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Thread: ok I have the blocks sewn together

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    Senior Member timepasser's Avatar
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    I am looking for any suggestions for a border. Not sure what to use. thanks. Measures 40x60 right now, I am making a lap quilt/couch throw
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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I **love** it - I will watch to see what the experts recommend :)

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    Great job on your piecing!!!

    How about a white inner border, then a middle border pieced from all the fabrics you used in the blocks, then a wider white outer border? You could even piece the binding, too.

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    A print with all the block colors in it.

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    You could use the small triangles you cut off & sew them together & make tiny squares, then put four of them together to make a small block & then put a sashing around them in maybe dark gray & use that for the border. If you don't have enough of the triangles to go all the way around it, you could add same size blocks of any left over fabric in the quilt & add sashing to two ends of them & alternate them around it. Hope you can understand or visualize what I am saying.

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    Personally I'd do a thin frame of the solid dark gold in the quilt...and then a thicker outside frame in the solid Marroon in the quilt....Then a print for the binding

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    I really like your idea Halo and lucky me gray is one of my most favorite colors, I have hopefully enough of the fabrics to do what you suggested, no gray, but another shopping trip I see comming up thanks for the suggestions

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    oh no I like your idea too, what to do... what to do

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    Great job, love the color combo.

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    wonderful job!

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    I love these colors together - what a beautiful quilt this is! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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    love your quilt! I'm not an expert by any means, but first thing that came to mind was maybe a 2 inch white inner border, and then if you have enough fabric left, piano keys around for outer border mingled with 4 patch.

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    The red/maroon is speaking to me .........and then maybe a floral with many of the colors for a second wider binding ? I found many times need my lap quilts wider than suggested for total snuggling ! Can't wait to see what you decide !! Want to add that it would be a large floral .

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    Lots of good suggestions - I just want to say it's a very nice quilt.

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    I think I would love to see one of those plaids for an outer border. I see a pinkish plaid and another one that is aqua color. Maybe an inner narrow border out of that dark red in the quilt. Very nice quilt...love the pattern.

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    Great job, I really like that fabric too!

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