Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Border Decisions

All the "flowers" are attached to the Bright Grandmother's Flower Garden!
Next decision - borders.
I could use some advice on this...

I've scoured the web and came up with the following as my final choices
(The top border is cut off because I didn't think about borders when I designed the quilt in EQ7 and there doesn't seem to be a way to add rows to the top without redrawing the whole thing.):

The simplest choice and the one I'm leaning most strongly toward:

This one would lead to a very uneven border which, I think, would work great if I wanted to hang it on a wall but not so great for a useful quilt:
Too much green?
What do you think?


  1. For me it's a close race between the first and third. To me, the first has a more modern feel and the third has a bit of a cool retro vibe. You can't go wrong. Looks like a ton of work though--have fun and good luck!

  2. I like the 3rd option, as well. I don't think it's too much green at all. If you think of an actual flower garden, there is a lot of green with the leaves, stems and grass around. I think the green along the border actually draws your eye into the colors of all the flowers more than the white around the border. In the 2nd option, I find myself looking more at the border than at the all the beautiful colorful flowers. Hope that helps!

  3. I like the third one. I think it unifies the whole quilts

  4. I like one and three. I would possibly lean more towards three because I like borders that are very clearly borders. :) Either that or I might see what option one looked like with non-hexie borders around it. It's looking good!

  5. I like the 3rd one too.
    I'm making hexagon flowers like crazy but don't ever see myself making a full size quilt out of them.

  6. Oy! Having trouble publishing. Hope its not a repeat.

    I like three. Two is too busy. Consider a fourth option. I'd like to see One with the solid green border like three.