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Thread: My first quilt for my daughter

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    I used 1930's reproduction fabrics. I think it turned out okay :-) I DO need suggestions on a border color. I am doing the back in a pink reproduction fabric with little white animals tossed all over. I just don't know if I should use a solid or a print for the border?????
    How should I quilt it? I am so afraid I am going to screw it up from here!
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    Very nice.

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    Very pretty! How about a purple border to match, and bring out the purple fabric?

    If you know how to meander, that would look nice.

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    Love it, colors, pattern and fabrics, good job :D
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    so pretty! you did a great job!

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    Really pretty quilt. Just use any of the colors in the quilt for a zinger, small border and then another color in the quilt for a wider border. Use the same color as your zinger for the binding. Makes sense to me? Hope you understand my garble.

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    Use plain colors. Sorry!

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    Very nice. I like the idea of a purple border. You could do a narrow border of one of the colors, cut 1 1/2" and then a second border in purple cut 4 1/2". Or use any color that you have enough of for a border. I like to use a contrasting binding on mine as well.

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    Very nice.

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    Nice quilt--I love 30s reproductions. I would put a narrow solid border first and then a wider print border. Bind in the solid from the narrow border. Just an idea.....

    Welcome!!

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    That's beautiful.

    The purple border sounds good and then maybe use a pink binding?

    If you don't like to "meander", quilt in the ditch would also look great!!

    And you're not going to mess it up now :wink: :wink:

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    You did a wonderful job. I love the colors and the fabric designs.

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    Very pretty. You've done a great job!

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    Thank You everybody!!!!

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    It's beautiful! I would use one of the colors in the quilt for the border. As for quilting, you could stitch in the ditch around the blocks or meander.

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    So cute! I'm a sucker for reproduction fabrics AND scrap quilts. I think any border treatment you choose will frame everything nicely. Good luck with your quilting!

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    How pretty!! It's fun to look at all the different patches in there. :D I think any of the colors will make a great border. If you're worried about goofing the quilting up (a constant fear with me!), do you want to have a long arm quilter do it? That's my favorite option because I hate the sandwiching part. Or else keep it simple. Maybe go on the diagonal?

    Good luck!! Thanks for sharing your project!


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    My favorite fabrics, so pretty in pastel :D

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    great job...... i love all the colors :D

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    I'm terribly with colors, so I won't make any suggestions :D :D I love 30's repos though. Its really pretty. I know how you feel when you say you're scared to do anything for fear you'll screw it up..me too!! But trust yourself, you've done a terrific job so far, and the grandbaby will love the quilt and you no matter what!! You go Granny!!!

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    Sorry, this old granny reread your post...Your daughter will love it and you because you are mom, no matter what!!!

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    Very nice.

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    Very nice quilt. Love the colors. Show us the finished quilt.

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    Very Pretty ! I love 30's fabric . I was thinking a white border, so as to not favor another color already in the quilt ? Just a thought.
    Sharon

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