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Thread: Design dilemma

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    I'm making a table top for a boat table. (Weird shape.) In the middle there is a mariner's compass. The material around the compass is a little too narrow to be inserted into the rest of the quilt. I can always add a thin border around with the same material - and then quilt just off the seam to accentuate the border - or not. Or I can make a border of a different material which would really accentuate the center compass. My inclination is to use the same material but I've never done that before. Does that work out OK? And if I do, should I quilt off the seam?
    Picture also shows some outside border materials I'm considering. Any thoughts on those?
    Thanks.
    PS: There will be star appliques on the 'night' section before I'm done - if you can imagine it.
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    beautiful design

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    I Would say the top one to bring in the center color...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lheartsl
    I Would say the top one to bring in the center color...
    Yeh. I'm leaning that way.

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    I personally like the lightest color for both, I'm not sure what else you're asking.

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    Just an idea for you to consider. What about the darker brown that is in the compass points as a narrow inner border and then the pink/salmon color that is the background for the compass as a wider outer border. I feel that would really frame it out beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant
    I personally like the lightest color for both, I'm not sure what else you're asking.
    I agree. It's neutral to both sides and does not throw the balance to either the warm or cool side...keeps the visual weight the same.

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    I love your design. I wouldn't use the teal...it's too far off the color scheme. I like the tan best. Overall I think you're right on!!

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    really nice! I like the darker brown that you used in the center. Do you have any of that left to make the border?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyL
    Just an idea for you to consider. What about the darker brown that is in the compass points as a narrow inner border and then the pink/salmon color that is the background for the compass as a wider outer border. I feel that would really frame it out beautifully.
    That sounds lovely and would really bring it together. Anyway, I would try to somehow incorporate the compass background fabric into the border.

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