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Thread: Salt Water Taffy quilt almost done

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    Super Member wraez's Avatar
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    Don't know why but I have been in a really great mood to quilt in the last couple of weeks and grateful for it. I haven't been making many quilts the last couple of years.

    I'm still trying to decide what kind of border to put on this one or to just go right to quilting it and bind it.

    any opinions on what might look best?

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA
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    I would use a dark blue or navy 1st border then make more of the blocks in the quilt and use them on the border. Bind with the sam material as the 1st border.

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    Beautiful, colourful quilt! I'd probably use a fairly wide navy blue border to frame it and then bind it in the hot pink. That would be the simplest way to finish it but the bright blocks probably don't need anything else.

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    Those are both great suggestions! I'll have to do an audition to see which might work best, based on what I have available in my stash.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    I'm thinking no binding. The colors are delightful and let the eye roam around the quilt. A dark border would just stop the eye from traveling. After all that's what the border is supposed to do isn't it? It stops our line of sight to direct us back. I'd leave it alone.

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    I love this quilt! Can't wait to see what you decide on the border/binding :D:D:D

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    I agree with a dark blue or even a purple border. I think it needs a border to give it a finished look. It is a beautiful, colorful quilt!! :thumbup: :D

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    I don't think it needs a border. Wow, you are making some beautiful quilts!! HUGS

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    A dark border would look best. I think all quilts need a border to frame the quilt center.
    Very pretty.

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    No suggestions, just wanted to say how pretty it is. The colors just pop and make you smile.

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    not sure I would use a border-love all the colors

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    not sure I would use a border-love all the colors

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    Sassy! Love it - all the colors really POP! Thanks for sharing!

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    I love this quilt! You could go wild and crazy and use a small black and white checkerboard (or black and white polka dot) border turned on the bias (I saw this once and it was cute). I said it would be wild and crazy!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:

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    I agree.. I would leave it alone.. no border just the binding.. its very pretty just like it is... unless you found something that had all those colors.. to keep it flowing... that would be the only way.. that I see. great job.

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    Beautiful! Love the colors, bright and cheery! Would look good with or without border to me!

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    Pretty!

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    Just a wild thought, but how about a small dark blue border, then use left-over fabric to make a piano key border. Then bind in dark blue.

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    Pls add mine to the votes for no border; looks great as is.

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    Oh my, I am NOT good at choices when there are more than 2, LOL ... kinda like 'what flavor ice cream do you want, we have 39 to choose from ' ... duh.

    I might just have to make more of these quilts and try all the suggestions! At least I have 3 daughters who would be happy to take one off my hands.

    Still thinking ....

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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