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Okay, the last, last border decision!

Okay, the last, last border decision!

Old 06-01-2018, 05:21 PM
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Default Okay, the last, last border decision!

For those of you helping me, I really appreciate it. I hate to be this indecisive, but usually sew for myself so only have to please me, this is for a surprise gift for an amazing uncle so I want it to be perfect. Here is one last (hopefully) idea for the border, so we are down to leave it at the brown, add the orange wolf strip, or add this. I couldn't get as good a shot since I am by myself now and need help to get it up on the wall.

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Old 06-01-2018, 05:49 PM
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I still like the orange best!!
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:55 PM
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Add the orange. I really like it. It finishes the outside edge beautifully.
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:53 PM
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I really like this orange. And I hate orange.
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A vote to leave off additional borders. It's going to difficult to line up those small circles so that they fall in the same line.

Let there be a pause along the edge. Your quilt design is lovely. It doesn't need a busy border. Just another point of view.

Have you done mitered bindings at other degrees than a 45?
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:30 PM
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Yes I have done non 45 degree bindings.
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A vote to leave off additional borders. It's going to difficult to line up those small circles so that they fall in the same line.

Let there be a pause along the edge. Your quilt design is lovely. It doesn't need a busy border. Just another point of view.

Have you done mitered bindings at other degrees than a 45?
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I liked your phrase 'gilding the lily.' :-)

This fabric seems to tie in with the little border hexies, because that's the fabric you used for them. For that reason, it becomes sort of a continuation of the round that they made. You are right, this part of the fabric has movement, like everything else. There is movement everywhere. :-) You wouldn't have a problem sewing it properly, because you are good at matching the design in a print.

It seems like you won't be satisfied with only brown. The top doesn't feel finished for you that way. It seems like you don't want to look in your stash for other choices-- you are keen on using this particular fabric again. You have this original vision that you were going to use the orange/wolves for a border. But? Why are you just not using it then?? * little laugh* Why are you wondering what others might advise (in more than one post)? :-)

When you have the orange/wolves only in the center, they are the pop of color in the whole top-- the fabric that provides the interior decorator's touch of color in their 60/30/10 formula. If you put the orange/wolves on the outside too, you will change the balance.

You might not be liking a light color for the border. Most quilts have a darker outer border to 'frame' the top. But those quilts usually have a lighter background. What you have here is the reverse, with a dark background, so a light border is not out of place. You could consider adding another 2" of brown around it to achieve a dark edge.
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Oh I like this picture a lot. This one is my vote. The center has so much movement, it needs a strong frame to contain it and redirect the eye back to the center stuff. This does that to my eye, I love this.
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...Just think, what's coming next? What will you decide for the binding! lol

Oh, Kass! Thanks for sharing your project. :-)
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I liked the orange best as I think it brought out all the other colours more and helped them to pop.
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