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Thread: need help with border colors

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    I have three colors, see top of quilt. I need to make two more borders. one 2 1/2 then the last one at 4 1/4 inches. not sure which colors look better...I was thinking one of the colored leaf materials then the beige funky one for the final outside border. Thoughts...Help...

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    how bout this? the hubby chimed in and did this
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    I think I'd use the lighter color leaf pattern for the 2-1/2" border and the small allover print for the wider border. Then the darker leaf print for the binding, unless you were planning to use black for the binding.

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    I'd definitely use the darker on on the left since it picks up the darker brown in all the blocks and I'd probably put it on the outside with one of the lighters ones between the dark brown sashing and the darker outer border.

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    I like this idea...I forgot about the binding...guess I do need all three materials.
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I think I'd use the lighter color leaf pattern for the 2-1/2" border and the small allover print for the wider border. Then the darker leaf print for the binding, unless you were planning to use black for the binding.

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    I have one block not like the others...It was one block short so I looked in my scraps...and found one...once I sewed it I found out why it was in the scraps...it was not cut like the others. I have to keep it...no other left over materials left to complete a block. I am going to do some type of signature there. Hopefully make it blend. I am giving this to my folks for Christmas. If it comes out ok. I also am debating about having someone do the quilting. Longarm. There are several shops near me that do it. I really hate having someone else do my quilt but since its a gift to my parents I would like it to look nice. I'm torn....

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    I'd be tempted (if there's enough fabric) to just add a 6" border of the darkest fabric then bind it in black.

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    I like that idea too...I do not have black, but I do have dark brown. I will have to measure just to make sure it will not be too big. My parents have a full size bed not a queen size. Not sure how big it should be yet. It also may be too small. I know why people use patterns when making a bed now. I
    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I'd be tempted (if there's enough fabric) to just add a 6" border of the darkest fabric then bind it in black.

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    Slowly getting there...two more borders to go. I will have to wait till next week.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I like that idea too...I do not have black, but I do have dark brown. I will have to measure just to make sure it will not be too big. My parents have a full size bed not a queen size. Not sure how big it should be yet. It also may be too small. I know why people use patterns when making a bed now. I
    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I'd be tempted (if there's enough fabric) to just add a 6" border of the darkest fabric then bind it in black.
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    I like that lighter brown you have on now. My choice for the wider boarder would have been the dark brown. I think I would also use it for the binding if you have enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I think I'd use the lighter color leaf pattern for the 2-1/2" border and the small allover print for the wider border. Then the darker leaf print for the binding, unless you were planning to use black for the binding.
    Beautiful quilt! I agree with this suggestion :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I like this idea...I forgot about the binding...guess I do need all three materials.
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I think I'd use the lighter color leaf pattern for the 2-1/2" border and the small allover print for the wider border. Then the darker leaf print for the binding, unless you were planning to use black for the binding.
    I agree with mom-6. I like her idea.

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    Your DH definitely had the right idea. Makes it more artistic.

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    He also suggested using fleece for the backing...I never even thought of that...
    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    Your DH definitely had the right idea. Makes it more artistic.

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    Hubby did a good job, I like his pick and use the dark brown or black fabric for the binding.
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    It is a beautiful quilt and your parents will love it!

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    My dad was in Japan during the war in the 50's and he just started talking about it. He has some good memories there so when I started making this quilt it made me think of him.
    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    It is a beautiful quilt and your parents will love it!

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    It's getting there...I ended up doing just one border...front binding done. Now hand sewing the back of the binding. Hoping to finish today if my fingers hold up.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I have three colors, see top of quilt. I need to make two more borders. one 2 1/2 then the last one at 4 1/4 inches. not sure which colors look better...I was thinking one of the colored leaf materials then the beige funky one for the final outside border. Thoughts...Help...

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    You made the right decision! Your parents will love it!! It's beautiful! :-D ;)

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