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    Parquet Quilt - needs border input

    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?
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    I, too, like the smaller border with no squares in the corners. This is a beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing.
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    I don't like the bigger border. The smaller one is just right.

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    I also like the narrower border. It seems to emphasize the energy of the quilt. Beautiful quilt!

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    I like the smaller border! it seems more in scale with the rest of the quilt. I think te bigger reads as too much solid .

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    I like the smaller border, too. Very interesting quilt!

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    I'm in favor of the larger border. It's a beautiful quilt, I like it.
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    I too like the smaller border.
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    I like both borders about the same. Nice job on your quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt. I like the wide boarder as it seems to bring it all together.

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    I usually favor the smaller/thinner boarders, but with this quilt I actually like the wider boarder with the squares in the corner. I really like your quilt, can't wait to see it done.
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    I think the larger border takes away from the quilt. Therefore, I vote for the smaller also. Very nice.

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    I think the all black border keeps it balanced better....love the quilt.
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    I like the smaller border. One thing I have heard about borders is that they should be less than 3/4 the size of the block and I think that rings true here... but as I tell everyone it's your quilt - you need to like it It is very stunning!

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    I like the larger border.

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    I like the larger border I think but like both.

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    I really prefer the larger border. Much more striking.

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    I like the smaller border.

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    I like the larger boarder and the squares. I think it finishes the quilt top off. The smaller boarder is nice, but it is missing "something" as I would say. The larger boarder with the squares allows the eye to travel to the board and "finishes" the quilt top. That is just my opinion. Good luck on your decision and it will be wonderful however you choose to finish it.
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    I like the narrow border, if you need it bigger use one of the other colors to make a second border. It is a beautiful quilt, love the colors.
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    I like the bigger border. It seems to give it a better finish.

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    I like the small border, love the setting

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    What a great looking quilt, I too like the smaller border! Beautiful job!
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    I like the corner blocks, but the smaller border. Perhaps the blocks can be smaller with fewer strips?

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