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Thread: Which one do I use??

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    Junior Member okie3's Avatar
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    Ok I got 2 different pieces to use for the border on my quilt. The pattern calls for the dark blue. I thought it was to dark so I picked a lighter print. I'm not to sure about it. Any in put would be great! :)

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    Hi Okie, great job on those blocks! I really like them. As for the border, I think its going to be a personal preference kind of thing. I prefer the darker blue as it tends to frame the quilt and makes the yellow really pop in the other border and in the centers of the wheels. Either way will look good though. Keep showing it..I can't wait to see what you decide.

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    I think the darker blue makes the yellow pop as well! Either one would be nice though!

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    Darker

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    Love your blocks. But I think I like the darker border too -- makes all the other colors really pop.

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    I love the darker blue as well. It makes the pattern "pop"

    anne

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    I agree, I like the blue better.

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    my vote goes for the darker blue.

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    My vote for what it's worth is with the dark blue. It seems to bring out the yellow more. Love the quilt!

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    Those are some amazing blocks. You've done a wonderful job on them! I think the dark blue looks really nice. ;)

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    I vote for the dark blue!!! Lovely quilt!

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    Blocks are lovely and look like they were hard.

    I agree with the dark blue, the border won't be
    as wide as you show in the picture, will it. Lay
    it about the correct width and I think you will
    like it better.

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    The dark blue is the best one in my opinion after that if you want the green instead I like the one on the right as a second option.

    I love your blocks that is a favorite of mine. They came out well done!

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    Very pretty! I like the green better, it flows better and is easier on my eyes.

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    I'm not too good on the input part, but it sure is looking good so far. I know whatever you decide, it'll be the best

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    You said the pattern called for the blue for the border, right? That doesn't mean you have to go with that though.......I like the darker blue also, and I am guessing the pattern called for that because of the blue in the blocks. If you don't like the dark blue, why not bring out the green that each block is made with and do the border with that? Would that be too much green for you?

    As everyone said, it is your choice.

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    Beautiful blocks. I think I like the dark blue best.

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    I vote for the dark blue too.... it makes the colours strong and not washed out.

    It's going to look superb when it's done!

    :-)

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    I really love your blocks, good job!!! I like the green print too!!!! :D :D :D

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    Very nice but I have to agree the dark blue sorry.

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    that's going to be faaaaaaaaaaaaabulous, dahling. :thumbup:

    dark blue!!!!!

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    i like the green border best.

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    The green is a bit ltoo light and the blue is a bit too dark. :lol:

    Will the border be narrower than what you've got showing? That width swallows it for me...

    Remember--follow your eye... you're the one looking at it every day--and such a beautiful piece it is!! :D

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    LOVE those blocks - and I'm inclined to agree with Karla - dark blue but maybe not QUITE as dark as the one you have! I also think the yellow border could be a tad narrower.

    K x

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    How big is the outside border? You may want to consider adding another small border between the yellow and the blue(if the yellow is 2" maybe another 2" color and then a 6 or 8" depending on the size of the quilt). I really like your squares and what ever you end up doing it is going to be a very pretty quilt.

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