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Thread: Parquet Quilt - needs border input

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    I like the top one with the red binding. because I like the way you have the corners. good luck it is beautiful.
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    i like the smaller boader beautiful quilt thanks for sharing

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    I like the look of the smaller border but I think for me I would do a light color 3 inch and the the darker 3 inch. This still gives the same look with a bigger size

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    Nice quilt. The larger border appeals but the corner blocks not so much. I would probably cut the 6" border in half and add a strip of the medium tan between the two to frame the quilt.

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    Unfortunately...I like both...toss a coin?

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    I agree with you - the smaller border is much more attractive.

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    Sometimes less is more. The smaller border lets the quilt design stand out!

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    I like the smaller borders much better, it's more pleasing to the eye.

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    I like the 3" border. 6" would be good if the quilt were larger, but it's too much for this size quilt. JMHO
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    Either one is nice, my preference is the wider border. Great job on color choices.
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    Beautiful! I vote for narrow border too.
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    It looks really cool both ways but it has a different look. With the plain narrow border the center looks like a barn raising. With the larger border, you lose that "on point" look and it looks more like an uneven 9patch. Just depends on which YOU like best! Like Rick Nelson sang, "You can't please everyone so you have to please yourself."

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    I choose the wider border; makes the quilt look finished!

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    no squares in the corners

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    I prefer the small one.

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    I think it depends on how big you want the quilt. Perhaps you would like the larger better without the corner blocks? JMO...

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    Go with your personal choice...after all, it's YOUR quilt. Either way, it will be lovely!

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    I like the smaller borders It looks very pretty.
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    I like the smaller border. The cornerstones detract from the beauty of the design in the first picture. I would use a narrow strip of a very deep burgandy that's not in the quilt first to contain the color in the quilt, then the one shown. Using a fabric from the quilt as a border without a framing strip allows the color to bleed visually.

    Beautiful quilt. I like the pattern and colors.

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    beautiful quilt, bothe borders look nice, but I prefer the 1st pic with wider border

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    I agree with this!


    Quote Originally Posted by stitcherlady View Post
    I like both borders about the same. Nice job on your quilt.

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    Love the quilt! I like the 6" border. I think it frames" better.
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    beautiful quilt! Both choices would look great but I prefer the one without the corner blocks.
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    I prefer the smaller border with no corner squares. Very nice quilt either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaB View Post
    I am about to finish up this Positively Parquet quilt, by UCan2, and can't decide the borders. The pattern calls for the 6" border with 6" squares, but I am kind of partial to the 3" border. What do you think?
    same here..the corners were too distracting!

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