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Thread: help with border selection please!

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    help with border selection please!

    I'm trying to decide which fabric if any of these to use as a border for my parents quilt for Christmas. Please help!
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    and please ignore how messy my craft room is!

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    Very pretty! I like the last one. Gold/yellow small border and leaf/bird larger border.
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    I think the green will help anchor the whole thing. Beautiful quilt.
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    Beautiful! What ever you decide will be great! However I like the last one best.
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    The ones in the last picture. If you want it to really pop, use a small but bright Orange say 1.5" and then the ones in the last pic

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    The last picture with the narrow yellow border really is my favorite!

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    My initial thought is to bring the blue and grey from the birds to the border with some of the green. I don't know how much of a border you need, but I am thinking along the line of a narrow strip (2-3") of blue, a wider strip (4-5") of the green, and then the charcoal grey (black or white would work too) for the binding. ??? I think you have a lot of yellow and red in the quilt so you don't need to emphasize them more. Bring out some of the lesser colors to make them pop! Do you have some colors available to show us?

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    I'm sorry, I see what you're doing. Personally, I like the green, and I like the idea of the yellow with the birds, but I wouldn't go too wide on the birds. I would go yellow then green.

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    Very pretty quilt. How about a small gold, larger green then the largest bird print. Maybe like the last picture but only with the green then the bird print. Will look forward to seeing what you decide to do. BrendaK
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    Last one would suit me. Thats a pretty quilt.
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    My suggestion is to bring out the blue.
    Very nice quilt.
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    I think I like the border in the last picture best...narrow yellow then the wider bird print.
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    The darker bird fabric is powerful. When used in the quilt piecing it works, but the large border of it seems to overpower the quilt. Though I do see that you are going for a size that fits a bed. I agree with BevF's suggestion:
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    ... Personally, I like the green, and I like the idea of the yellow with the birds, but I wouldn't go too wide on the birds. I would go yellow then green.
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    I'm with Brenda K. and her ideas...beautiful quilt, by the way!

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    The green one was the most pleasing to my eye. The last one was too much bird print. IMHO
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    Beautiful fabric with birds. I like the last one, but maybe show one like the last one with the green.

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    I like the last one, too.
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    I like the green best but whatever you choose will be beautiful and loved!
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    Love the bright colors
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    I would anchor with the green.

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    i like the green one.
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    I like the green. But whatever you do will be beautiful. You should enter the PIF Nature's Gift Kit under Offers.

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    How about yellow, then green, then the bird fabric. That way the bird fabric is still there but a little more narrow.

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    What colors are in the room it will go in! I personally like the last one, but think a zinger would look nice! I would also audition the colors which BevF suggested! It is a beautiful quilt! Great work!

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