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Thread: My first D9P - any ideas for the border?

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    Throughout the years I've made many quilts and blocks the 'old fashioned' way, before rotary cutters and quilting rulers, so it was fun to see blocks form so quickly using the Disappearing 9-Patch, which I actually learned reading this Board.
    This top is about 64" x 84"; the black border is 2-1/2". Should I add one more wider border?
    Thanks for looking!
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    I think you should!! But I like double and triple borders...seems to finish them off. How about a thin (1" in the creams and then a wider in the red/orange colors? This quilt you've done is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Good job! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Love the colors, and yes, more borders to accent the quilt blocks

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    Beautiful quilt, love the colours. I am on my 2nd D9P at the moment, such a fun quilt to make.

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    Yes, I'd add an additional outside border....I like 6" or so. It beautiful though....love it.

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    I'm on my 1st DP9 right now. I also am stuck on the border, after looking at yours I may try a border similar to yours. I actually like it the way it is, however I think it would also look good with a second border. :):):)

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    Nice job.

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    Great quilt, love all the colors.

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    I would add another border a little wider than the black. It's just my opinion.

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    Oops! This is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    I like advice everyone else is giving....Great job! Love your colors!

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    I like normally to have more than one border to reflect the main colors. Your choice i think for the first black was great and i would do a wider brown to match most of the quilt. It looks really nice, and your choice of colors is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I think you should!! But I like double and triple borders...seems to finish them off. How about a thin (1" in the creams and then a wider in the red/orange colors? This quilt you've done is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Good job! :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Me too!

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    That's a GORGEOUS D9P. I made one, aren't they fun????
    I really like borders too. I like a double or triple.
    You did a wonderful job on it!!! :D:D

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    Thank you SO much everyone ... for all the comments and border suggestions! I'll keep reading the ideas, and checking out my stash!

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    I like Amandagramma's suggestion of a narrow cream (probably a 1/2"-1" finished) and then a wider (perhaps a 5 1/2" finished) red/orange (the same color as in the blocks). Guess it really depends on how large you want the quilt. Do like your color/fabric selection for this quilt. D9P and/or D4P are on my "list of to-do's". Surely hope you'll post the finished quilt.

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    I would add another larger border. I think one of the oranges or a tan would look great. Nice looking quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I think you should!! But I like double and triple borders...seems to finish them off. How about a thin (1" in the creams and then a wider in the red/orange colors? This quilt you've done is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Good job! :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I love this idea - then bind in black! I think it's stunning.

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    Awesome quilt! Love your colors.
    It looks great the way it is now!

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    You've chosen my colours ... so easy for me to admire it!

    It's a fun and easy pattern to do. Just keep a good sharp blade in your rotary cutter and keep slashing away! :)

    I did one last year ... and can see doing it other times!

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    Pretty! Nice work!

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    Nice job!

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    Beautiful, I think another border or two. Borders set it off.

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    Very pretty! :)

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    Love your color combo - one beautiful quilt!

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