Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Border Decisions...



That bowl of 2-inch half-square triangles I wrote about earlier this month is still full...even after making two more doll quilts/wallhangings. I am having a difficult time deciding on a border for this blue one...

a green border...

a blue...

or do a bit of contrast with a golden brown....

Any thoughts?

New Thought (thanks to first comment!) I've added a purple option...isn't it funny how in my mind this was the "blue" quilt and I had totally blocked the purple hst's...brain-freeze!)


I have another one done in blues, purples and golds with black accent blocks...that needs a border too but I think I have an idea for that one.

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Some of your blues seem to have a purple tinge to them - can you try a purple border?

Gypsy Quilter said...

Somthing light? With a touch of blue maybe.

And then some warm red, or possibly pink. or purple. Hmmm, this is a tough one.

Sarah said...

Yup - I like the purple border. Of course, I just biggie sized the purple photo and realized one of the blocks has some orange - that might be nice (and loud) as well...

Paul said...

I would do a bright yellow. But a more pale canary yellow would probably work too.

Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

straythreads said...

I like the purple best too. If I were doing it I might add a narrow (piping narrow) of a red violet , hot pink or gold. Like the beveled edge of a mat on a watercolor.
Ann

Sandra said...

Purple please. Hope you are doing well.

sewkalico said...

Purple! ;o)

Kathy in FL said...

My first reaction was to vote for the brown border, because this is your quilt not mine. But then Paul suggested yellow, which is what I would absolutely do, because blue and yellow are my two favorite colors. So now my vote is for a yellow border!

Dawn said...

What about a multi color high contrast- stripe or Kaffe?

Isn't it fun to have so many great choices? ...and suggestions ;-)

grannyanne said...

I really like the golden brown. For me it makes the center just pop right out!

The Civil War Quilter said...

I vote for purple! Darling little quilt whichever border you choose.

Janet O. said...

Purple gets my vote, but I like the idea of a narrow inner border. I would choose a light color--the lavender maybe, or light blue.

Kristy said...

I agree with purple! It will bring out those purples even more. I love your little quilts. K-

Merilyn said...

I like the purple border!!!

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Tough decision, but I like both the blue and the purple borders. Your hst's look fabulous the way you've set them.