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Border / binding dilemma

Old 05-27-2018, 04:31 PM
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I am working on the border / binding design for the wolf quilt. I need to make a decision before completing the border. When I sewed the hexies I Hated the hexies made from the wolf part of the stripe so I set those aside and didn't use them in the border. The half hexies are the perfect width for binding so I am going to join them into a row and use them as binding. The other definite is using a strip of the wolf fabric whole in the border to the outside of the hexies. What I need to decide is should the brown strip be between the hexies and the wolves leaving the binding to merge visually w/ the final row of the border (wolves), or do I put the wolves against the hexie row and the brown strip between the wolf and the binding? Here are pics to illustrate my dilemma



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Old 05-27-2018, 05:06 PM
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The visual effect of the brown first wolf next looks a lot better to me. The wolf pattern next to the hexies look too busy to me. My opinion!
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:12 PM
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I have to agree the brown first gets my vote!!! Its going to be beautiful!!!
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Yes, brown first.
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:35 PM
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I wouldn't use the wolves at all in the border. I think they are outstanding chasing each other in the main body of the quilt, and it's enough. Adding them to the border isn't really needed, and maybe takes away from the interest of them in the center. If you have a similar color fabric to the the golden orange color of your print, you could audition that and see if you like it. I'd probably put the cream, then a light orange, or gold, or warm brown, or maybe black, and then the brown, making it a 3 stripe border, which would echo the feeling of the stripes in the center.
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mmac71 View Post
The visual effect of the brown first wolf next looks a lot better to me. The wolf pattern next to the hexies look too busy to me. My opinion!
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I have to agree the brown first gets my vote!!! Its going to be beautiful!!!
Make that three of us.

BTW, I've always been partial to brown even though a lot of people aren't fond of it. You've done an outstanding job using the brown in this quilt.

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Old 05-27-2018, 05:41 PM
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The brown first. The simple solid gives star power to the lively hexies.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:00 PM
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Brown strip, then wolves and bind with brown. Looking awesome!
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:45 AM
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Beautiful quilt design. Agree with givio and others to leave the wolves off the border. They are busy and take away from the hexi border.

Do you have a medium tone fabric to audition for the center border?
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:35 PM
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I would go with the brown first, like most others have said.
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