Border for Jelly Roll Quilt!!! Help!!

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Renee posted on Mon, Dec 26 2011 9:34 AM

Hello Ladies,

I am working on a birthday present today and I need to put borders on it.  It is a jelly roll quilt.  Here are the options I have come up with.  The backing fabric is the Mickey Mouse, which I will have to piece, I am thinking black.  Then bind in black.  Hope this is not too many pics.

I appreciate any and all suggestions.

 

 

 

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Beautiful colors,

I vote for the solid hot pink as well! It makes it go POW!

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Renee:

Hello Ladies,

I appreciate any and all suggestions.

  

 

I like these two best or just a pink binding with no borders would look good too.

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The hot pink looks great. I would use it and leave out the black as there isn't any within the jelly roll fabrics. Looks great though..some little birthday girl will love it!

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Renee replied on Mon, Dec 26 2011 2:24 PM

Georgia,

Thanks for the suggestion.  I will revisit this option once I get a final measurement on the quilt top.

Once I have the final measurements, then I will know how much I have to add to the backing to make it fit.

 

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Renee replied on Mon, Dec 26 2011 3:17 PM

Richard,

Thanks for the suggestion, I kind of like this.

Here is Quilt Daddy's idea

 

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I love the black but I would just do a narrow inner border with the black and then a wider pink border. 

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Yes, I agree with Jeanine, the black could be very narrow, almost a flange size, like 1/2 inch so it doesn't overwhelm the border lines. Neat quilt!

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gini replied on Mon, Dec 26 2011 4:55 PM

the black looks good, but no bigger than 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide

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Nana replied on Mon, Dec 26 2011 4:57 PM

Renee

I prefer the narrow yellow and then the dark pink.  Pretty quilt.

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Nana replied on Mon, Dec 26 2011 5:00 PM

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If you use the black I would go with a narrow inner border and a wide pink border.  I really like the black as a frame.

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Renee;  I like that pink with the mickey mouse on it.  It is very pretty.

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Thea replied on Tue, Dec 27 2011 9:58 AM

I think I would leave the black off - as someone else said there isn't any in the quilt and it doesn't hit my I like that meter - I would use just the hot pink as one border and then maybe the green for the binding.  It is a simple quilt that does not need a complicated border.

 

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Robin replied on Tue, Dec 27 2011 10:01 AM

Got to go with Nana on this one,

I think it needs the yellow.  But if you wanted a darker color about the darker green.

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Renee replied on Tue, Dec 27 2011 10:29 AM

Thank you all for your suggestions, it has been helpful and now I still have to make a decision.

Here are the factors:

1. The backing fabric (Mickey)  will have to be pieced. I have an abundance of black in my stash which makes this the perfect choice to use for piecing the back. In addition this is one of the colors in the backing fabric.

2. The question which I understand is a matter of personal choice and style, should the borders coordinate with the top of the quilt, the backing or both?

3.  I have limited amounts of the pink, yellow and the mint green, so if use any one of these for the border,  the remaining colors would be (not sure if I have enough) used to bind the quilt.  Multi colored binding.

So having said all that, it appears I have to decide what to do with this quilt.LOL

 

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