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Thread: what colors would you use on the border of this baby?

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    I really like this one--the pattern and the colors. It's the same as that sunflower one I posted weeks ago--but I made everything smaller.

    I keep changing my mind about what color to use on the inner and middle borders. I first thought the rust for the inner, then medium green. BUT, now I'm thinking yellow has to be the inner border.

    The pattern calls for the big print to be the outer border--and to be 7" wide--but it's just seems too busy to me. I left the 3rd border off in the last one.

    Help me decide!!!!
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    We all have such different opinions you know you're going to get 50+ different ideas. :D And in the end you'll still have to make that final decision! :shock: For what it's worth, and it's not much...

    I'd use that light cream (is it the yellow you mentioned?) then the third color, that deep red and then the flowers again if you have some left. I don't know if I'd make it 7 inches wide but at least 4" - 5". What ever you do it's going to be beautiful!

    Of course you could run all 5 rails around the whole thing.

    Just keep putting them up against the quilt. Pretty soon something will say, "It's me! I'm the one!!!" and you'll know it when it happens.

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    "It's me! I'm the one!!!" and you'll know it when it happens.
    They all talk at once or no one's talking. :D

    I do like that yellow though--for the first one. And green will be a binding... the rust was always a favorite....

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    I can relate. When I was building my Garrulous Quilt (aka Big Yellow) it kept yakking and yakking at me and kept growing. It was hilarious except it was breaking the bank listening to it. It just wouldn't be quiet.

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    I'd put a narrow border (1 inch finished) of the dark red/rust to frame the quilt and put a wider border of the light green and bind it with the dark green... or put the dark green as the border after the narrow red and put the light green as the binding... :)

    I wouldn't make the last border any wider than 4 inches finished...any wider and it would dwarf the quilt center. (only my personal opinion) :)

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    The normal size directions suggested the 7" border for the 3rd--so since I made it smaller--4" would be about right.

    Thanks!

    Yellow? Rust? Yellow? Rust? :?: :?: :?: :?:

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    Okay--rust won. I decided I didn't want yellow next to the yellow stripe in the squares. I had to think of something! :wink: It's 1 inch finished. It looks good. Now for border 2....

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    Wow!!! Definitely on the one of the prettiest I've seen list!! Can't wait to see it all decked out with the borders!!

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    I'm with Shadow on this one too! Its very pretty!

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    I was going to suggest the dark green as the inner border. There is very little of that, and none of it is near the edges, so I thought that would be striking.

    But if you have gone with rust, that will look good too.

    Post pics when it is done!

    Wendy

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    I think that I would like the rust color for the inner border. But I am new so I don't think you want to go with my choice. Kyia

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    you've already told us which colors you want. you aren't listening to your heart and instincts - which happen to be right on the money, m'dear.

    your three favorite colors in the quilt are the yellow, rust and green. you had already decided on green for the binding. you've done the innermost border in rust (good choice, by the way). that leaves yellow for the second border. i wouldn't do 7", either. 2 or 3 at the most.

    you have already said you don't like the idea of the flowered fabric in the border. too busy, you said. i'm sure the camp will divide on that. (i'll be on your side. :lol: )

    trust yourself, grasshopper. you're better at this than you think. :wink:



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    i also agree with shadowdancer

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    azdesertrat--I love the quilt in your avatar!

    PatriceJ--ha ha--you made me laugh. :D I've never been called a grasshopper before! :D

    I tried the yellow next--thinking a slighty wider piece than the rust--but I haven't cut it just yet. I'm not sure yellow next is the best idea. But I'll decide soon and post pictures when it's done. I have it hanging on my ironing board so I can peek at it often--waiting for the next color to holler. :wink:

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    Just come in from a short holiday - my choice would be 1 inch finished in in rust, then one and a half inches finished in yellow, then four inches finished in one of the greens, then the other green in the binding... 7 inches in a floral would kill it.... has to be plainish for the borders, you will be super pleased like I was when I changed things for plain borders... the centre then stands out beautifully... the other way it is too busy.... looks a mess.... trust me !!! Please post photo when it is finished... love to see it...

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    Ha ha--joy--I think you'll like the decisions I made. Here's the link to the picture of it done.... :wink:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/3524.page

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    i also agree with shadow dancer.
    if i get stuck, which is a lot of the time, i audition different borders, just lay them on, and take a pic of each with the digital. i can put it on the computer and get a much better perspective by seeing it with new eyes.
    a lot of times that helps me make a decision.

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    I think I would use black as the first border. It would bring out all the other colours since you do not have any black right on the edges.

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    That baby is going to have a georgious quilt. Love the colors.

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    Nice job! I love all the colors. What did you do? I'm with the others that "interviewing" borders is the way to go. They truly say, "I'm the one" when you've hit on the correct one. I'm thinkin' I would use the middle color for the first border about an inch or so) and the floral for the second and wider border.

    M

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