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    Old 07-08-2017, 07:33 AM
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    Trying to use up some fabric from my stash in charity quilts. Decided to put this border on a pinwheel patterned quilt but might be too wild? Tried putting another fabric in between to try to tone down the border print. What do you think? Should I just find another border fabric that is tamer? Seems like one wild print does not deserve another. LOL
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    Old 07-08-2017, 07:36 AM
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    I actually like it with the solid border in-between. Definitely wild, but a very fun quilt and I think someone would really enjoy it!
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    Old 07-08-2017, 07:44 AM
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    i vote for the in between border
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    Old 07-08-2017, 07:45 AM
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    No quilt police, so you can do what you want. If you are asking for opinions, I think too busy. You can go bright, but I would choose a solid. If you decide to go with the cute print, I'd include a small solid border like you show.
     
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    Originally Posted by summitbay
    No quilt police, so you can do what you want. If you are asking for opinions, I think too busy. You can go bright, but I would choose a solid. If you decide to go with the cute print, I'd include a small solid border like you show.
    My opinion, as well.
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    Old 07-08-2017, 08:08 AM
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    Love the Laurel Burch cat print border and I don't think it is too wild for the pinwheels but I do agree you need to break it up with the solid and I like the turquoise color you chose. I think a teenaged girl would probably love this quilt. Lay it out and stare at it for a while. You will know if you like it or not.
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    Old 07-08-2017, 09:05 AM
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    Are those cats? I was thinking African tribal shields. LOL The more I think about it....the more likely I will be to go and buy either a tone-on-tone or solid fabric for the border and use the "cats" in something else.
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    Old 07-08-2017, 09:10 AM
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    If you do decide to use the cat print as a border, I much prefer it with the turquoise between it and the pinwheel body - of the two options given.

    I like the red and the print used for the pinwheels - very dynamic looking.

    I like the pinwheels - a lot - and I like the cat print - a lot. Not so much together. (You did ask ) - Because the cat print has a lot of colors that are not in the body of the quilt - and because the cat print has a totally different "feel" to me from the main body.

    If you have more stash to look through - maybe look for something else for the outer border. Maybe keep the turquoise and pick up one of the darker colors in the pinwheels?

    I think even young children can go for bold and dynamic.

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    Old 07-08-2017, 09:24 AM
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    I'm sorry I just don't like it together. Maybe you could trade fabric with a friend for something more suitable. I know everyone says "it's just a charity quilt", but I believe in doing something I would like. If you're giving it to a homeless person, then yes I'm sure they don't care what's it looks like.
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    Old 07-08-2017, 09:33 AM
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    For me it isn't the wildness that is the problem but the colors. It just doesn't fit with the amount of red in the pinwheels. The turquoise is good.
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