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    Help with binding color, please!

    Shall I match the shadow fabric, the background or one of the block colors (may not have enough of any one) ?

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    i vote for the shadow color
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    I also vote for the darker gray shadow color.

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    well multi color binding works too if necessary.

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    ​Pretty and I vote for the shadow fabric too!

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    I like the idea of a multi color binding.

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    Oh boy, this is a great quilt!

    I think the blue-grey from the background of the centre block (the red star) would be my first choice. It's a bit darker than the shadow, so would hold it all together visually.

    Second choice would be the shadow fabric.

    I really wanted to suggest red, since there are lots of reds in the blocks. However, I think that would draw too much attention away from the piecing, so I'm going to say not red. I think that a pieced binding might have that same problem.

    I can't wait to see what it looks like with whatever you choose!

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    When I don't have enough fabric, I sew together strips of the fabric I used and make my binding from that.
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    I would do half in the shadow color to mimic the shadow part of the block and the other half in the background color.

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    I wondered about that, but would it be better with a wider binding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    well multi color binding works too if necessary.
    I like this idea.
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    If you don't have enough of any one color I would use multiple colors cut in lengths to match the length of the outside blocks. I would use a color from each outside block to be beside that block. I would add in sections of the sashing fabric between the colors. I think that using the fabric used for the shadows would defeat the effect of the shadows.

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    Thanks everyone! I've decided to go with Madquilter's idea of making the whole quilt like a block with its own shadow! Might make the binding a little wider but I do have lots of that lovely gray fabric. Will post result sometime soon!
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    I like the dark gray. But depending on the backing fabric, that might be an option too.

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    Thanks for your response! This will be a wall hanging so backing color will not matter and will be muslin as is the sashing and many block backgrounds.
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    I was going to suggest same as madquilter. It would take some figuring to get it lined up but would look nice

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    I would make a two color flange binding, the flange in the shadow color and the outer / back part the neutral (white off white background color.)
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    Here is one of many tutorials on line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAQWwwAa2K0
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    I vote for shadow color
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    I like the shadow color - nice. The blue grey color as suggested by Jennifer would be nice too!

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    Your Splendid Sampler will look great with whatever border you use. Good job!
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    I would normally say us the gray, but....
    This time I TOTALLY vote for the MULTI-COLOR border using the colors in your quilt. I really think it would make your quilt pop, since you have neutral colors around your brighter colors.
    Love your quilt!

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    I vote shadow fabric.

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    I think a narrow (usual) would be fine on this quilt.

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    I vote for the shadow color. But, if you do not have enough of any color, DeltaMS has a good suggestion about piecing all the colors. I do that, especially, when I make a scrappy quilt. Good luck....be sure to post a picture.

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