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    Opinions please

    I really need some advice on the borders for this quilt. It is made from batik 2 1/2" strips in chocolate and teal with a cream background. Which looks better for a 2" border next to the quilt, the teal or brown. The border fabric combines both of these colours. I have enough of each to do either the inner border or the binding. Thanks for your advice.
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    I like number 1.

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    I like number one. Very pretty fabrics.
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    The first one is warmer, the second one cooler. It all depends on which direction you want to go. I like #2.
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    I choice would be #2 and that is odd because I very seldom pick shades of blue over anything.
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    Very nicely done. I love #1

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    number one is better to my eye.

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    #1- brown!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Another vote for #1

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    I like the first one also

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    I like the dark blue (#2) because the brown in the quilt is dominant and the blue brings out the other blues more.

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    #2. #1 is too close to the color of some of the fabrics in the quilt and they colors bleed together, IMO. I like #2 better with the pretty floral batik in the wide border, too.

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    Well ill have to be different, I like the blue. I think it flows nicely.

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    either way works, but I think I like #2 a smidge better.
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    #1 with the darkest color on the out side to act like a frame, to keep the eye on the quilt and not wonder off
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    i like the teal near the center and brown for the binding
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    Another vote for number 1.

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    ​I vote for # 2. It lets the pattern of the quilt show more. When I look at the first one, all I notice is the brown.

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    I like number 1
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    The first one for me too. The blue in the second one is so dark it "stops" the quilt before your eye travels to the border.

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    Which color do you want to emphasize?
    If you use the brown it dominates heavily.
    If you use the teal, you see both better.

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    I also vote nr. 2.

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    I vote for #1 also.
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    The first choice would be my pick. Has more life in it. Very nice quilt.
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    EDIT: I think I am going to change my mind on this one. After looking at them again and again, I think I do like the second one better.
    Last edited by ube quilting; 07-13-2013 at 01:09 PM.
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    I think I like the brown, it sets the quilt off.

    Pat in MN

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