most

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    I like the first picture! Here's my lover's knot. Everyone seems to like the corners that way.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-40452-1.htm

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    I like the third pic :lol:

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    I like # 3 the best.

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    I like #2

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    oh my gosh.i go away for a bit to make dinner and look at all my helpers !!.. i am leaning towards a thin green.. maybe the 1-1.5 inch.. then cream.. not sure how much.. 3 inches? then finish it with the rust.. what do you think?
    i have never sent anything to a quilter before but.. i am thinking maybe this one should go ... i just have to "work" hubby a bit more..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    oh my gosh.i go away for a bit to make dinner and look at all my helpers !!.. i am leaning towards a thin green.. maybe the 1-1.5 inch.. then cream.. not sure how much.. 3 inches? then finish it with the rust.. what do you think?
    i have never sent anything to a quilter before but.. i am thinking maybe this one should go ... i just have to "work" hubby a bit more..lol
    Sounds great!

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    I vote #1. My 2nd choice would be #3. :) Great job.

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    Hi colleen....kinda hard to choose but i like the last one the best. It's up to you to decide how you feel the most comfortable with. Love your quilt!

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    #2 here, have fun!

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    just not the floral one. any other looks great!!!

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    I love number 2. Great job on your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    oh my gosh.i go away for a bit to make dinner and look at all my helpers !!.. i am leaning towards a thin green.. maybe the 1-1.5 inch.. then cream.. not sure how much.. 3 inches? then finish it with the rust.. what do you think?
    i have never sent anything to a quilter before but.. i am thinking maybe this one should go ... i just have to "work" hubby a bit more..lol
    I like your own idea best, thin green, then some cream, and larger border of rust. Use the flower print for your binding!

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    I like them all!

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    Number 3 is my favorite!

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    Number 2 would be my choice. I think it really compliments the top.

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    Its pretty! I like number 2!

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