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Thread: design question - help me choose border order :-)

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    Senior Member qbquilts's Avatar
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    design question - help me choose border order :-)

    I think I am going to make a wallhanging (about 40" square) to enter a challenge contest in a show not too far from where I live. The challenge is to depict a book or scene from a book in a quilt (wallhanging to bed size). I am planning on doing an applique center with several borders. The applique will depict my favorite passage from the story. The first border will be a plain thin border of a contrasting color to the applique and the third border will be a plain thin cream border. I'm having trouble deciding which I should do for the 2nd & 4th borders. One will be QST made from charm packs, so it will finish at 3 1/2". The other will probably finish at 4" and will be bricks of tot/solids that coordinate with the QST & the applique on which I'll embroider some phrases from the passage I'm depicting. Can you help me decide? I'm including a simple graphic that shows the two designs.
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    I like the one on the left. To me it Frames the center as well as the Words Border! Great idea. Good luck! Luann in CT
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    I like the one on the left also. It's unique!
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    I also like the one from the left.

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    The one one the left shows the wording better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafterrn1 View Post
    I like the one on the left. To me it Frames the center as well as the Words Border! Great idea. Good luck! Luann in CT
    ditto here
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    I love the one on the left!
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    And another vote for the left.
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    thanks everyone - I'll start making the QST tonight and pull fabrics for the other borders & applique and see what I need to buy to make it go together :-)

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