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Old 03-13-2021, 07:48 AM
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Have you ever looked at a quilt so long you just canít decide on a border? Iím stumped and probably should have just picked a solid color and called it done, but here I am. Which do you think looks better? I am leaning towards the last one.
As always, thank you for all your feedback!
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:05 AM
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The last one is beautiful -- and so is your quilt. The last border frames the quilt instead of blending in with it. Gorgeous work!
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:18 AM
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You do lovely stitching! Picture 2 or 5 would be a nice finish for your pretty top!
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:32 AM
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One and three look the same to me. That's the one I prefer. Spectacular quilt!
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:34 AM
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They are all really nice options. I like the first one best, and if it was my quilt, I would be tempted to make the gold separating border a bit narrower. I like the first one best because it feels well integrated to the rest of the quilt. If you prefer having the border appear more distinct from the rest of the quilt, the second and fourth ones are both very nice, and I lean towards the second one (gray on the inside, brown on the outside), but it's really close between those two.
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Old 03-13-2021, 09:11 AM
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I like both 2 & 5 and probably lean more toward 2. Whichever you choose it is a beautiful quilt.
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Old 03-13-2021, 09:37 AM
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I like 2, 5 & prefer 5
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Old 03-13-2021, 09:57 AM
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I like the first one, but in addition I would like to add another narrow border of the rust color all around. I like having the bolder rust on the outside, rather than the softer gray.
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Old 03-13-2021, 10:25 AM
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I vote 2 or 5. Like2 best.
Such nice piecing😊
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Old 03-13-2021, 10:50 AM
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WOWZERS!!!!!!! An incredible quilt, this is!
Is this a Bonnie Hunter pattern?

Borders .... I would go with #2, with a few changes ......
* Make the gold border narrower, as in #5
* Broaden the rust/outer border

Binding .... go with a flange binding in rust, and the flange in the green (or is it a grey?)

Sitting here stunned with your quilt ..... the colours just happen to be "my" favourites, so it calls to me all the more!!!
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