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Thread: Help me decide on border color please....

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    Help me decide on border color please....

    This is a wall hanging that is very busy with color. Now I think I need a narrow border and can't Name:  DSCN0823.JPG
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    I would use white or a least a bright color. It's is very good.
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    You could go with any color in the quilt. I would use something plain, like a marble or solid to offset the busy prints. I like to lay out a few and audition them before I decide. Some are just ok, some will make the center pop.

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    Very pretty! I would audition teal, coral, or green.
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    i love the teal in the middle of the quilt.

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    White on white is my suggestion.

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    The fabric that forms the foundation of the church doesn't seem to appear anywhere else. That's the one I'd use because then it would contrast with every colour in the outside edge blocks and it would also stand out if you put it on a light-colored wall. Nice wallhanging - it almost makes me wish there was some snow outside ... almost ... lol

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    I would use the darkest color that is in the snowflake fabric which looks like navy and use plain color.

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    I like the blue behind the church or cream.
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    Do you plan on adding a wide border as well as the 1st narrow border? If so ... what color is the wide border? You'll need to audition them with each other.

    If your just planning on one border ... I like the solid color that you have it laid on, but I would audition others as well. Stick to a solid, or something that reads as a solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michelled View Post
    The fabric that forms the foundation of the church doesn't seem to appear anywhere else. That's the one I'd use because then it would contrast with every colour in the outside edge blocks and it would also stand out if you put it on a light-colored wall. Nice wallhanging - it almost makes me wish there was some snow outside ... almost ... lol
    I agree, that or the fabric used for the dark tree immediately to the left of the church.
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    I would do two...
    one light in side and then your darkest colour...

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    It's a cute and fun hanging!

    I see a darker blue that goes with both your church and snowflake backgrounds. I'd also do an inset flange ..... so dark blue, then narrow flange and then dark blue again. Bind in the dark blue.

    For the flange ... I think a white will really make those snowflakes pop and somewhat join them into an overall snowy effect.



    BTW .... I was looking for snowflake fabric yesterday, and wish I could have found what you have. By chance, could you let me know the selvage info? Please? and Thanks!
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    First of all, I love your quilt! It is so pretty. I think maybe two borders would be good, maybe that teal church background, and the coral color in the quilt. If you just do one border, the teal would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    You could go with any color in the quilt. I would use something plain, like a marble or solid to offset the busy prints. I like to lay out a few and audition them before I decide. Some are just ok, some will make the center pop.
    I agree. Any of the colors in the quilt would work.
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    i would go with one of the dark colors you used in your piecing...many possibilites...:-)
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    Is it a factor where it is going to be hung, i.e. on a light wall or on a dark wall?
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    Reallly great job. I also think any of the colors in the quilt!

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    I think a nice green or cream border will look very nice.
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    My idea would be a white border with any of the colors as binding. I love the quilt!

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    The first thing I thought when I saw it was to use the back ground fabric you used behind the church. I think it would really make it pop.

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    My vote would go for two narrow borders. First a medium coral maybe 1.5" and then a 3" green like the upper left corner tree.

    Your quilt is very unique in its colors. A Very nice sampler.
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    I would do a bright green with a smaller white before the red?

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    i like the maroon it's laying on.
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    I like the cream color in the church too, your wallhanging is cute.
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