Suggestions for Border, Please...re: Log Cabin Table Runner

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by speckledhen, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Whipped up this scrappy table runner over the last couple days. Can't decide on what color border, though. What do you think? The blocks are 8" blocks so it's about 40" long already.

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  2. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    Wow very pretty!!!
     
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is beautiful!! I think I would go with a very dark green or very dark red border. The quilt/table runner itself it so beautiful that it doesn't need a fancy border to distract from it.
    I made a quilt called "Cardinals in the Cabin" once from an old McCalls (I think) Quilt Magazine Pattern that had similar red and green log cabin blocks and I used a dark red border on that one I believe. Nice job on yours.
     
  4. goldenluver

    goldenluver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think an thin tan strip around to create a seperation from the green and maroon, then a maroon wider border around that.
     
  5. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I would either use the red from the center blocks or a thin black border to "frame" it and pick up the black in the prints.

    Very lovely table runner Cynthia!!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, Kat, good idea! Thanks goldenluver and flgardengirl. I'll do a thin black border to "contain" the center, then a 2" or 3" border of dark red/maroon! Thanks! You guys always have the best suggestions. Even when I don't necessarily take one of yours, just brainstorming here gets my mind focused on the best course of action.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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    Top completed. I didn't do the red border mainly because I don't think I have enough of the right red, but I'll check and see if I can find some in my stash.
     

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