Friday, February 11, 2011

Which Border?

Well, I didn't sleep much last night, so I decided to get the borders done on my Shangri-La Disappearing 9-Patch.  This is my UFO challenge quilt and I would like to get it quilted by the end of the month.

I saw this border treatment on Keryn's blog and decided to try it.  I like the way it turned out.


Now, I have to figure out whether I like the red border or the blue border.


I thought about making the bigger border a green floral, but I don't have enough plus, I think there is enough green that I don't need to border it in green.  I like green, but I don't want it to be SO green, lol.

I'm leaning toward the blue because I think the red border will make it look too Christmasy and I don't really want that.

The blue will pull out the blue in the quilt, I think.

What do you guys think?

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16 comments:

knitnoid said...

The red looks so rich, but which ever you pick will be great.

Jolene said...

I don't see Christmas at all when I look at the red border and that is the one I liked and I think it was because there was so much blue on the blue side. I would be curious to see a picture with the red and blue border's switched around. Do you know what I mean?

pcflamingo said...

I love Disappearing Nine-Patches and I love red, so I'm hopelessly prejudiced :D

Marie said...

I love your quilt, and I have to say that I am partial to the blue just because it isn't as bold as the red. I wonder if the red border would be the focal point instead of the body of the quilt.

Stray Stitches said...

I vote for the blue. I covered each side separately to make a comparison and when the red side was showing the only color that really showed up in the quilt was the red. When showing only the blue side, it accented all of the colors evenly without making the red be the dominate color - does that make sense. Well, that's my two cents worth. I look forward to hearing which way you went.

Ann Marie said...

I can't tell the quilt has a bunch of green in it, but if it does, I would agree it would look Christmasy. So do the blue.

free indeed said...

I was thinking the blue made the quilt seem deeper in color, but it may be as someone suggested that some of the deeper colors are on that side? It may be lovely with either one..

Cherie in St Louis said...

I like the blue border. Something about it makes the quilt feel calm.

Mary said...

I'm thinking blue but then I use blue to pull a lot of my scrap quilts together.

Jo said...

I don't think either choice is wrong. I know that doesn't help. I think I'd go blue.

oscynquilts said...

I vote for blue, I like how it smoothly makes you pay attention to the piecing and it's soothing too.

katie z. said...

I like the blue too.

Cathy said...

I'd say, the blue. The red is rather overpowering, and the first thing my eye was drawn to. The blue compliments the quilt, and still keeps the eye on the whole quilt rather than the punch of colour from the red.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Hmm--I like the red. No Christmas thoughts at all. I think the red goes well with the brown in the top--same color family. The blue gives it a *cool* feel. Its whatever you like best!

Alycia said...

I like the blue.... I have no reasons why -excpet it made me go ahhhh

Melinda said...

Red! It doesn't look Christmassy at all. But then blog picture colors are often deceiving so you would know best. Certainly can't go wrong with the blue.

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