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Thread: Print or solid border?

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    Just finished a UFO and want to make it a bit bigger so it fits on a full sized bed. Have enough of the blue and yellow floral print for borders and binding but it looks kind of busy to go with all the scrappy 9 patch blocks. Do you think of medium blue solid or reads like a solid would look better?

    Photo isn't too good, didn't have anyone around to hold it up for me while I took the photo, but you get the idea. May in Jersey

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    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    I agree, it looks great!

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    The print looks great with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    Same here. As long as it has a bit of a break between the floral and the top, it looks great.

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    I agree.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by incoming2me
    The print looks great with it!
    I agree, but have you tried it with a solid color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    I heartily agree about the borders and it looks great.

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    I love the blue flowers with the rest. but as someone above said try it with a skinny yellow between the blocks and the flower border

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    Another option is to use one of the darker blues from the blocks to make a 2 inch inner border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical
    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    I heartily agree about the borders and it looks great.
    Ditto here. And yellow binding.

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    I agree with the rest of the ladies. A small border of yellow and then a larger border of the floral. It is going to be really pretty when you get it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    I agree with Kas too :) :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    I think this is a good idea. I love your border fabric (I just happen to have some of it!) :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    Yep, that works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    I agree, beautiful quilt

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    I agree with the others. Small yellow border then the wider print border. It's beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    Me, too. LOVE that blue!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    Agree! Your quilt will be SO pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiescraftshop
    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I would use that as the outer border with a skinny yellow inner border. It looks great!
    I agree, it looks great!
    I also agree.

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    looks great as is or you can go with a navy border

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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey
    Just finished a UFO and want to make it a bit bigger so it fits on a full sized bed. Have enough of the blue and yellow floral print for borders and binding but it looks kind of busy to go with all the scrappy 9 patch blocks. Do you think of medium blue solid or reads like a solid would look better?
    Beautiful quilt. I would use a dark narrow border like navy and then the floral border. The eye needs to rest thus why I suggest the narrow navy border.

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    Print!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cctx.
    Quote Originally Posted by incoming2me
    The print looks great with it!
    I agree, but have you tried it with a solid color?
    Haven't tried it with a solid border because I don't have any in my stash right now. Since I'm on the No Buy kick I need to use what I have in my stash. Hey, wait a minute - according to No Buy rules borders are OK purchases. Maybe a quick ride to the LQS is in order this weekend.

    Thanks quilters for your advice, you gals have opened my eyes to several possibilities. May in Jersey

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    May, I love your colors!! And I agree with the others :D:D

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