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    I think a dark blue border all the way around would frame this nicely. Seriously, only your 3rd quilt?! You're doing an awesome job!!! Don't give up!

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    I like the light blue, follow by the dark blue border. It's a beautiful quilt, with lovely colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Yeah, but it will be soooooo worth it.

    I vote for the dark(est) HST blocks all around the top.
    Toss out your lightest darks and don't use them in the border.
    It's a really subtle effect, but it works.
    No lights in the border.

    If you absolutely can't muster up any enthusiasm for one more HST block, then a border of your darkest blue all around.
    The dark will make all the lights in the center sparkle.
    Please don't give up on this beauty!

    I agree with MTS! The lights in the center will sparkle with a dark border.

    Before adding a border(s), take photos of all the possibilities and compare them side by side.

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    You did very very well, pattern or not! I think it would be perfect with a dark 4.5" border. This would let the lighted sections sparkle even more. Beautiful work!

    Julie

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    I like the last pic. Gonna be a nice quilt.

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    I like the third option.

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    WOW! You done a fantastic job on this quilt. Don't stop now. It would take less time to finish it if you just add the border to it. I think the lighter & then the darker would frame it in perfectly.

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    I have a different thought. First a dark border then a thin light border then another dark border. All the light blocks & that thin border will then stand out! No more HST's today.
    :)!

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    like the idea of the dark HSTs all around. It looks more vibrant than the plain material, is in - keeping with the HSTs within your quilt and will make the lighter blocks stand out.

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    Have you tried adding space between the blocks? Maybe sashing to break up the blue blocks? Then frame it all in the same color and add a final border. I'd try it to see, I've seen quilts use this effectively, usually with a thin sashing.

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    Great piecing job. Don't you dare give up now. It will be a beauty.

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    I like the light and then the dark border! What do you like best?

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    This is an especially nice quilt. Good work. Don't give up.

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    This is an especially nice quilt. Good work. Don't give up.

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    I agree

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    I can't believe you did that without a pattern. Great job!

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    Or you can just send it to me with all your extra fabrics and pretend it never happened. I like blue:-)

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    I like the dark HST for the border all the way around...believe me...it will be well worth your efforts!!

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    Borders definitely! And I like what you have picked out for them. The two different blues are great. You should do more "without a pattern", this one came out great!

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    I would go ahead and make the other dark blue blocks,
    all the way around and then bind it, if it is big enough by
    then. I would not put the light blue (that looks almost
    white) as a first border, because having that much light
    makes it look like there is a hole in the quilt. It will be
    much richer if you finish out eh dark blue blocks all the
    way around. Just my 2 cents :).
    Have a Blessed Day!

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    The 3rd picture, the thin blue border and wider dark blue border.
    I would not add more half square triangles, you already have plenty. The borders will work like a frame on a picture
    and frame the center section of your quilt.

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    does it have to be light in the middle
    change the blocks and put the dark as the middle of the blocks and than you can add more of the light HST
    then border it with the darker colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by chereth
    yes, that is right. But seriously, I am in danger of giving up on this project if I have to cut and sew that many more BLUE HST's Blue isn't my color, and I am just sick of looking at this project. lol
    Yeah, but it will be soooooo worth it.

    I vote for the dark(est) HST blocks all around the top.
    Toss out your lightest darks and don't use them in the border.
    It's a really subtle effect, but it works.
    No lights in the border.

    If you absolutely can't muster up any enthusiasm for one more HST block, then a border of your darkest blue all around.
    The dark will make all the lights in the center sparkle.
    I like this idea with the darkest blocks all around the top.

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    I vote for the two borders.

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    I personally love the border idea... why not use 3 borders? a narrow medium blue, then the light blue you show, and then the dark blue you show? that should get you your nine inches and you can be done!!! Or even just the two you show if that adds enough width. I personally love the use of the light then dark in the borders.

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