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Help with binding color, please!

Old 05-19-2017, 10:35 AM
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Default 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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Old 05-19-2017, 10:44 AM
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i vote for the shadow color
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:46 AM
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I also vote for the darker gray shadow color.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:52 AM
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well multi color binding works too if necessary.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:20 AM
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​Pretty and I vote for the shadow fabric too!
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:29 AM
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I like the idea of a multi color binding.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:12 PM
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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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Old 05-19-2017, 12:14 PM
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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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Old 05-19-2017, 12:16 PM
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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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Old 05-19-2017, 12:27 PM
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I wondered about that, but would it be better with a wider binding?
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