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Thread: Top finished for our nephew- Need opinions please!

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    I just got this top finished for our nephew. I have been trying to decide if it needs another border, perhaps in a maroon or a burgundy. Its a good size as it is, he will be 9 yrs old in a few months.

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    I love it like it is, but would also look good with maroon border. very pretty!

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    It looks great! If it is big enough you could just bind it with the deep red colour, but 9 yr olds are still growing so making it bigger won't come amiss either.

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    No no no no no! Leave it as is. It's beautiful right now!

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    Oooooo! I like it. I think another border would be great. Do you have fabric similar in color to the red in the quilt. I love how you put sashing around each disappearing block and how each block is different. Gives it a nice clean, smooth look. You did a wonderful job with this quilt.

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    I don't think I have enough of a dark red to do another border but I am heading to the fabric store Monday to get the backing fabric and of course add to the stash so I will look.

    This was my first D9P and I am real pleased with how easy it was and how nice it came out. I still have 2 more to do, this time for girls and an applique quilt to finish. All that before Dec 6!

    Thanks for all the compliments and suggestions!

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    If it was mine, I would add the additional border.

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    An additional border in a darker color would be nice, though it is great as it is too!!!

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    IMAO I would add another contrast-border, although it looks great even without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    It looks great! If it is big enough you could just bind it with the deep red colour, but 9 yr olds are still growing so making it bigger won't come amiss either.
    I agree with this, being a mom to 3 boys lol
    It's a beautiful quilt either way!!! Great job :thumbup:

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    In the bottom of the first picture you can see what it would look like with a deep red/burgundy border around the green...and that looks just awesome! I think I would go with that. Overall, it's beautiful...love your fabric selection, colors, pattern, etc. He'll love this!

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    I think a maroon border would bring out the reds in the quilt, and it won't necessarily make it THAT much larger. Besides, as someone else said, he's still got a lot of growing to do before he finishes loving this quilt! I've been loving a twin size quilt my mother made me for over 30 years now - in fact, just last night I snuggled under it while watching Grey's Anatomy!

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    I would add another border, perhaps something darker.

    I love the fabric you chose. Holly Taylor is my favorite.
    This must be the moda Classics!

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    Well, you know how fast those 9 year olds can grow so I would go ahead and add another border...maybe even 2. A narrow light color and then the maroon. It is a very nice quilt. Looks really good for a boy!

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    I think the maroon or burgandy border would look awesome on this quilt. You did a fabulous job on it. He will love it.

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    I would go with a maroon border.

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    It is beautiful! I like the idea of another border in red/maroon too :D:D:D

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    I agree with the maroon border... your nephew will love it!

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    Tabby, nice boyish colored fabrics & the blocks are so nice. He's gonna love it.

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    Lucky boy. It's a great quilt just the way it is but when it comes to growing boys, bigger wouldn't hurt. I vote for the maroon border.

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    I would match up a bit with the red or maroon that is in the quilt squares...pull it together and also a bit bigger,, he is a growing boy.. Really like your quilt too..very nice choices!

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    It looks great as it is but I agree bigge ris better. Some of my children are so long they love their old twin quilts but complain the quilt is too short. They like to lift it and put it under their feet and still pull it up till around their ears.

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    Beautiful. I would add a border

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    What about a medium bown border? The burgandy may give it a Christmas look. You have med browns in the blocks. Just a suggestion.

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    I like it the way it is but would also look great with another border!

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