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Thread: I can't decide on a Spring Fling border

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    I can't decide on a Spring Fling border

    I am almost done piecing my Spring Fling quilt. The pattern was in the Feb 2012 Quilter's World magazine
    I have to admit that I changed the cornerstone blocks that were included. I didn't like the little eggs and I found a 3" chick online that I liked better so that's what I ended up making for the cornerstones...

    Anyhooo...
    I'm having a hard time picking my border fabric... option 1 with the bright purple, yellow and blue flowers or option 2 with the ladybugs?

    What do you guys think?
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    I like the second one best. The first one seems to pull your eye to it instead of the main body of the quilt.
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    I'm sorry I don't like either border with tha lovely quilt. I would suggest something in a solid that will take your eye back to your blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo View Post
    I'm sorry I don't like either border with tha lovely quilt. I would suggest something in a solid that will take your eye back to your blocks.
    I agree totally, maybe bring it to quilt store and lay it on multiple fabrics to see what you like best, difinately stay away from busy fabrics. Solids or a tone on tone I think would look best, again that is my opinion.

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    I think both those are to busy. I'd probably look for something plainer

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    it looks like everyone is against both of your options... do you have a 3rd somewhere you could pull out?? I would not want to distract from all the work you have done by a border that does not do it justice

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    I agree, these 2 choices don't do anything for your beautiful blocks!
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    Exactly what I was thinking!!!

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    I actually like both of my choices.
    I do not think it detracts from my blocks note do I think they are too busy. I think they are happy and cheerful.
    I do not wish to use a boring fabric. I want to use something
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    I will decide on my own.

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    I personally like the first option because it pops like the blocks do as far as color.

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