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

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    Wedding Quilt --"Sidewalks around the blocks"

    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?
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    I love, love it, and the wider border looks just right to me.

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    I love the quilt!!! My suggestion would be a narrower light border with a darker border on the outside. Just to hold it together. Just my opinion. Ann

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    I like a wide dark border (usually 6-8") so the quilter can do something fantastic in it. Peggy
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    Beautiful quilt!

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    I love the quilt, I agree with Peggy about border,

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    Very pretty quilt--agree with the suggestion about a dark outer border.

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    I think it's awesome! I like the wide border, but would bind it with the dark rust/brown color to finish it off.
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    Yes to the wider border

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    Beautiful quilt! The border doesn't look out of balance, if that's your concern...it looks great!
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    That's a very pretty top and I would keep the 5" border. It gives the top balance. IMHO, I think the larger blocks need the larger border. Love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.
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    Love your quilt top. Love the colors and the wide border. With that I think a dark outer border would look lovely also.
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    Gorgeous quilt!!!
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    Spectacular just the way it is!

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    Beautiful! Anyone would be lucky to get this quilt as a gift!

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    Beautiful the colors are gorgeous

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    It is beautiful!

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    I think it is a fantastic quilt. I agree that all it needs is a rust/brown binding. Your guilt is very pleasing to my syes...love the colors!

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    It's so beautiful. Border looks great the way it is. Love the pattern.
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    i love the 'sidewalks' because they make the rest of the block float on the quilt. it's terrific and the border is fine.
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    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.
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    that is a great job, I love it

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    What a very nice gift! I'm sure they will love it!
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    I agree beautfiul quilt

    Quote Originally Posted by krafty14 View Post
    I love the quilt!!! My suggestion would be a narrower light border with a darker border on the outside. Just to hold it together. Just my opinion. Ann

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    I love it. I have the pattern and have not done it yet but your is wonderful.
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