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Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Border Ideas

Here are a couple more border ideas for my Dear Jane quilt. The top photo shows a 2 inch harlequin border and in the smaller photo is a 1 1/2 inch sawtooth border. I'm not sure that I have a preference to either (except that the harlequin border goes together a lot faster than making all of those tiny half square triangles for the sawtooth border) so I would like to hear your opinions and suggestions!

16 comments:

quiltinbysea said...

Hi Susan,
I really like the Harlequin, a lot calmer to look at, just my humble opinion of course.
Thanks for leaving a comment on the Buderim Patchwork blog, how impressive, 2nd comment. Thanks for the Birthday Wishes, we are all pretty excited about it over here.
Hope you win a prize.
Andrea

Needled Mom said...

Tough call, but I think I like the second one best. It seems more in line with the block size to me.

Julia said...

I love the diamonds!!!!

Barb said...

I like the first one!!

Anonymous said...

I like the sawtooth one over the squares on point. However, if the squares on point had neutral on the outside & prints in the squares, I think that would be my favourite!

quilting gail

Kat said...

I like the Harlequin best. I think the squares and the regularity compliments the quilt somehow. Being easier is a nice bonus, too.

Melanie said...

Hia Susuan gosh I had a lot to catch up on here. 1st a congratulations on the centre of your Dear Jane quilt. It looks so good. The colours your've chosen work so well together. I like the harlequin border best out of all the ones you've shown. It doesn't dominate yet the size and design suit the blocks.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow tough decision, but I do think I like the harlequin.

jovaliquilts said...

Not sure! I think the diamonds, which I prefer as a design, are a little dense and attract my eye. THere's just so much more concentrated color there than in the design. Could you lighten it a bit? It's so hard to tell from photos!

PatchworkRose said...

I like the Harlequin. It then becomes more of a closed colour/border if you know what I mean. Just love what you are doing :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Jackie said...

My favorite is the narrow strip of the braid from the prior post best. I must say that they're all so pretty. I can't wait to see what you pick and a picture of the whole quilt!

Hazel said...

I think I like the second one the best ,which ever you choose I'm sure it will look wonderful .

Barb said...

I really like Harlequin, it seems like a nice balance to your DJs! But having said this...I would love if you would do a tutorial of the *braided* border in the previous "choice" list :>)!! The *braided* border is really unique to me, and I would love to know how to do it! Have a great rest of the week!

Joyful Quilter said...

I agree with Jackie, I like the narrow diagonal strip from your first post...the harlequin second. Whichever you do I think will be wonderful.

Karen said...

Harlequin border!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I like the sawtooth border best - lighter, more in scale with the blocks, less demanding on the viewer to NOTICE ME ... just adds a LOT to the overall quilt!

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