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Monday, January 19, 2009

BORDERS, BORDERS EVERYWHERE

With the top of the Quilters Trail being finished,, now I have to decided how I'm going to do the borders. I just don't like the top then the main border,, I always like to have something (!) to define the stopping of the quilt and the start of the border...

The kit came with the flowered fabric for the border. The directions say to make a 6 inch border, no inner borderDSC02249... aaahhh I think it needs something else.

OK, here is the quilt again ( just to refresh your memory and you don't have to scroll down the page ( giggle ))DSC02241 The kit came with this floral fabric for the border and the blue for the bindingDSC02247 This is good,,, I like these two. But the binding blue is a little bright to be used in the border. The red fabric on the right is 7 inches wide x 42 that I have left from the quilt and this is all there is -- I'm thinking ... ( ouch! it's late and I don't want to think too much ) I measured the quilt edges and there is JUST enough to get around - JUST enough.

Here are my choices for borders... of course the floral will be the big one, and I might still go 6 inches wide or not - depends on how it frames the top..... I also think that I would like to work the red in, but since I only have 7 inches wide, it will have to be 1 inch strips, which mean just 1/2 inch finished,, that could be ok. Then I have a cream and a batik blue that will fit in nicely.
DSC02250 DSC02252
DSC02253 DSC02256
DSC02254
I know these pictures are small but you can click on them to see better...

So, wise reader,,, what should I do??


5 comments:

swooze said...

How about red, white, red to echo the top?

Gina said...

I like the navy blue next to the quilt and the floral so how about blue, red, blue and then the floral.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Babs Schmidt said...

I'd do the last picture.

I like the quilt!

tirane93 said...

dang, babs beat me to it! i like the look of the red next to the blocks followed by the navy, cream, and floral just like you have it in the bottom pic too. lots of work, but it'd be real pretty!

swooze said...

And I meant the above to mean between the top and the floral border.

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