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Thread: Would you put a border on this?

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    Senior Member IngeMK's Avatar
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    Would you put a border on this?

    My niece is expecting and requested a quilt, how could I say no
    And since I bought a whole Fq pack, I made another one for my other great niece
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    I would, I think.
    I'd probably use a much darker aqua or red-orange as a narrow border (cut 1.75") against the blocks and then whatever else you wished for a bit wider border.

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    I would put a border on too. Aqua would look nice.

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    Border!!! It is a beautiful quilt!!!!!
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    I agree on the dark aqua--it would look great. This is going to be really cute.

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    I think a border would just enhance them, and they are lovely.
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    Senior Member IngeMK's Avatar
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    thanks for the replies!
    how wide of a border? these things are pretty big for babies already, 60" square. (niece requested that size). the squares are 7" unfinished....
    Here is a more close up pic. I didn't feel it at first, pink is not my thing, but now they are starting to grow on me
    The fabric is moda flirt
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    I don't think every quilt has to have a border, and if yours are already the size you want, then why add one? I think they're lovely as they are.

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    Hi

    I would put on a small thinner border dark to frame it and then what ever the width of your blocks another border
    a lighter shade... I hope we helped...

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    They are beautiful without, but a border would look good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I don't think every quilt has to have a border, and if yours are already the size you want, then why add one? I think they're lovely as they are.
    Totally agree!!!

    Let the binding (the deep orange?) frame it up, as a border would, and keep the eye focusing to the inner squares, and in particular your centre medallion.

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    its very pretty i think a dk border would be nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I don't think every quilt has to have a border, and if yours are already the size you want, then why add one? I think they're lovely as they are.
    I agree with dunster! I'd use the aqua/blue reads solid in the second quilt that matches the little birds as a binding on both of them. Love that fabric and the idea of using the center block/panel with simple squares around it. So pretty!

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    While I might be inclined to add a border to the top quilt, the second one looks very modern to me. Therefore I would bypass borders and skip right to the binding.

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    Borders aren't necessary. How about a contrasting flange between the quilt and the binding?
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    A border would frame it and show off the pretty patches!

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    Yes, border on both, they are sewww pretty!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I don't think every quilt has to have a border, and if yours are already the size you want, then why add one? I think they're lovely as they are.
    Totally agree!! I think a solid color binding in almost any of the colors in the quilt will frame it nicely. I'm kind of seeing the grey used as the inner border as the binding, but at the same time one of the brighter colors make it all pop.
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    I would definitely add a border. Very pretty quilts.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Because the quilts are already at the size she requested (60"), I would simply bind the quilts with one of the bright colors from the quilts.

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    I just did this same quilt with these fabrics !!! I love that line ! I am not using a boarder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP View Post
    I just did this same quilt with these fabrics !!! I love that line ! I am not using a boarder...
    Aw, would you please show a pic
    It would help me decide

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    I would if I had it, its at the LA shop !! I made if our first grandchild coming in July ....

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    Would add small red-orange color then 2 inch aqua. Lovely quilts.
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