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Thread: My Turning Twenty

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    I made this for a friend who is a geometry teacher. I need to put on a 4 inch boarder. What color??

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    Crap forgot the pic. It doesn;t look it but it is square.
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    That is awesome K! I will have to look up that pattern and maybe use it this year for a family member, I just have 6 to do this year for them.

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    This was easy. though i did screw it up just a bit, but I was able to adjust so you can't tell.

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    Pretty!! I vote for the red as a border.

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    I have a couple of those patterns. I like the turning twenty when you don't have much time and you need something quick! I just completed one for my father in law that was nature type prints.

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    That is a cool quilt. Perfect fabric for a geometry teacher.

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    Beautiful quilt!! I think any color of border would be terrific but the royal blue or red would be my pick. Maybe use both -- 1" for the red and 3" for the blue??

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    Perfect fabric!

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    I think a narrow red border, and a wider black border would look great. Nice quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I think a narrow red border, and a wider black border would look great. Nice quilt!
    I agree...black for either a second border or the binding would really set it off.

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    I've had some great results using three borders...1st and 3rd from same fabric...I'd use that black print for these. The 2nd is the narrowest of the 3 and it could be any of the other fabrics or all of them except the black. The 1st is larger than the 2nd but smaller than the 3rd. I think of it as "sealing" the patchwork, "floating" the accent, and "framing" the big picture. Hope that makes some sense...it really needs a photo, I know...sorry...not a skill I've mastered yet. OH, forgot to say how much I like your top...I really like your top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Beautiful quilt!! I think any color of border would be terrific but the royal blue or red would be my pick. Maybe use both -- 1" for the red and 3" for the blue??
    I love it!!! It is perfect for a geometry teacher :D:D:D
    I agree with Joyce on the borders.

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    I agree, nice job
    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I think a narrow red border, and a wider black border would look great. Nice quilt!
    :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I think a narrow red border, and a wider black border would look great. Nice quilt!
    I second the motion on this one. I like the black background with the numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I think a narrow red border, and a wider black border would look great. Nice quilt!
    I was thinking black too.

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    I LOVE IT!

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    My first impression when I looked at the quilt is that a red border would be perfect, thinking that you were only going to be doing one border. After reading everyone's comments, I agree that it would be much nicer with at least 2 borders, maybe 3. Red and black would be great colors to compliment the quilt. Nice job!

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    Thank you all. I think two, red and black too. Thank you. I will post another pic to show you the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Thank you all. I think two, red and black too. Thank you. I will post another pic to show you the results.
    Can't wait to see :D

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    My first thought when I saw it was black with red. I agree with twistedstitcher. Beautiful quilt-very vibrant!

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    Im not a good judge of that sort of thing, which is why I ask ya'll LOL, but I do really like it and think you did a great job! :D

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    Great job! I agree with others.....red narrow border, black "math" print for the wider border and maybe the purble for binding. Whatever colors you decide, they're going to "pull" that same color out visually.

    Interesting pattern....do you have a source for it? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinwinder
    I've had some great results using three borders...1st and 3rd from same fabric...I'd use that black print for these. The 2nd is the narrowest of the 3 and it could be any of the other fabrics or all of them except the black. The 1st is larger than the 2nd but smaller than the 3rd. I think of it as "sealing" the patchwork, "floating" the accent, and "framing" the big picture. Hope that makes some sense...it really needs a photo, I know...sorry...not a skill I've mastered yet. OH, forgot to say how much I like your top...I really like your top!
    I love this idea for it - will set it off nicely.

    Your quilt is wonderful!!

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    Love it K, it turned out Great!

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