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Thread: Scrap bin almost empty..

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    Super Member aneternalpoet's Avatar
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    I feel good.. sort of.. My scrap bin of odds and ends is almost empty, thanks to this small section of this Fun with Bricks quilt pattern I am starting.. so many scraps to cut, and sew .. but its worth knowing I will be able to empty out my bin by tomorrow.. I am making this into a queen sized quilt I think ( maybe just a full if I get tired of cutting :shock: ).. what do you guys think for a border for someone whose not all that great at that part of quilting yet? any colors pop out at you?
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    Ooooh, it's soo pretty! :) I don't have any suggestions for border as I'm new to this whole thing - just wanted to drop in and say it looks lovely! :)

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    I love your scrappy!!! So pretty! I think a dark blue or black border would look awesome!!

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    This is nice. Maybe a red border. There sre so many wonderful colors to choose from. maybe try different colors and see which one you like the best.

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    I might go with a white border!

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    i am cutting scraps now.. getting that scrapp drawer emptied and refilled with fabric of a bigger size...lol
    this one is beautiful... i think what i like about it is the white.. breaks up the color sq.

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    It is great..I love the feeling of using scraps and emptying my bin...but it never happens..I create more than I use. As far as a border it is going to depend on if you are a warm or cool color person as far as what you will like..I am a warm color person..so I say go RED! BUt cool color person is going to prefer nice...soothing blue...

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    thanks.. I am already tired of cuttin strips , haha, but its fun to see the randomness of the colors, and such.. I just need to find more scraps if there are any hidden in my other bins, as I dont want to cut into yardage that I am short on.. Thanks for the encouragement!

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    i am probably more like you, but I love the color purple, but not sure that would fit this quilt project.. who knows, I might be able to find more scraps I have hidden somewhere, and put more into it.. thanks for the encouraging comment.. ( and your name is so unique. Love the sound of charismah..( probably missspelled it since its not in front of me now , sorry ).

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    The red is just calling to me. I would go with red.

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    I would go with a small white border then I would find a print that had many colors in it. Just my opinion.

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    I think a dark blue with some purple in it would be nice.

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    Cute quilt, I would go with a three different pieces from thin to thicker. Red, white and black. May not be in that order but make the border closest to the quilt thinner than the other two. do a gratuated witdth of strips. Can't wait to see the finished quilt! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I would go with red are dark blue, It looks good. Please post when done.

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    I love the quilt! It really looks great, nice and scrappy! If this were mine I would put a 1 inch dark blue border to frame it then a nice 3 inch dark red/burgandy or green outer border.

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    Love your scrappy quilt. Where did you purchase Fun with Bricks pattern?

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    it is free on www.quiltville.com.. a great scrappy quilting site!

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    How about a small red inner border and a piano key outer border, using up more of your scraps.

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    Lovely quilt top, I always think blues are restful if it is for a bed.

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    It is wonderful. I like the white to break it up too. Good luck with seing the bottom of your scrap draw.

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    I think red or blue also!!

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    I would do a thinner white border followed by a blue. It's very nice! Great job!

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    An empty scrap bin.....NO WAY! (It won't last long, believe me).

    Don't know about the border, so many colors stand out.

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    I think any border in red or black would be great. Love your quilt.
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    poet, your scrappy quilt is indeed lovely.. on your border, instantly i see red-torquise and white, either of these color would or use both.. or a white border w/ a vine and purple flowers, huh???? i just might have to try one of these as a "end & begining quilt.. molly

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