When in doubt about color – try two selections!!!  I wasn’t sure with the pinwheel quilt if I wanted the gray border or the light green border that I showed yesterday — before adding the patchwork squares for the outside edge.  My first thought had been the gray – but I thought with all the dark colors maybe a light color would be better –

The green – all the borders are just pinned up there for audition


The gray:


I think the color flows better with the gray don’t you?  I had really thought I wanted the green until I started to put the patchwork strips up there to see what it looked like – and then it was like “yuk” – the gray it will be.

I think the binding will be gray also.

13 Responses to “When In Doubt”

  1. I like the gray, too! I think it frames it better. The whole quilt is looking wonderful.
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  2. Beautiful, no doubt about your choice, the dark gray is ok. The contrast with the white background makes blocks stand out.
    It’s true that comparing makes it easier to judge.
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  3. I vote for the gray!

  4. I agree, I love the gray!
    Vicki W recently posted…Silver ShadowsMy Profile

  5. Totally agree.
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  6. I think the gray helps all of the other colors to pop out.
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  7. Seeing the two pictures next to each other made the choice obvious for me. Grey it is! Good idea to audition both choices.

  8. Hi – The darker shade provides better contrast. May I suggest an inner border and binding in red or a dark blue? There are so many cheerful, vibrant colors in this quilt, they need a solid frame. I’m partial to red as its very traditional. :)

  9. Chris I already have the patchwork for the final border sewed together so no more borders for this one.

  10. I vote for the gray too! :) It makes the colors pop more, compared to the green…
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  11. I really thought the green when you showed them yesterday. But, as I see them put together–definitely the gray. Totally changes the look of the blocks.
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  12. The gray looks great from here!
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  13. Yep, the gray! Really makes things stand out with the pieced border following it. What a nice quilt this is going to be!

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