Friday, March 02, 2007

Opinions Please

Here is the center of my miniature! Wooo Hooo! I only lost "some" points, but for that small not bad. Now my dilemma. It gets a small 1-1/2" border around it. I started out thinking maybe a brown or blue or the really pretty goldish/brown - but those seemed pretty flat when I tried them.....
So then for fun I plopped down the fun cheddar fabric I have.... nope.....

Then thought maybe the really pretty dark red I had in it - yes, I think much better - what do you think?


But then I laid down the poison green and that looks pretty good too.

So what do you think? Any of these or something else?

43 comments from wonderful readers:

Patti said...

I like the red the best - it sings to me the loudest. But then I like red more than green! It's such a neat looking quilt Dawn!

Leah S said...

I like green... but the print is too small for my liking. The red print size is the best match... so say, you don't have anything like that in green, do ya? ;)

Karen (Misiz C) said...

Wow oh wow! I love your quilt! .... and amazing considering the scale. Even tho green is my favorite color, I think the red works the best.

Julie said...

I love the quilt. The blocks are gorgeous. I like the red best for the border.

May Britt said...

The red is the colour that appeals the most to me. But it is your choice.

Beth said...

I like the red one the best. Nice quilt!

anne bebbington said...

Dawn - definitely the poison green - I picked it from the top picture even before I started scrolling down through your post. Apart from anything else it's matching block is in the centre far enough away from the border whereas the red will sit next to its block :o)

Judith said...

The red one.
Quilt looks great

Jane Weston said...

It looks like red and green are the popular choices..funny no one likes the yellow/orange :) Personally I like the red more...the green seems a bit flat.
Lovely workmanship...congrats.

Helen said...

For me, the red does it! The blocks look great by the way.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

The red made me say WOW!

BTW, it's darling!!!

Carol said...

Oh my gosh Dawn it is just awesome...I am drooling...can't wait to get upstairs tomorrow and make more of those tiny blocks. I LOVE the red border.
You have me hooked on these little blocks. I didn't ever think I could do anything that small. Thank you!

Meredith said...

res or green or what you like best. The little blocks are really neat and they look great. I really like the background fabric you chose to use.

joyce said...

I like the green color but the pattern on the red is a better size so I'd go for the red.

Belém said...

Red is one of my favorite colours. My choice goes obviously for red. I think it looks great here.

Terri said...

Another vote for red.

Beth said...

I think red too. The colors have something to dark enough to contrast to. VERY nice...

Anne said...

I'm usually more of a green person than a red, but I liked the contrast with the red fabric sooo much better. So now you know what I would choose, but in the end it is your decision :o)

paula, the quilter said...

I'm voting for the red too.

tami said...

I really think the red sets off the blocks the best.

Angie said...

Okay, Dawn, I'm the odd man out here. LOL It's perfect with the red, but you know what---I REALLY like it with the Cheddar too. :D I need to find some of that Cheddar for my stash. :) It's a gorgeous little quilt, BTW!!!

Libby said...

Dawn, it's just wonderful. For the border I say - pick red, pick red *s*

Darcie said...

Red for me, Dawn! I do love the green color...but on my monitor, the print messes with my eyes. Maybe it's not that way in person though.

What a darling little quilt! You amaze me!

Hugs to you...have a great weekend!

Elaine Adair said...

Wow - this is the longest comment list I've ever seen! I like the cheddar, but not so much of it. The read is cool, but the print is too large and there is too much of it. The green is perfect, but not so much of it. The FIRST one is definitely NO.

They are lovely.

Karen said...

Red my friend, definitely the red. You know how I love green, but that red print makes your mini just stand up and say "look at me".
I love it....

sophie said...

Before I saw any of the options, i thought green ... but, like almost everyone else, I think the dark red works best. It seems to bring out all the colors in your wonderful miniature blocks.

Bonnie said...

The red makes it look like an antique (to me) which is a great look - but since my favorite color is green, I would probably go with the green. However, the green gives it a more modern look and if you are going for a vintage look the red seems much better.

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, I love the dark red--really brings it out!

Sharon said...

I like the red too - have you tried a red more like the brighter one in the lower left corner? Red always seems to make things POP!

Melzie said...

dark red or gold :) xoxo melzie

Shelina said...

This is an amazing quilt - and you have done a wonderful job. I like both the red and the green, but I like the green one better. It may just be the lighting, but it looks like it lightens up the quilt and pulls out the colors of your blocks better.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Well I like the red first, then the green. The blocks are marvellous - I have a small quilt book out from the library, so hopefully I'll be able to try one soon.

Sarah said...

I like the poison green the best and then the dark red. I can't believe how tiny those blocks are! Great job!

Tracey said...

I like the cheddar. Maybe what you should do is a tiny border of the cheddar for a little sparkle, then that brownish/red one in the picture below the cheddar.

dot said...

I prefer the orange or should I say chedder. I am an orange person though. What about a 1/2 inch inner border with a 1 inch outer border? Just a thought.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

my 1st thought before seeing the previews was to use green - for that solo green block... btu then after seeing the photos I loved that cheddar color - and like the stripe print but not sure if "that" stripe print is the right choice..? Perfect color but print looks to modern for the fabrics in the center of the quilt...

...now to go read what everyone else voted for ;c) ~Bonnie

computerpeach said...

I really like the green - it makes it pop. The red just blends.

Lily said...

I'm thinking it needs two different borders, as the pieces in the blocks are so tiny that one fat border (even at only 1") will overwhelm the blocks. But it seems like most people that I prefer the red above all the other choices.

You don't have anything suitable in electric blue or royal purple??

Tonya R said...

Love the cheddar color, but not that particular fabric (don't like the stripe). A richer poison green maybe too. Or the red one you've got... they're all going to look good.

The Calico Cat said...

RED!

KC Sunshine said...

I personally love the orange (cheddar?) for excitement, but the green is very soothing. What a different look with each of your border choices! Thanks for sharing!

Lucy said...

I love to see a blue and a purple;-)

for now I vote for the red !

Judy said...

I vote red of those choices!!