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Thread: Disappearing 9Patch border options - need opinions!

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    I am not sure which border I like best. I have laid the blocks and border options out on my bed here:

    What do you think?



    Narrow white with darker wide border beyond (but not black - probably one of the prints in the quilt) and bound with the same.
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    Black border Bound with black, too, I think.
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    White (well, off-white) border. I don't know what I would do for the binding.
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    I like the black best. I love how your pattern looks, very nice quilt.
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    I like the double so it shows the corner square. :thumbup:

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    I like the second option with narrow band of white.

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    I like the 2nd option the best.. the narrow white and then wider black. My 2nd choice is black alone. I don't particularly like the white alone. Barb C.

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    I'm not fond of the white. It doesn't do much to frame the interior, but I like the white inner with the black outer. The single black would work but I too like the fact that you can see that little black corner block with the combo.

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    I like the second one also...with the white and dark :D

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    They are all great, but I too like the second one. It really shows off your blocks and frames your work very well. I really like all of the colors you have chosen. Can't wait to see what you decide on :D

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    Nice quilt. Colors are really vibrant. I like the second option. Makes the colors stand out more. Great job.

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    Thats an awesome quilt, very striking. Just my opinion but I would go with either the 1st or 2nd option, however I like the 2nd option best, it frames your work nicely and shows off your patt well :D .

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    Love the 2nd option, double border. Really makes the blocks in the body stand out!

    Now YOU'VE done it, ANOTHER for my notebooks. :lol: :lol:

    Sharon

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    Sold! Narrow white border with outer dark border. I'll sew it up tomorrow unless I have to can tomatoes. :mrgreen:

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    I cut the squares for one of those quilts a while ago........yours looks so good I just might turn it inti wip lol

    your squares look bigger than mine . what size were your 9 patch blocks before cutting. good job

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    no doublt about it. The black sets it off and looks like ti belongs to the quilt pattern :lol:

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    I like either one that has the black border. The black really makes your colors pop! Nice job.

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    I like the second one.... well done....

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    I like the white with black too. But if you would do the all white, I would make the binding out of all of your colors in the quilt. That would tie it all together. I have all of my 9 patch blocks done. They are all in black & whites. I'm looking forward to getting it done. I like your choice of colors. Very nice.

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    Definately the second white with black makes your lovely quilt stand out

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    Did you have a black square in the center of each nine patch before you cut it :?: like the black border

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    Did you have a black square in the center of each nine patch before you cut it :?: like the black border
    Yes, My nine-patches had four white squares for "background" and then a black square in the middle and four matching colored square in the corners of each block.

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    The thin white border and then the black is a nice combination.. I really like that look.. Very pretty quilt..

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    I like the first option. Kyia

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    Black. You can never go wrong with black. The white blends in with the white pieces of your blocks and it just doesn't look quite right. The black kind of contains your pieces and makes them really stand out.

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    Definitely the black.

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    Cathe:
    DEFINATELY the dark...your pattern sort of gets lost with the white border. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

    Feathers

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