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Thread: Wedding Quilt --"Sidewalks around the blocks"

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    I think your quilt is beautiful, and the 5" border looks fine to me. It will be pretty no matter which way you go with it, but personally, I wouldn't change it

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    I think it is gorgeous!
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    It looks just like it should be. I think the wider border brings it all together. Great job.
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    [What is the name of the pattern and where can I find it? JennyQUOTE=moreland;5324671]I just finished this top for my youngest daughter's wedding gift. She and her fiance saw the fabrics in my grandson's grad quilt and fell in love with them. I was glad the LQS still had them in stock! It is not truly a "thinking outside the block" because the "blocks" have sidewalks :>. It is not what I had envisioned but several have said it is fine as it is. I hope the kids think so, too.
    Right now the border is 5 inches wide. I'm contemplating making it a bit narrower. What do you all think?[/QUOTE]

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    It's a wonderful quilt. I prefer your sized border rather than skinny and would bind with the darker red fabric to tie it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners View Post
    That is one fine quilt. I'd make the border a little narrower and add a third border to match the first. Just one of my rituals. I like the way that looks, but if you don't then what you have is fine. I would though use the dark fabric as the binding.
    Yes, I do plan a darker binding. I showed the top to the couple yesterday and they seemed very happy with it.

    For those who asked, I believe a pattern is available. It is called "thinking outside the box" however, since you simply used the same block over and over, it is pretty easy to look at a picture and figure the quilt out.
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    I agree with Helen, leave the border as is and use a darker fabric to bind.

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    Beautiful quilt! I agree with the wide border, too!
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    Love it just the way it is, but would use a darker fabric (maybe the sashing fabric) for binding to finish off the quilt. They will love the quilt! Modern enough for the younger folks...

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    Just beautiful the way it is!
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    I like the wide border; maybe even make it wider with darker color on the outside since the inside top is so dramatic. Good job, by the way.

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    Me too, great job.

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    Great quilt-love the colours.
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    love u`r top and the colors or allsome but have 2 agrea dark border

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    This is a wonderful quitl. I love it.

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    This is so very, very sharp!!!! Borderwise, what you've chosen looks great. My personal preference is generally to end the borders with a darkish one like your paisley or the deep red after the light one but there is not one single thing wrong with ending it where it is!!! Your finished size is a consideration as well. I love your colors and fabrics and the way it 'grows' from the center!
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    It looks great to me

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    It's so pretty. I'm too new to offer advice on borders but I just love this quilt. Another graphic type quilt. I'd love to see it in black, white, and gray. I'm keeping a picture for my ideas file. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow great job...love the colors...I would agree that a small light border then a darker wider border to frame it and make the center the focus...but either way, it will be a beauty when your finished...
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    I love your quilt! I can see why your kids fell in love with the fabrics! Nice work. I like the idea of a dark border but if this one is stitched on leave it be. Do you have fabric for a dark one. Either way it is a lovely quilt!

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    I think the sidewalks give it a lovely, lacey look. I love the colors. It's a beautiful quilt. If it would still be large enough, I would eliminate the light border. If you need to make it bigger, you could decrease the size of the light border and add a darker border to it.
    Last edited by JoanneS; 06-30-2012 at 02:19 PM.

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    It looks great to me.

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    Just gorgeous, great job and thank you for sharing. She is going to love it, what a treasure.
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    Just so very pretty.

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    Beautiful quilt. I would definitely bind it in the darker color if you don't change the border. The border looks great to me. You did a fantastic job on this quilt.

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