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Thread: My Daughters College Quilt

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    Senior Member Luv2sew4fun's Avatar
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    My daughter is starting college this year.... I am making her a college quilt. She loves dogs....So she picked 4 blocks from the book "Best in Show" by Carol Armstrong. Three of the dogs represent out own dogs (Lab, Jack Russell, and our Honey our German Sheperd Mix) . The block in the upper right hand corner I did on my own. She has very unusual ears!  The blocks are all done and I have set them into my EQ6. I need some help on the inner boarder…. Not sure what color to use.. Dark brown, lighter green, green/brown mix, dark blue… Help! Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

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    That is going to be one amazing quilt!!!! (love your dog, btw)... my 2 cents is that I'm not a fan of the green border, but I'd have a hard time deciding between the others. They all look good to me!!! PLEASE post it when you get it done, I can't wait to see it!

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    The brown border looks right. Good job with the design.

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    I like the blue border. You've done an amazing job so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astramorgaine
    I like the blue border. You've done an amazing job so far!
    I agree. I like the blue the best. Love your design!

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    That ids so cute! And I love your Honey! We had a Doberman whose ear did that. Use anything but the green!

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    I like the blue or the dark brown. Seems to make the blocks pop more. Speaking of popping - I almost popped out of the chair when the picture of Honey came up! She's a really cutie - just expecting another quilt picture!

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    I love the dark brown withthe blue.

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    I like the blue or the brown...... I am leading towards the brown.
    :) :P

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    Blue or green brown would be my choice.....Love the quilt!! Cute dog too!!

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    I vote for the blue border too. It brings the focus of the quilt to the center block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    I vote for the blue border too. It brings the focus of the quilt to the center block.
    I agree, but the daughter doesn't like it too much.... but what does she know. haha :lol:

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    Great quilt!!!

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    I like the blue or brown. And I love your pooch! What a beautiful quilt!

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    I've got to admit to liking the blue for the border. What a unique quilt.

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    Wow you are so talented!. I'm amazed on how realistic the quilt looks like the photo. I don't like the green either.

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    what a great quilt. I love the brown border. She is going to have a wonderful quilt to take to collage.

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    I like the darker colors...seem to anchor it better.

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    love all of them! What an awesome quilt that is!

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    After looking at all the borders, I think the brown border make the dogs pop more...But your daughter has the final say

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    Love those crooked ears. My choice of borders would be the blue or the dark brown. Which one does your daughter like, that's probably the way to go. Love it.

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    I like the light green border. I just want to say that this is really a great quilt! You did an awesome job on it, and your dog is so cute with those ears!

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    Love the quilt and the dog! I, too, like the darker ones, blue or brown.

    I think she needs a matching pillowcase too :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltwoman
    Love the quilt and the dog! I, too, like the darker ones, blue or brown.

    I think she needs a matching pillowcase too :thumbup:
    I do agree!

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    ADORABLE!!! :thumbup:

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