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Thread: Pieced border on Cat Quilt?

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    Pieced border on Cat Quilt?

    I'm doing a variation of a cat quilt design. I'm making two, one in purples/pinks and one in blues/greens.
    I would really like to add a pieced border to the blue one but I'm struggling with coming up with a new idea. Here is the purple one (finished) and a mock up of an example pieced border for the blue one. I'm just not sure I like it. Advice or other border options would be appreciated.
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    I really love both of them! And I love the border on the blue one! And the pink/purple one is wonderful! Where did you find the pattern? I'm a cat person and these are great!!!

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    Beautiful, both of them!!!!!!

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    Both are great! Great quilt!
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    i love the cats.
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    I love them both. Where did you find the pattern?
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    This is a great pattern! Is the blue one from EQ? Did you make the pattern?
    I like the border on the blue, but the solid corner stones are bugging me. I think you should do a triangle in each corner stone so it connects them.

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    Really like these two quilts. I like the purple and pink, but absolutely love the blue. I have never seen them before. Would love to know where to get the pattern.

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    I like your look
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    Great quilts!

    Take a look at QuiltersCache .. they have some pieced border patterns
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataplai View Post
    This is a great pattern! Is the blue one from EQ? Did you make the pattern?
    I like the border on the blue, but the solid corner stones are bugging me. I think you should do a triangle in each corner stone so it connects them.
    I agree with the idea of a triangle to make the connection and I would add a plain border to isolate the ears from the border you draw here. Oh... and very nice quilts!!

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    don't normally like blue but really like this one. border is exc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bataplai View Post
    This is a great pattern! Is the blue one from EQ? Did you make the pattern?
    I like the border on the blue, but the solid corner stones are bugging me. I think you should do a triangle in each corner stone so it connects them.
    I agree. They are both beautiful quilts.
    Here's a link for Quilters Cache and this pattern would be good also and just use the "X" block for the corners minus the line on the outside triangle. http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CrossoversBorder.html

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    Very clever! I think both your borders look great!
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    Super cute! Go for it!
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    Awesome design! Go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    I agree. They are both beautiful quilts.
    Here's a link for Quilters Cache and this pattern would be good also and just use the "X" block for the corners minus the line on the outside triangle. http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CrossoversBorder.html
    This link might give a better idea as to how to do the corners using this border design.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/G/GardenMazeBlock.html
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    I once made a fish border around a cat quilt. It looked like a diamond and a half diamond in a row. Looked cute.

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    They are both just great, thanks for sharing your layout! So original! Just love them.

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    I really like that. Sometimes that pattern can look so busy, but you've included enough background that it lets the cats stand out. Nice job!
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    I really like the border on the blue one. It kind of reminds me of the movement in cat's tails. I'd go for it!
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    Thanks everyone for all the links and advice on the border options! I like the fish border idea a lot (I was originally thinking about mice, but I couldn't find an easy/quick basic pattern) and am also playing with connecting the corners as suggested.

    To everyone who asked, here is a link to the pdf of the original pattern, called Kool Kats Kwilt and made by Patti Carey.
    http://www.stitch-n-frame.net/images/koolkatskwilt_.pdf

    The blue one I did in EQ7, I will be happy to send out the PJ7 file to anyone interested.

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    I love both of them, but especially the blue one. Agree with a triangle on the corner blocks to bring them together.

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    Played around with the ideas proposed and now I have a couple great options! Its going to be tough to decide which one... although I'm leaning towards the fishies because I intend this quilt to go to a little girl who has leukemia.
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    Oh mon Dieu!!! (OMG in french) I think we have a winner!! Definetely the fishes. Too cool!! Good Job. Isn't EQ a fabulous software?

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