Thursday, July 27, 2006

Santa #1, #2 or #3

So what do you think? Before the final outside border should I have a small piping of red? Or a narrow border of red? Or skip it all together? (note the red is a bit bright, it is actually binding from another project that I just used for testing since it was laying around).


20 comments from wonderful readers:

Nancy said...

I like it with the narrow red border best.

Tracey said...

I vote for #1. :o) I like the look it gives with just a hint of red. Spark. :o)

Patti said...

Dawn - I like the narrow red border. 1/2" to 3/4". I don't think the piping stands out enough. I love skinny accent borders, and put them in a lot of my quilts. Sort of like the second mat on a framed picture.

McIrish Annie said...

definitely need the red either border looks good to me!!

Judy said...

I agree definnitely needs the red. I'd stick to 1/2 or less.

Katjaquilt said...

I would choose Santa #1. You have a bit of extra colour but it doesn't dominate the quilt.

anne bebbington said...

Dawn - I'd definitely go with the middle picture a narrow border of red but in a slightly duller shade to match your santas - they look fab!

Lucy said...

I am always the one who choose something else.... I vote for #3 without the red. I like it simple and the santa's let do the work !!!

Tina said...

I'm the opposite of Lucy I like the red pipeing around the Santa's they are so cute...Hugs

Joanne said...

Ya got any of that red on the santa in the right hand bottom corner? That'd be my vote for a small border like #2. :-)

Mrs. Moody said...

I vote for the piping as well. I think it works really well to give it some final touches.

Screen Door said...

#1 gets my vote. The narrow border accents instead of dominating the quilt.

Nice work...
Melanie

Darcie said...

I like the piping idea, Dawn. Can't wait to see what you decide though!

quiltpixie said...

narrow red border gets my vote.... the piping feels too small, maybe with the red border? ;-)

Libby said...

I like the piping. Just a little something to add interest, but not too much.

Cathi said...

I'm sure you've got enough votes here, but just wanted to say, I love the wallhanging and I like it best with narrow red border not the piping...

Finn said...

Wow....all the way out to the outer borders?? Dawn, you are quite amazing..*VBS* I'm just not going to say anything for reasons we both know..LOL, and I'm going to sit back and see what you decide..*VBS*
It's looking great!! Hugs, FInn

Tonya R said...

Just being me, I wonder what it would like like with black (navy?) piping and then a large dark red border... Or plain navy rather than all those busy stars. That's just me.... They look great tho!

I'm the Cookie Monster too.

Lily said...

I vote for the narrow red border too. Love your santas - they are beautiful and make me want presents!!

LOL at the cookie monster :)

Rae said...

I like it with the piping. But the whole thing is so neat.

Rae