OK ladies and gentlemen I've been saving fabric for a long time...I got to this point just can't decide how to finish....a big border 2 smaller????Any ideas welcome Thank you so much....Purple is my favorite color to work with
It's a beautiful piece! Love the colors...I think 2 smaller, But with one wider than the other would look really nice and stay with the nice detail of the quilt.....good luck and don't forget to post a finished piece....
I just made one of these for my friend. I drew border and corner blocks myself and then cpied as many as I needed. I love purple- looks pretty!
WOW! This is incredibly beautiful! For sure you don't want your border to detract from the heart of the quilt... not sure what to advise... all I can say is to keep trying different fabrics up against what you have finished and surely an great idea will emerge.
Put it aside until it does tho...
Absolutely beautiful! I too love purple. I usually use a 3" max (sometimes less) boarder with cornerstones in a non-dominant color from the quilt. Then frame the quilt with a binding in a darker version of something I used in the quilt. For this I personally would pull a pail purple or periwinkle as the boarder with a pail pink cornerstone and use a dark lavender with possibly some wisps of dark pink as the binding. TEMA61 is right though, put it up against several fabrics till one inspires you.
P.S. - Loving the quilt marydan, Beautiful! :)
I would use plain borders so you don't confuse the inner pattern or detract from all of that intricate piecing you've done... First border about 3 inch in the pinkish lavender and then a wide purple border.. maybe two different shades of purple depending on how large you want to go with this quilt.. It's beautiful..
I like the quilt as it is. Why not put a binding on that you pull to the back of the quilt and just let it be the way it is....unless you have to have it be a different size. Sometimes I find I can't figure out what to do when it really is finished.