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Thread: Need opinions please!

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    Senior Member HeatherQuilts's Avatar
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    Morning everyone! (Where's the doughnuts??? :lol: )
    I need some opinions on this quilt I am making for my neighbors baby boy. I like the layout that I have, however, I am unsure what to use as a border. Can I get some opinions please? Thanks in advance! (I am not partial to either one, so honesty is good! Thanks!)
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    Adorable and well done!

    Any of the colors from the blocks could be used within the borders or binding.

    Good luck!

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    I personally like choice B.

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    I agree choice B. The other blue could be the back. Binding could be the red or orange from the blocks. Looking good.

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    B

    I like the stair-step diagonals that the blocks create.

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    I like them both but prefer choice A. With B some of the blocks "blend" into the border. Really cute quilt!

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    I like to use a thin (one and one half inch) border like black or a complimentary color (not a fabric in the quilt) to stop the eye then add one of the blue's you have in a wider border. Just an option. Love the quilt. Wonderful colors

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    I like B

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like to use a thin (one and one half inch) border like black or a complimentary color (not a fabric in the quilt) to stop the eye then add one of the blue's you have in a wider border. Just an option. Love the quilt. Wonderful colors
    I thought of this too, but couldn't think of a color that would work - other than white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like to use a thin (one and one half inch) border like black or a complimentary color (not a fabric in the quilt) to stop the eye then add one of the blue's you have in a wider border. Just an option. Love the quilt. Wonderful colors
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like to use a thin (one and one half inch) border like black or a complimentary color (not a fabric in the quilt) to stop the eye then add one of the blue's you have in a wider border. Just an option. Love the quilt. Wonderful colors
    I thought of this too, but couldn't think of a color that would work - other than white.
    Actually if you wanted to do that, I think a 1" inner border of the bright yellow, before the B border would be great. I don't think it matters if it touches some of the yellow in the quilt.

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    although most seem to like B I like the idea of the thin border and then A. I do think it makes a quilt POP with the thin border. I like A because with B some of the fabric will blend unless you use the skinny border. There, that is my nickel's worth. (inflation ya know).

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    I like A myself. When the border touches a matching block it interrupts the pattern to me. I like that block, it makes a nice boy quilt.

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    Boy that is a hard decision. I like both but B is better except the fact that it touches the blue blocks. Maybe use a color that is not in the quilt for a thin inner border, then the blue. Like a black then the B border. I'm no help this morn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like to use a thin (one and one half inch) border like black or a complimentary color (not a fabric in the quilt) to stop the eye then add one of the blue's you have in a wider border. Just an option. Love the quilt. Wonderful colors
    I agree and think B for the outside wider border.

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    I vote for thin red border then B. Is this helping, LOL Lots of suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like to use a thin (one and one half inch) border like black or a complimentary color (not a fabric in the quilt) to stop the eye then add one of the blue's you have in a wider border. Just an option. Love the quilt. Wonderful colors
    What a great idea! And I love the quilt!! Such a happy one :thumbup:

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    I like "B". Baby boys love colors and the fabric has such bright colors and has lots of visual impact for a little boy to adore.

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    What about a darker green for a thin inner border? Like the color of the darker green in the stripe of the green fabric. Then a wide outer border of one of the blues? They also have a teal-ish color in the same print as the orange. There is also a grey/black swirl that looks like the red fabric in the quilt. Maybe one of those for a thin inner border?
    *SIGH* So many choices! :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like to use a thin (one and one half inch) border like black or a complimentary color (not a fabric in the quilt) to stop the eye then add one of the blue's you have in a wider border. Just an option. Love the quilt. Wonderful colors
    That's what I do also. I would use A if not using a thin border first. I think B blends in too much. But that's just me. The quilt is great. I am sure he'll love it! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    I vote for thin red border then B. Is this helping, LOL Lots of suggestions.
    I second Pam's suggestion!

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    I would use a 1-1/2" border of the red fabric and then your choice B. That would keep the blocks of the same B fabric from blending into the border as shown in your second picture. Whatever you do, it's a darling quilt. Love your pattern and colors.

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    I like the dark blue for the border since it's for a boy.

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