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Thread: my chicken quilt - it's together. need advice on border

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    There they are all playing nicely together. The size before borders is 57 x 72. Can you guess what the strip block on the bottom left is?

    [IMG]http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/MVC-042F.jpg[/IMG]

    This next picture is the possible border. Do I want the burgundy next to the quilt then the chicken wire then the burgundy for the binding or do I want the chicken wire next to the quilt and then a thin burgundy border and binding.
    I only picked the burgundy because it is the color of the wire in the chicken wire print. Maybe I don't want the burgundy?


    [IMG]http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/MVC-044F.jpg[/IMG]

    If you have any other ideas for a border and binding I'd love to hear them!
    :-D

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    I like your top. Beautiful! I think that border is a good idea.

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    I'd put the burgundy before the chicken wire.

    Overall, that is one CUTEEEEEEE quilt! :) Love it!

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    I like the thin burgandy border first-it "frames" the inner part of the quilt. Either way, your quilt is so cute-you did a great job on it.

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    I love it . I agree, put the strip color first. Let me know when you are done....and I will send my address. :wink:

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    Oh Geez. I totally wanted to be in this swap. Wish I had have! It's turning out beautiful! I agree about the burgandy next to the center, then the wire. :) Show piccies when it's done! :)

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    wonderful quilt loveit all.

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    That's a chicky quilt :) he he...
    I think the burgandy border and then the chicken wire looks best.

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    Love your quilt. Made me giggle to see all the chicks playing together so nicely. Beautiful job on the blocks all.

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    Maybe a thin strip of black to start the border, then chicken wire then burgandy? I really like your chickens, a very happy quilt!! :-D

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    Skinny burgandy, medium chicken wire and burgandy binding\

    Great quilt :thumbup:

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    I agree with everyone else...
    And this would make a cute backing..
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390172258277

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    Cute

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    love it

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    I got to say I like the wire first and the burgundy on the outside...but that just me!! Either way...I love this top...it is soooo cute!!! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful quilt. I'd go for burgandy border first.

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    OMG! How adorable! I'm kicking myself all the way to the chicken coop for missing this exchange!
    I agree Burgandy first then chicken wire! :thumbup:

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    Never seen a chicken quilt before and I must say I really like it.

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    O.K. I'll bite, what is the strip set on the bottom left? I love the quilt. I would like a thin black border , a medium white and then medium burgendy border. If you have any more of the burgendy check, it would be a great binding materia.l My next choice would be the burgendy border first. JMHO :-D


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    Thank you all for your good suggestions.

    The block at the bottom left is "Green eggs and ham!"
    :-D

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    I love your chickens. I just did one with roosters. Maybe they should meet LOL. I also asked the board about borders when I was doing mine. Suggestions were great !!!! I added a thin border that matched my cornerstones and then a black print for the outside border as someone suggested. I previewed a lot of colors from within the quilt but until I used the black, nothing popped within the quilt. So after all this, I'd say use a black border. I'm not so sure I would use the chicken wire. Your eyes needs to rest somewhere. Sorry I am maybe way out there but until I tried it I didn't believe it eitther. Make sure to show us the finished version. Good luck!!!!!

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    love the chicken wire border idea. I saw same fabric a while back that was like old barn boards...I think that would really frame it nicely if you can find any of it.

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    That turned out so cute. Great job.

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    Thanks. These chickens are from the funky chicken swap and I love them all. The ladies did a great job. I'll give the border a rest for a couple of days until I decide. It will be a once in a life time quilt I'm sure.

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    Susie, they look great all playing soooo nicely!!! I love the green eggs and ham block...too cute! About the border....I like the solid strip first, next to the quilt, then I'm not sure about the chicken wire (I think its a great backing though!!)...I tend to agree about you eye needing a place to rest...I might use a lighter color next, then another solid color for a border about 3", then bind it...so 1 teensy border, 1 maybe 1" border, then a 3" border...maybe.....I dunno....lay it out, push the dogs/cats to the center of the quilt so you can see the edges and then play.... Lookin' good girl!!! :D

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