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    Which One--- New Ideas

    I gathered that about half of you didn't like my new fabrics in "Which One?" that I posted yesterday and I can see where you are coming from. Unfortunately I can't follow all the suggestions as 1) I am totally out of the light green, yellow, and red that was used in the quilt. I liturally had to piece patches of the green together in order to make it work. And 2) I don't get to town often to buy fabric. We are on a tight buget so I can't just go out and buy more. I always work with what I have and saved up to go buy the new fabrics; I would hate not to use at least one in this baby quilt

    Anyway, that's my reasons for not exactly listening But here are two more ideas. What do you think?
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    I didn't vote on the first one but I see what I like here. I would use the green for a border & then I would bind it with the light duck fabric. I know that was not one of your options but if you had enough duck fabric for a large border, you should have enough to use for binding. That's going to be a darling baby quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osewme View Post
    I didn't vote on the first one but I see what I like here. I would use the green for a border & then I would bind it with the light duck fabric. I know that was not one of your options but if you had enough duck fabric for a large border, you should have enough to use for binding. That's going to be a darling baby quilt.
    I like this idea also. Very cute quilt!

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    I like the narrow lite inside border and wider dark outside border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVFD215 View Post
    I like the narrow lite inside border and wider dark outside border.
    I agree with AVFD215. Use the light border first to finish it off and then the dark green to ground it.
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    You really don't have to please anyone but yourself. Its your quilt. Did Picasso fuss because someone didn't like that particular shade of green?

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    Sorry, I really like the narrow green border. It seems to finish the blocks and picks up the green from the blocks and the ducky fabric. I think the ducky fabric is too busy as a first border but looks lovely as a wider second border. I know, I just have to be different, don't I.
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    I vote for the duck narrow border and green wider. Cute quilt and those are darling squirrel appliqué.

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    I'm odd man out here - I'd go with just the wide green border and not use the duck fabric. Then again, it's your quilt. I might use the duck fabric for binding?? Do you need both borders to get it to the size you want? Just my thoughts.

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    I didn't see your earlier post, but I like the dark green. Very cute quilt! When I had a cross stitch/framing shop, the general rule for picking a mat was to pick the third color your eye saw when looking at the project. The darker green border really pulls out the green in the quilt - is that what you like? There isn't a rule or manual for quilting. It's what is pleasing to your eye. It doesn't really matter what we think . . . we'll only see it when you show us a picture of it. ~smile~
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    I didn't love your earlier options, but I do love the dark green on the outside. It frames the quilt and picks up the green from inside it.

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    I agree with NJ Quilter. i love just the darker green as the border and binding. It goes great with the squirrels. I think the white white and off white in the duck fabric compete with each other. I would save the duck fabric for another quilt. BtW, your quilt is very nice.

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    The dark green border is perfect. It does pull the green from the quilt nicely. I'd use it alone, unless you really need the ducky fabric to make it bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    Sorry, I really like the narrow green border. It seems to finish the blocks and picks up the green from the blocks and the ducky fabric. I think the ducky fabric is too busy as a first border but looks lovely as a wider second border. I know, I just have to be different, don't I.
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    I like the green inner border with a wider border of the duck fabric. The narrow green seems to finish off the main part of the quilt. The ducks get kind of lost next to the main quilt.
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    I like the first photo here... It blends best with your quilt center.
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    I like picture #1. Using the dark green by itself would be too intense, I think. Combining it with the ducks is perfect. You could bind in the dark green as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    Sorry, I really like the narrow green border. It seems to finish the blocks and picks up the green from the blocks and the ducky fabric. I think the ducky fabric is too busy as a first border but looks lovely as a wider second border. I know, I just have to be different, don't I.
    Well, then I am different too!

    Totally agree ... dark green inner/narrow border and then the duckies for a wider border to finish it.

    And this is why we audition, to determine what works best with a combination.

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    I didn't vote the first time either, but I like the second one with the narrow ducky border and the wide green, and bind with the duck fabric. Not to create a new problem for you, but what are you using for backing? If you have enough, maybe back it with the duck fabric???
    I really like this quilt and it really does come down to.....what do YOU like? It is your quilt after all.

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    I like picture #1

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    I like the green for the border as it frames the whole quilt.

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    I like the first one -- inner green border and ducky border on the outside.
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    I prefer the green narrow border and duckie outer border, but the other way would work, too. I do think the green looks better than the blue from yesterday.

    I hope you don't feel bad for "not listening," we're all happy to spit out our opinions when asked (and sometimes when not!), but in the end we can all make our own decisions for whatever reasons we want.

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    I think the green kinda seperates the blocks = green thin border then print.... Cute...
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