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Thread: 2nd border or not

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    I like the gold border. It seems to stand out more. Just my humble opinion.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Well, it just looks totally complete with the gold added. I love it. It is beautiful.

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    I prefer just the green border as my eye goes to your blocks. I found the added gold border was too shocking and bright for my taste and all I saw was gold and not your nice blocks.

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    I like just the green border...but, what do I know?

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    Very pretty. LOVE the colors. I like the green for the border without the gold.

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    I guess it depends on how big you want the quilt. It looks good with just the green but if you want it bigger go for the gold. Either way it is going to be lovely.

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    It is a beautiful quilt, I really like the gold border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    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.
    This is what I think too.

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    Someone said that they liked things in odd numbers - so do I, but I see a gold inner sash (1), the green border(2), and the gold outside border (3)...

    I'd then bind it in gold, also. Looks like this isn't much help, huh???
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    I think the gold made it stand out more. I liked it with the green because I like green but then the gold and it just made it for me. Ssue

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    We're a lot of help, right? I personally like my quilts to end up with a dark edge. Whether that edge is a dark border or a dark binding doesn't much matter.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I would cut the gold border down a bit if I used it. And then I would use the gold for the binding too, not go back to the green. If I left the gold off I would bind in green. JMHO
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    Very pretty. I think the gold border to finish is too much. I notice you have considerable amount of blue, had you thought of a blue border and binding in green?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    If it were my quilt, I wouldn't add the gold border.
    When I opened the thread and just saw the first picture, my eyes went immediately to all of your blocks.
    The green border really framed them nicely and made them the focus of the top. POP!

    When I scrolled down and the 2nd picture came in view, ALL I saw was that gold border.
    Totally stole the limelight from the blocks.

    But that's just me.
    I quit reading posts once I saw this reply. These are my thoughts exactly.

    There sure is a split between the green/gold votes. They are so evenly split that I don't think it would sway me one way or the other. Best wishes on making your decision and please share the quilt with us when done!

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    I like the gold border. Very nice quilt. Love the colors.
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    I like just the green border, but would bind with the gold.

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    I did decide to go with the green only as Judythesewer and Luv Quilts & Cats swayed me. Once I backed away from the quilt the blocks really do stand out with only the green and since that is where all the "hard" work is I want it to show.
    Thanks for all your thoughts and suggestions.
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    Just the green with green binding, is more pleasing to my eyes
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    what she said

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    It is nice either way but I am glad you went with the green border only. It is much more stunning that way.

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    I like your decision. I would have done the same.
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    Gold border yes, green binding no. Bind with the gold, beautiful BTW
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    Either way looks good to me. For me it would depend on if I wanted gold to be the main focus----depending on the rest of the room. The green outer border gives it a more generic color look.
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    I found that as well - but a lovely quilt and love your colour choice


    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    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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    Oh just seen you have chosen to go with just the green - that will teach me to read all the posts!!!!

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