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Thread: Need help re borders

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    Senior Member maggiemuggins's Avatar
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    I have finally sewn all my blocks together but now would like some advice on the border...would you make a double border...a small green and a larger pink one or would you just make it pink all around..one wide border...any help appreciated.Blocks are 5 x 5.

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    very pretty, I would put 2 borders on it (green and pink) that way the green on the quilt will pop out!

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    Personally, I would add the pink sashing all the way around to frame it. Then maybe do a narrow border in the green like your cornerstones and then the pink.

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    two borders, first one green.

    i hadn't even thought of lavendar. i'll bet that would be very pretty. :thumbup:

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    I'm with craftybear green then pink

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    I'd continue the pink sashing, maybe even add the green sashing blocks, do a very thin white border, then a pink one or the plaid. (just to be different) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rndelling
    Personally, I would add the pink sashing all the way around to frame it. Then maybe do a narrow border in the green like your cornerstones and then the pink.
    Ditto!

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    Use both!! :thumbup: Your quilt is lovely!!!

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    What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors and your blocks turned out awesome. I would do a narrow green and then a wider pink. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Pretty quit top :D:D:D
    A narrow green and then a wider border of pink :D:D:D

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    I am with several of you other quilters--add a smaller green border (same fabric as in quilt) and then add the pink to whatever width you desire. Great quilt in the making!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by rndelling
    Personally, I would add the pink sashing all the way around to frame it. Then maybe do a narrow border in the green like your cornerstones and then the pink.
    Ditto!
    Double Ditto!! :-D :-D

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    Very pretty! I would do two borders.

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    Beautiful quilt. I would continue the pink sashing first to create the frame and then add a green.

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    Go for the green and then pink. Make it sing!

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    Green to accent the cornerstones, then pink. It looks great!

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    lime green flange and pink border.

    I would fold the pink fabric and lay it around the quilt until I liked the width against the quilt.

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    It's beautiful!! I think a think green and thicker pink. Can't wait to see it finished!

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    The top is adorable!

    I would also go with the pink to frame it, then a narrow green border and a final pink or lavender border to finish it off.

    The green will bring out your cornerstones.

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    I do the pink, same size as the sashing & then green whatever size you need to finish the quilt & plaid for the binding! Your quilt will be very pretty!

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    I vote for the pink sashing with the green cornerstones all around the outside & then a final pink border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    I am with several of you other quilters--add a smaller green border (same fabric as in quilt) and then add the pink to whatever width you desire. Great quilt in the making!
    add me to those...I agree! Really sweet quilt!

    Ditter :thumbup:

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    Thanks so much ladies for all the input and the encouragement...I think I will go for the narrower green same as in cornerstones and then a wider pink for around the outside...will post when I get finished.

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    I would make a green border the width of the sashes, a white 1", then the pink outer border the width of the white and green Looks great

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