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Thread: Auditioning Borders - Opinions Welcome!

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    I like the bottom fabric best.
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    I like the pink one on the left, but the same red as the red squares would look good

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    For me, I'd choose the pink polka dot or the multi-color pink.

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    I too like these discussions as I learn so much when people explain why they do or do not like something. I look forward to seeing what you have when finished. I was going to suggest something in the aqua range maybe. I do like the idea if you had enough of the various prints used to make a piano key border. But the background fabric will look really nice also. You did very good at the D9P fabric choices and positions.
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    I think the Hot Pink border on the left is best. It's striking; blends with the background used in the quilt; has the same intensity as the larger quilt blocks. It doesn't fight or compete with the center of the quilt either. Congratulations on your pretty baby gift!

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    May I suggest the red used in the smaller squares.

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    If I had to pick I would have said the pink tonal, I think you made a much better decision! Pretty quilt!


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    You have made an excellent choice and your quilt will be luscious when completed. Please post a picture at that time. Thanks for sharing.
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    I agree with alisonquilts and bigsister63, as I do not like any of the 4 you have chosen. The stripe is way to heavy for a kids quilt and the others just don't do it justice. I would use either the background fabric or fabric from one of the squares if available. Good luck with this. Quilt itself though is very nice.

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    I'm with QuiltnNan a red border.

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    I like the top one as the quilt itself is busy enough and it's not so busy but still has pattern to it.

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    Sounds gorgeous!!! Lovely work so far, and looks like what she requested too!
    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I wasn't crazy about any of the displayed borders either, but couldn't put my finger on why. Thank you all so much for helping me to clarify. I've decided to try a border of the white background squiggle fabric and then bind it in the bright red of the little squares. The backing will be the white squiggle. Thank you! I feel so much better now.
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    Well, you have the bright,cheerful, graphic beautifully done. Love it. I don't really like any of the borders. Do you have enough of the light white fabric? Maybe that, then a thin pieced border using all the other fabric and bind in a color in the quilt. What ever you decide, it will be a great quilt.

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    Goodness, guess we were posting at the same time. What fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nananurse View Post
    I'm with QuiltnNan a red border.
    I agree, red border. Didn't like the other ones, three of them....the print was too busy, and took away from the focus of the quilt itself.

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    Your plan sounds good. The quilt is very cute...would love to see the finished product!!!

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    I don't really think any of them make your beautiful quilt pop....wondering what a blue or red would look like....
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    I think I would like an aqua border to pick up the aqua in the quilt.

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    I like the bottom one, but the top one would work if you use the striped one for the binding. Actually, if you have enough, that darker pink fabric with the orange flowers that occurs several times in the quilt would bring it all together nicely, and that would look great with the stripes as the binding.
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    I like the stripes. The pink seems too bright and it draws the color from the quilt blocks. The other two, to me, just contribute to the "busyness" and your eye doesn't know where to go. The stripe makes a very nice frame that highlights the quilt. That's what I think, anyway.

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    My choice would be the hot pink tone on tone dots. Good job on the quilt.

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    It's refreshing to see an actual discussion here. Lots of different opinions. I like the choice you made. I do hope you put a narrow inner border to frame your gorgeous quilt body. Thanks for sharing!
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    I would take the pink on the RH side and split with a white or the material with the white in the quilt to break up the look

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    Excuse me, the LH side. Can't tell left from right.!

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    I think the stripe does the best job of bringing out the interior fabrics. Great quilt!

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    no rule saying you must do a border! ive been doing them that way lately.

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