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Thread: Auditioning Borders - Opinions Welcome!

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    Auditioning Borders - Opinions Welcome!

    This is a D9P for a baby girl whose Mom requested "bright & cheerful & graphic". Just finished putting on the polka-dot stop border and now I'm totally stuck. Can't decide between the hot pink tone on tone dots, the pink floral, the stripe or the multi-color ethnic print. And if none of them are right, please say so!
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    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    It seems that the pink ones don't pick up color from the body as well as the bottom one.

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    I like the stripe border best!

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    I like the bottom one - the two pink ones are too pink, and the dark stripe is attractive but a bit heavy for the airiness of the quilt itself.

    Lovely quilt - I particularly like the swirly background fabric...which would also make a good border.

    Alison

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    I vote for the tone-on-tone pink. Keeps the eye on the piecing. May not be so matchy-matchy but it works for me.

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    sorry, but i don't care for any of them. to me, your red squares [at least they look red on my computer] jump out at me. so i would choose a quieter border in the red.
    Nancy in western NY

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    I like the top one! Not sure were much help! Lol good luck! Shell love which ever you choose!!

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    I like the look of the almost solid pink but would like it better in orange or red.

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    Okay just to confuse you more How about the pink tone on tone for the ends & the top pink/orange for the sides?

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    actually I do not like any of the ones you are showing. I maybe agree with "alisonquilts" that the background fabric might look nice. What is the color of the nursery? or what color does the mothher like. How about a aqua blue or maybe a yellow. the main color that I see is the orange but that maybe alright if it fits in the nursery.
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