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Monday, July 11, 2011

BWGP, part 2

I had great fun making stars from the square-in-square blocks (see my previous post).

Does anyone have advice about what to use for the border?
* Had I made all the cornerstones lime green then a purple border would be ideal, but I am not inclined to rip out and rework all the sashing!
*A white-on-white border would emphasize the modern/contemporary effect I want.
*A piano key or braid border would be way too busy.
*A black/white or white/black border will overpower the stars, I think.
* Purple is the recipient's favorite color.  This pictured purple fabric is the one that I have in sufficient quantity for a border.

19 comments:

  1. I like the purple border. It doesn't matter that some of the cornerstones are purple and some are green. They are small! The purple border frames the quilt nicely.

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  2. I agree with katie. You might do a 'Sara" strip of the green, or black if you feel it needs the separation. Love it!!! N-i-N

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  3. How about a small white border, the same size as the sashing and then a larger purple border. The small corner stones will float between the blocks and the purple border.

    what ever you decide, it will be a great qult.

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  4. I think you've done a fantastic job with these blocks. I would do a purple border and not worry about the cornerstones. But, if it bothers you, do a small inner border of white, then the larger purple border. It's going to be a stunner :)

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  5. No advice, just wanted to say that it is gorgeous.

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  6. A very thin inner border in an accent color of your choice will seperate the purple outer border from the cornerstones. It is a beautiful quilt. Cathy in TN

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  7. The purple border gives a great sense of definition and impact, while the white border looks wimpy and wishy-washy.I also always worry about big white borders may show dirt or stains in the future. The quilt looks marvelous! Vic in NH

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  8. I've always been afraid to do a lighter colored border, but on one of my quilts that was the only thing that really worked and it turned out well when quilted, in fact very well especially when I bound it with a darker color.

    Whichever one you chose will look so much better when quilted. But, since you said the recipient really likes purple, since it is for someone else--that may be the choice vote getter! It's a beautiful quilt and will be stunning when complete which ever way you go. Can't wait to see what you do. (You'll probably change your mind at least 50 times!)

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  9. I definitely like the purple border better. I know nothing about quilting, but hopefully going to change since I finally bought a machine of my own!!

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  10. The purple makes a beautiful border, the white I took for your design wall - it does nothing for your beautiful quilt. Don't worry about the cornerstones, use that beautiful purple!

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  11. It is very pretty! I like the purple, but maybe smaller. How about a small green border, and then purple.

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  12. I enjoy making borders. The white is not so great. I would use purple but include some shape in the purple that is found in the quilt. For simplicity, maybe a narrow strip IN the purple, the strip being the same size as the cornerstones?

    But my FIRST thought was squares on point, beteen purple -- kinda a lot of work, and you might need more fabric! 8-)) It's such a pretty quilt - I'll be watching to see whatever you choose, and I know it will be lovely!

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  13. Nann, really like the purple border but think it might be a bit overpowering, so maybe "Sarah" strip of green, then white and bind it with the purple...or Sarah purple and bind it with green.

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  14. I like the floating look, plus I adore that chicken wire fabric, so I have to vote for it! With purple for the binding...That will define the edge and it won't be wimpy! No it will not! It will be nice and fresh and beeeauuutiful!

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  15. I like the purple border, but I'd add an narrow black border before the purple to divide it from the cornerstones, and bind in black. Someone had to add a contrary opinion, might as well be me ;-)

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  16. This is beautiful quilt. The purple sets it off nicely, but I would bind it in green scraps.

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  17. Great job!! The blocks turned out awesome! The border looks a little overpowering to me - because it's a solid fabric, maybe? Break it up? a thin border in the center. 9 patches on diagonal with the solid as the sides? Or use the solid for the back and a large floral for the border? Just MHO - I'm a scrap quilter - so the more the merrier with me! The couple are going to love it!! doni @ Oregon coast

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  18. Definitely the purple border. Don't forget, the borders will most likely hang off the sides of the bed, so they will not overpower the top. I would also put cornerstones cornerblocks?) in the border. No idea what binding to use though...

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