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Linda P
« on: August 11, 2013 07:08:56 PM »

I am in the process of making this for my 17 year old daughter.  I created the pattern.. but I am stuck on what to border it.  I was thinking chevron, but it may be a nightmare to keep straight!  All thoughts are welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013 07:48:24 PM »

I would probably border it in solid yellow, solid gray, or skip the border altogether. Is that appliqued?
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013 02:58:16 AM »

It is appliqu. I was worried it would be too much yellow.  Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013 10:53:04 AM »

Gray would be nice then! Or maybe an unobtrusive print..gray dots or something?
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013 03:11:22 PM »

That is so cute!  Does she know about it or is it a surprise?

I'm probably too late, but I'll still throw in my two cents.  Wink  The center is so graphic that I think a pieced border will compete too much with it.  I would stick with either solids or something that reads solid (tie/hand dye, tone on tone print, etc).  I would do two or three strips, and if you want to add another color royal blue or red would be nice.  I'd only do a 1" or 1.5" strip so that it's just an accent, but some people don't like strong accents like that.  If you have a couple of solid borders you can do the binding in a print or stripe, and since it's not right next to the center squares they won't fight.

Looking forward to seeing whatever you choose!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013 01:39:53 PM »

Did you pick a color for the border?  I'm casting my vote for gray so it doesn't compete with the inside for attention.  I can't wait to see it once it's done!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013 01:41:52 PM »

That is adorable!  My vote would be a solid color, perhaps a royal blue?  It could even been a more 'mottled' blender type fabric, but a dark blue would be pretty and make the batmans pop even more
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013 08:07:59 AM »

Thanks for all the replies!  I went with a houndstooth!  My daughter does know about it, it was not a surprise.  It is at the shop being quilted, hopefully today.  It was supposed to be done on Wednesday, but she got behind. 
I have been working on a much simpler quilt, but due to a unfortunate quilting accident with the rotary cutter, I have slowed way down on it!  (Those suckers cut quick and deep!)  I will post a finished photo once I pick it up. 
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