Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 98

Thread: Need help with the border on this quilt

  1. #1
    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Beautiful Washington state!
    Posts
    3,341
    Hello I have posted this before but I for the life of me cannot figure out how to do the border. I tried to do piano key style didn't look good. I just cannot figure out what it needs. the blue is like a sky blue almost looks like clouds in the pattern.

    What it looks like
    Name:  Attachment-164819.jpe
Views: 52
Size:  68.1 KB

    pics of colors in the quilt
    Name:  Attachment-164820.jpe
Views: 37
Size:  66.0 KB

    more colors
    Name:  Attachment-164821.jpe
Views: 57
Size:  70.6 KB

    These seem to be the best actual colors.
    Name:  Attachment-164822.jpe
Views: 34
Size:  73.8 KB

    I bought this on ebay Do you think this would work?
    Name:  Attachment-164823.jpe
Views: 34
Size:  41.9 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,531
    Blog Entries
    11
    I personally think anything but a plain border will detract from the intricacy of your design. I think it is beautiful. With a plain border, you can do some decorative quilting too!

  3. #3
    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Beautiful Washington state!
    Posts
    3,341
    What color would you use? I thought maybe the light blue but my daughter says it is too plain.

  4. #4
    Ginger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Oakesdale, Wa
    Posts
    119
    I agree, plain is the way to go. Something that looks like a picture frame. Big and beefy. Love the design!!!

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    7,302
    Blog Entries
    1
    I would use one of the medium brown prints that has the pink accents. The quilt looka great!

  6. #6
    Super Member jemma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    adelaide /australia
    Posts
    1,394
    do you need a border---may be a narrow brown+same binding---love the quilt

  7. #7
    Power Poster ann clare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Navan. Co. Meath. Ireland
    Posts
    15,127
    Beautiful top. No help with the border.

  8. #8
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    7,160
    Blog Entries
    3
    That's so pretty! I'd use a brown tonal for the border. Something with texture like Kaufman Fusions, Wilmington Essentials, or a marble. It's plain enough not to take away from the center, but not too plain. I think it would blend nicely.

    Let us know what you select!

  9. #9
    Super Member danmar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Parsons, Ks
    Posts
    1,652
    I would probably go with your light color in the quilt for a small border and then finish with a wider border of a dark. Good luck. Beautiful quilt.

  10. #10
    Super Member quilterella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Small town south of Ottawa, Ontario
    Posts
    1,702
    Blog Entries
    1
    This also would be my suggestion ( what jemma said). Awesome quilt!

  11. #11
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    13,232
    Plain border!

  12. #12
    Senior Member quilter on the eastern edge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Posts
    645
    Disclaimer: I like bright colours.

    I often use the "squint" test. Stand back from the quilt a bit and squint at it. One of the colours or tones will sort of jump out at you more than the others. I see the orange tones when I squint at the picture of your quilt.

    In the third picture, in the bottom left log cabin, there is a lovely orange and yellow batik. I'd make a narrow border of that and then a wider border of the brown with the orange and purple polka dots. Then a plain dark brown binding.

    JMHO!


    BTW, the squint test works really well when arranging lights on a Christmas tree - just squint at it and the holes where you need more lights can be easily seen.

  13. #13
    blue10moon9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Clinton Township, MI
    Posts
    264
    In my opinion... No border; just bind it.

  14. #14
    blue10moon9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Clinton Township, MI
    Posts
    264
    In my opinion... No border; just bind it. (Not sure how I posted the same message twice!?! Looks like the coffee has kicked in.)

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    915
    I love the colors in your quilt! The different browns are so beautiful. I love working with all the browns and pinks that are available. I am not very good with border choices, but usually what I do is put it on the floor and lay different fabrics along each side. No matter what the choice is for the border I like a small dark border first to frame the quilt and then decide on the border.

    Good Luck...this is a beautiful quilt!

  16. #16
    Senior Member Kara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    759
    Something plain and dark would be perfect. It could have a mottled texture to it.
    Anything pieced would detract from the middle.

  17. #17
    KrystelsQuilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Missoula, MT
    Posts
    312
    I agree with everyone here. A Plain border would be the way to go. One of the browns medium most likely. The quilt is too beautiful to have the border take away from it.

  18. #18
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,464
    Blog Entries
    2
    Do you have any more of the light? I'd just put a 2" or so light border (let the light areas of the quilt just sort of melt into it) then do a scrappy binding with the browns.

  19. #19
    Senior Member DawnMarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    843
    Blog Entries
    9
    Bernatex makes a fabric they call 'Atmosphere.' It comes in a brown that would be very pretty as a border for this. It's got swirls of different browns in it.
    http://www.benartex.com/?page=galler...g_c=1&idp=7473

    I used it for the border of the Jesus quilt posted on this thread: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-75293-1.htm

  20. #20
    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    greater NorthEast
    Posts
    3,209
    Blog Entries
    2
    what about WHITE? my 2nd choice would be one of the pinks or peaches--looks like you have enough brown! it's beautiful!

  21. #21
    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    6,582
    Blog Entries
    19
    I'd use a dark brown 1" wide frame to contain all that lovely color, then a 4.5 inch border of your favorite brown from the quilt. Trying to border it in the light blue would wash it out, IMO.

    I was going say to say a quiet print for the wide one, but I used a huge print and a coral binding for my busy Fandango quilt and it was wonderful. Yes, I did use a brown first sashing to contain the colors. I hate to post a picture - it looks pink when it is coral. I didn't get a finished picture. I'll have to have my daughter take one.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  22. #22
    Senior Member pjaco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    OKC, OK
    Posts
    871
    Blog Entries
    7
    That's what I do, just "audition" the different colors on the side until you find what you like. I'm thinking it doesn't need one, I think it is pretty the way it is. Just bind in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laura3
    I love the colors in your quilt! The different browns are so beautiful. I love working with all the browns and pinks that are available. I am not very good with border choices, but usually what I do is put it on the floor and lay different fabrics along each side. No matter what the choice is for the border I like a small dark border first to frame the quilt and then decide on the border.

    Good Luck...this is a beautiful quilt!

  23. #23
    Senior Member pjaco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    OKC, OK
    Posts
    871
    Blog Entries
    7
    So Pretty.
    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    I'd use a dark brown 1" wide frame to contain all that lovely color, then a 4.5 inch border of your favorite brown from the quilt. Trying to border it in the light blue would wash it out, IMO.

    I was going say to say a quiet print for the wide one, but I used a huge print and a coral binding for my busy Fandango quilt and it was wonderful. Yes, I did use a brown first sashing to contain the colors. I hate to post a picture - it looks pink when it is coral. I didn't get a finished picture. I'll have to have my daughter take one.

  24. #24
    Super Member sewwhat85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    missouri
    Posts
    6,895
    what a beautiful quilt

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    226
    I have used (with similar colors) a chocolate brown by Benartex designed by susan winget(from the selvedge) When I went to get more of it we could not find it, the shop owner finally found it with her Christmas fabrics --it looks like frost on the window. I had various greens, reds and beige plus browns and it worked well. It was chosen by someone else for a gift quilt -- I never would have thought of it.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.