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Thread: 2nd border or not

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    2nd border or not

    I'm trying to decide wheter to add the gold border or leave it off. The binding will be the green.
    Sometimes I will leave it lay out for a day or two and look at it from many angles as I go about my day, but I really would like to finish the top today so I can ship it out to the LAer. Plus that is one more UFO off the "books".
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    Sunnie, I like it with the gold border added. Your colors are stunning. Beautiful quilt!

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    I personally like to do every thing in odd numbers...I would go with only the green and I personally like my binding to match my last row of border.
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    I'm like you ... I'll leave these decisions in a conspicuous place to see it in different lights of the day.

    that said ... I like it with the 2nd gold border

    OR ... bind it in gold if you only use the single green border.
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    From the images provided, I got an instant impression that it just popped with the addition of the gold border. That said, I don't know if I would like the green binding. It is lovely either way.

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    Well, I'm no help. Cause it looks good to me both ways.

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    There are so many ways you can go with this that would all look great. The gold could be narrower and then the green binding. You could do narrow borders of the blue, burgundy and then the gold with the green binding (which pulls the gold out further as it is more pronounced in the quilt than the blue and burgundy). You could also leave as is and use the gold as the binding instead of a border. Very nice quilt and coloring.

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    Just my opinion add the extra gold , but bind it in the same fabric.

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    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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    It looks great either way; just depends on whether the added size is important to you or not. If not, I'd stick with just the green.
    Here's something regarding borders that really rings true for me... "A multicolor quilt will appear to be whatever color the border is." If you want a "green" quilt, leave it with just the green, if you want a "gold" quilt, add the gold border.
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    I really like the gold border. It would also make the quilt larger, more useful if you want it to be a lap quilt. But if you want to make it a wall quilt (and it's certainly pretty enough to go on the wall), smaller might be better.

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    Wow! It's beautiful either way, but I like the idea of just the green with a gold binding.

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    I like it with just the green
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    Unless you are wanting the quilt larger, I would not add the gold border. Personally, I always prefer a darker border...kind of like the frame on a picture. Your quilt though, so whatever you prefer is what really counts.

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    I like the outside gold border, but then I would also bind it in the last border colour as well. It is a beautiful quilt top.

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    I like the gold... it seems to brighten/warm up the quilt. I have a hard time with deciding borders too... good idea to post pics, get some input and then let it sit for awhile. I almost always lay out my blocks, rearrange, then let them rest at least overnight. My DD used to be a great help as she has an eye for color but now she's away at college.

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    Very pretty quilt!
    I think the gold border makes the gold sashing stand out, whereas the green border makes the blocks stand out. I would bind it to match whatever you choose for the last border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    Here's something regarding borders that really rings true for me... "A multicolor quilt will appear to be whatever color the border is." If you want a "green" quilt, leave it with just the green, if you want a "gold" quilt, add the gold border.
    That's very interesting. I will have to remember it in the future when planning borders.
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    i like the gold border, but would make it closer to the size of the sashing
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    I like the green better. Maybe because I'm partial to green.

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    I like it both ways. Do you already have the binding cut from the green? If not I would add the gold and bind it in the same gold. Whatever you choose it will be gorgeous.
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    Both look great -- it depends on how large you want the quilt and what color you want the quilt to show most.
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    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.

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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 agree and was going to post something similar. The first picture with the green border showed a beautiful green quilt and your blocks stood out.
    The second photo turned it into a gold quilt and the sashing became the prominent feature, and you lost the blocks.

    Quite honestly if you are set on a larger size, I would pull one of darker colours from your blocks for a second border, but it really doesn't need it. Just the green is perfect.
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    Oh i love seeing the gold added. beautiful!!!

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