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Thread: This One Needs Borders

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    This One Needs Borders

    Im on a roll since I learned how to post pictures. I wish I paid closer attention to color placement than just the method. This is my first on pointe setting. I need large borders and have no more of any of these colors. Anybody have any opinions?Name:  100_2008 (800x600).jpg
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    Maybe you could find a stripe or floral with some of the colors that you used in the quilt. I like your placement of the colors.

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    Hi quilt top

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    Buy another white on white, it won't matter if it doesn't match.

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    I agree with MawMaw. Pick a two or three of the colors you would like to accent and look for another fabric that has them in it. I would go with a floral or paisley, something with curves, since everything else is straight lines. Love the colors! Be sure to show what you end up doing. \
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    Does it really need another border? What if you ended it now and maybe used a fun colorful stripe cut on the bias for the binding?

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    I do not like white borders so I think a gold border would look nice myself!!!!!

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    Love this quilt. So nice and fresh looking.
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    If you have any fabric left and want the extra work I would make small matching blocks or pinwheel blocks and then another green border.

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    I would put a skinny (1"?) black or white border, followed by a wider DARK fabric to anchor it ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B View Post
    Maybe you could find a stripe or floral with some of the colors that you used in the quilt. I like your placement of the colors.
    How about a stripe like this one from CT? I used it in a recent quilt & loved it. I think it would go with your top quite nicely.

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    find a nice floral with 3 or more of the colors for a nice wide border at least 6 inches. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B View Post
    Maybe you could find a stripe or floral with some of the colors that you used in the quilt. I like your placement of the colors.
    this was my first thought, as well
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    I think it is perfect as is.

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    I think it is perfect as is. Love the colors you chose.

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    I like the floral boarder idea, it would look great I think.
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    That is a nice top. A few years ago I won some BOM pinwheels. When I put them together I was able to find a stripe print that made a perfect border. Another option would be a pretty floral or one of the mixed color prints that look like something from a Monet painting.

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    I like just the way it is.

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    I would use a 4plus inch border of a large pastel print

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    lovely. you can find some print that has those colors and speaks to you. get shopping!!
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    What are you using for the backing? maybe that could give you an idea, but as others suggest, I would use a print with 2 or 3 of the colors.

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    It looks nice as it is, but if you want to add another border I think a striped border with the colors from the blocks would look nice. I love your quilt.
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    I think just a fun binding would look great!!!!

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    Just go shopping!!!! I'm sure you'll find something!!

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