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Thread: Need help on border!

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    Member bjaayoung's Avatar
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    This is a quilt that I am making for my daughter. The lady bug blocks that I created myself did not end up the size I thought they would be. I used quilters grid and I do not think I will do that again. I think I would piece them together with out the girid if I had to do it again. Anyways I had to add extra borders because of the blocks being shorter.

    Ok long story short after I do the braided border on the ends should I add another border and if so what color or should I just end it with that?!?! I will be using the red for the binding.
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    My opinion?
    I'd put a border about an inch wider than the braid using that polka dot fabric. Then use the red binding.
    I think it's really cute!

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    I do have to agree. It would give the quilt a beautiful finished look. I do love your quilt. Those ladybugs are so cute. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    I agree with Terri. Really cute.

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    i agree with Terri
    Cute quilt

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    Are you talking about the fabric that almost looks white with the red dots? It did not turn out well in color it is actually green with lady bugs on it. Guess I need to take better pics:)

    I also did not mean for it to turn out as such a dark quilt but the black patterned fabric had lady bugs in it so I had to have it.

    Then I decided to do the braided edge and wanted to do it with 3 colors so now it is a little dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    My opinion?
    I'd put a border about an inch wider than the braid using that polka dot fabric. Then use the red binding.
    I think it's really cute!
    That would be perfect! I LOVE this quilt.

    I'm kinda fond of ladybugs :-)

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    I think I would use a narrow border of the darker (black) with the bugs then the red binding. I think it would give it a nice symmetry.

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    What a darling quilt! Thanks for sharing :)

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    A border with the lady bug material would lighten it up :wink:
    I think this quilt is adorable!!! :D:D:D

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    I have no suggestions for you but I love the quilt.

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    I would put a narrow black border on the outside of the braid like the one on the inside of the braid.
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    I would put a black binding on the braid.

    Because it would pick up the black of the ladybugs in the center, and the black in the braid.

    Depends on how big you want it to be and how much fabric you have available.

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    Love the quilt!

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    Ditto what Ctack2 said.

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    I agree with Ctack2 and gorgeous quilt!!

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    I think repeating the smaller black border next to the braid and then the light green lady bug fabric the same size of the braid would lighten it up. Then bind with the dark fabric.

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    I would put pale green corner stones & just add the braid to the top & bottom, binding it in the red as you'd planned. Beautiful quilt, love ladybugs!

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    Sounds you have some great ideas from everyone. The quilt is quite cute.
    Welcome to the board from Southern California!
    I take it either you or your DH is in the Marines!
    I grew up in South Orange county and have been past Camp Pendelton many many times!!!

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    Yes my husband is in the Marines!! I am a proud Marine wife and a Former Air Force Reservist.

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    It is an adorable quilt--very attractive. Will you put the braid all the way around? If so something to end the process and in my opinion should be something dark. This way the inside with the lady bugs pop. I think anything would look good because it is a good looking quilt as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjaayoung
    Yes my husband is in the Marines!! I am a proud Marine wife and a Former Air Force Reservist.
    Thank you for both your and your husbands service to our country!!!!

    My husband served in the Navy for 20 years. Now I have 2 kids serving as well!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    I would put pale green corner stones & just add the braid to the top & bottom, binding it in the red as you'd planned. Beautiful quilt, love ladybugs!
    My thought too...put the braid all the way around.....Love it!!

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    i agree w/ ctack 2, also. very cute quilt

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    I would also like to suggest a black border; but I would also add some black antlers on each lady bug at their head. You could hand embroidery them on with several threads or use the satin stitch on the machine.

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