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Thread: 2nd border or not

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    Super Member Sunnie's Avatar
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    2nd border or not

    I'm trying to decide wheter to add the gold border or leave it off. The binding will be the green.
    Sometimes I will leave it lay out for a day or two and look at it from many angles as I go about my day, but I really would like to finish the top today so I can ship it out to the LAer. Plus that is one more UFO off the "books".
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    Sunnie, I like it with the gold border added. Your colors are stunning. Beautiful quilt!

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    I personally like to do every thing in odd numbers...I would go with only the green and I personally like my binding to match my last row of border.
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    I'm like you ... I'll leave these decisions in a conspicuous place to see it in different lights of the day.

    that said ... I like it with the 2nd gold border

    OR ... bind it in gold if you only use the single green border.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    From the images provided, I got an instant impression that it just popped with the addition of the gold border. That said, I don't know if I would like the green binding. It is lovely either way.

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    Well, I'm no help. Cause it looks good to me both ways.

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    There are so many ways you can go with this that would all look great. The gold could be narrower and then the green binding. You could do narrow borders of the blue, burgundy and then the gold with the green binding (which pulls the gold out further as it is more pronounced in the quilt than the blue and burgundy). You could also leave as is and use the gold as the binding instead of a border. Very nice quilt and coloring.

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    Just my opinion add the extra gold , but bind it in the same fabric.

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    Well, when I first looked at it, my eye was drawn to the center, with just the green border, but when I saw it with the gold, it drew me to the gold border more than to the center. I think I would have to look at it a few times too. I think I might like it with just the green border and then maybe binding it in the gold.

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    It looks great either way; just depends on whether the added size is important to you or not. If not, I'd stick with just the green.
    Here's something regarding borders that really rings true for me... "A multicolor quilt will appear to be whatever color the border is." If you want a "green" quilt, leave it with just the green, if you want a "gold" quilt, add the gold border.
    Last edited by azwendyg; 10-14-2012 at 08:07 AM.
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