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Thread: Need help deciding

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    I recently made this top for DD best friend. They are expecting their first child this summer. DD picked out the fabrics from my stash. I like the way it turned out, but cannot decide on a border. What do you think, orange or brown. Don't mind the quilt inspector-she testing the process, sleeping on the job.
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    I like the orange. Your inspector is doing a good job.

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    I think the orange makes the inside pop!
    Cute fur baby/inspector.

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    personally I say orange... keep it bright for a kid...then bind in the brown.. the perfect frames!

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    I like the idea of the orange border and the brown binding. I,ll just add a bit, how about a tiny border of the blue before the orange?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeriann
    I like the orange. Your inspector is doing a good job.
    me too it makes it all come together

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    Orange all the way. Love the brightness of it.

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    I think it would great if you put the orange where the brown is and the brown where the orange is, with mitered corners.

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    How about a brown border to set it off and then an orange to widen it a little and then a brown binding..... Or a brown border and the smaller print larger border and an orange binding.

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    Since you have brown and orange on the edges your borders are going to sort of blend into the quilt. I would go with a fairly narrow border of the blue and then a wider border of the print and then bind in the orange.

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    another vote for orange

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    small brown with larger orange would be nice

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    I like both colors, but since it is for a child, I would use orange.

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    Blue!

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    Since there is already orange on the left side & brown on the bottom, how about adding orange to the top & brown to the right side, then bind all around in the blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
    personally I say orange... keep it bright for a kid...then bind in the brown.. the perfect frames!
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
    personally I say orange... keep it bright for a kid...then bind in the brown.. the perfect frames!
    I like that idea.

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    my vote is orange.

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    I like the orange. but I would bind it in the brown or blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I like the idea of the orange border and the brown binding. I,ll just add a bit, how about a tiny border of the blue before the orange?
    I like this one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    I think it would great if you put the orange where the brown is and the brown where the orange is, with mitered corners.
    I like this idea and the idea of multiple borders--a thin one of the print and then either the brown or orange and use the other for the binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I like the idea of the orange border and the brown binding. I,ll just add a bit, how about a tiny border of the blue before the orange?
    this sounds like a great idea.

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    In your 2nd photo, I really like the way the orange border blends with the orange and the brown border blends with the brown. I would try adding brown to the top and orange on the right side. The corners could be mitered or a blue square could be placed on each corner to continue the diagonal flow across the quilt. Then blue? for binding.

    For me, the best way to decide on borders, is to lay out as many combinations as possible and take photos. There is usually one that jumps out and grabs you. :D

    There are many possibilities posted here. Have fun with it!

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    I go for the brown for the border. .. maybe you could use the brown as a smaller border and then end with the orange as the outer border??

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    Nice quilt. Love the inspector.

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