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border opinions pls   General Discussion

Started Jul-15 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 820 views.

From: Judy (DJZMOM)


I think I like #2 as it helps me "settle" a bit.  Neat quilt!

Ok, that is a good point.  I was leaning towards 3 but it is busy too.

I'm  feeling conflicted here.  I honestly prefer #3 - but not a single person is picking 3.  I can't figure out why I like 3.  It must be that my pictures aren't representative.  Then surely everyone would agree with me.... hmmmm.


From: judyinohio


I liked #3 at first when I saw your forum selection but my very distant view of it made me think it might be too "dotty". As I wrote earlier, I cannot enlarge forum photos.

Could you please send me a closer view of it by personal email?

Ok went back and looked again. Here is why I like 2 better than 3. The fabric in 3 seems lighter kinda grey in the thumbnail photo on my cell phone. The black in 2 makes all those little black pinwheels sparkle. Look at a thumbnail photo and then you will see. 

Looking at the quilt from your prespective on the design wall full sized I am sure it is different.


From: sueinIL


Going to reply before I see what others have chosen.


Sue in IL

the fabric in 3 is a small check - not a gingham, but looks like a hand drawn checkerboard.  I think I like the "playful" feel.  Also it isn't as stark a contrast as the black.  I started out with a wide board of the black multi and it truely felt like the top of floating.  So I made it narrower and like it a bit better.  I don't know if I"m leaning towards 3 because I really like the fabric and haven't been able to use it much.  Or if it really is better.  Yes, I'm over thinking.