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Thread: Need some Ideas

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    I am making this Once upon a time quilt and have just finish the center. Now I need to come up with the border. I am stuck.. I thought I would use a 1 1/2 black inter border, but not sure. Then I would like to put at least a 6 inch border to finish it. It is quite busy so not sure what to do. The way the quilt works is you start in the center and follow a path and make up a story as you go..
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    how neat

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    Love it! I would use a narrow black border and then maybe a wide border of the pathway fabric. Did you develop this idea?

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    Your quilt is adorable and I love this idea of storytelling.

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    What a cute idea.

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    what a wonderful child's quilt - I can picture moms & kids cuddling together for 'storytime'. Can you share source of pattern or did you design it?

    I suggest black to frame (do you have more with colored dots?) then a lighter color. The pathway fabric may work well. Audition it & see how you like it.

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    Love this idea. Please post the picture of this quilt when your finished. Thanks

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    Fun quilt! My grandchildren would love it! Very clever idea. Not sure how much help I can be - the quilt is so colorful perhaps a sawtooth border done with the blue in the quilt and bright solids that pick up some of the many fun colors...gosh, will be fun to see how this comes out...please post a final pic and good luck!

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    http://blairpeter.typepad.com/weblog...pon_a_tim.html
    I saw the Idea at this site. Then I drew out my idea on how I would do it. My Husband put it on cad and made a pattern to work off.
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    What a cute quilt for young children. I think your idea for a narrow black border is great. You could pick out about any color out of the blocks and use for the outer border. Maybe a tone on tone fabric or a check or something like that. What pattern is the quilt made from?

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    that is such a cute quilt.

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    Adorable quilt!!! I like the idea of a thin black border as well.

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    What a creative idea. I think the narrow black border is a perfect idea and then a larger border, perhaps of the blue.

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    What a cute quilt, I like your idea of a black first border. Something bright might be nice for the second border.

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    Thank you for sharing the pattern...I've done an I Spy quilt for the grandson, but I love this idea even better..what fun!

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    no ideas but what a cute quilt!

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    I love your quilt i know you'll hit right i've never seen this before love it

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    This is a fantastic quilt. I think it is jumping to the top of my list! Thank you for sharing. I like the thin black border (with dots?) and then a wider border of the pathway. And maybe the same as the thin black for the binding. Whatever you decide, this is a great idea for a quilt!

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    Thanks for all the input so far I will go with the thin inner black border

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    Still having a hard time. I have enough of the spoted black fabric to do the 6 in border. So now I need to figure out what the inter border should be.... What do you all think. It can't be black anymore

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    I'd do a thin inner border in one of the bright colors found in the dots.

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    I would put a narrow pathway boarder around and then add a narrow black one then maybe a wider one from the bluish one to finish. Please keep us posted on your choice! This is going to be a beautiful and much treasured quilt.

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    Your idea is perfect

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    Great childs quilt! I agree with the idea of a narrow black border, then the path fabric as the final border.
    Great job! :thumbup: :-D :thumbup:

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    Love the creativity involved in both making this quilt and later on in its use! Perfect for inquisitive little minds. In fact I can just about see my 14 year old trying to figure it out! :roll: LOL . Lovely.

    I think I like the look of a thin black border and the 6" blue like the main quilt and another thin black border to finish it off?

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