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    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
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    Can't decide on border

    My latest quilt waiting for another border, maybe? Which do you all prefer? with or without the pink paisley? I like it both ways so the QB will be the decision maker on this one. The dark 'ric-rac is the binding Thanks for helping.Name:  tatw, hs, flwers 017.JPG
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    My vote is with the pink, beautiful quilt either way.
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    I can see why you can't decide. In the end, I chose without the paisley. I love that fabric - I used it in a prayer quilt - but I like the butterfly border and the 'rick-rack' border together, so they win.

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    You are correct that either is nice, but I like it best without the pink.
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    i vote for the added pink border. i think it ties the center to the borders better
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    I like both but really like with the pink.
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    Beautiful both ways, I prefer without the pink.

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    I think I would have to go without the pink. It looks richer that way......
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    I would decide based entirely on how big you want the quilt to be. It is GORGEOUS either way.

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    Love it both ways but if it were mine I would not add the pink. Think looks richer without it.

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    I like it without the pink. Love the butterfly fabric.
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    Definitely without the pink.

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    I like it without the pink

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    My vote is no pink.

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    My choice would be with out thepink.

    Your border print seems to have all (or at least most) of the colours from the Trip bloocks in the centre. The darkness with the print helps to frame it all up and show it off nicely.

    If you haven't cut your border print yet, I'd suggest that you mitre the corners for an even nicer touch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    My choice would be with out thepink.

    Your border print seems to have all (or at least most) of the colours from the Trip bloocks in the centre. The darkness with the print helps to frame it all up and show it off nicely.

    If you haven't cut your border print yet, I'd really suggest that you mitre the corners for an even nicer touch!
    Great idea but to late! I haven't done very many mitered borders and I didn't even think of doing that. It woud have worked beautifully had I just thought about it longer. Thanks for the idea. I will keep a large note for the next project pinned to my wall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Great idea but to late! I haven't done very many mitered borders and I didn't even think of doing that. It woud have worked beautifully had I just thought about it longer. Thanks for the idea. I will keep a large note for the next project pinned to my wall!

    I thought maybe you were beyond the point of no return, though was hoping you weren't! Sometimes we get ideas after the fact ... and just have to wait til another quilt!! (ask me how I know?)
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    I like them both??? Perhaps 2 borders??

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    I'm on the side that says leave out the pink paisley. I would just leave the gorgeous purple only.

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    I vote without the pink even tho it is very pretty fabric. The dark already has it framed. To me the pink opens it back up. But either way it is your quilt and it is beautiful.

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    I like them both but I would not add the pink unless you want the quilt a little larger.

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    I like the pink, but I would separate the two prints with a narrow blender fabric...mho
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    I like the last photo the best beautiful!!
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    1 more vote for without

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    I like the re-peat of the paisley print from the square to the border. If it was a different pink, I would leave it out but I like it. It is a beautiful quilt.

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