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    Applique Angel

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    Default Need help choosing a border

    Hi all
    I have here a very busy Katies Quilt ..
    I have put a 2 inch red border round and want to add another border to make it look framed but i am stuck for ideas .. I scared to put a pattern fabric because the main part is so busy but cannot decide on what colour to make the last border , which will probably be approx 6inch ..
    Any ideas will be gratefully received
    Hugggssss Mindy xx
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    I really like the dark red (burgundy) that you have in your little triangles but if you are already doing a red border that might not work. Are you opposed to white?

    Your quilt is beautiful...so many colors to pick from but I think I agree with you that a patterned one would be too much.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    black or grey
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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    What about a dark red subtle pattern like a Moda Marbles or a Jinny Beyer coordinate? You wouldn't really be introducing another color, but a deeper shade of the same color. I like red so it would work for me. Don't know if it would work for you.

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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    I'd use the same fabric you used on the points of the stars. It looks great by the way!!!
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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    How about a yellow or gold to draw those out? Black or white are always good too....It's beautiful! Great job!

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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    I thought about putting a large white border on it after the small red border and then maybe bind it in red ? Then i can quilt a daisy like design into the large white border .. But i also like the suggestion of a grey border also .. Oh decisions decisions ..
    Mindy
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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    I would use the same color as the main background fabric as my outside border and then bind in your red, like you said.
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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    I'm kind of a borderless person, I think I'd make sure the backing and batting was out far enough so not to cut your side blocks off and maybe cut your binding a bit wider, in one of the darker red or maroon colors in your quilt. Nice job on the quilt! Let it shine!

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    Default Re: Need help choosing a border

    I would you the white that looks like the main body of the quilt and then bind it with the red. Looks beautiful!

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