23 February 2013

Second Opinions

I think I've already decided what I want to do, but I'm looking for second opinions. Validation, I guess! Please forgive the crudely Photoshopped mock-ups, but which border do you like better?

The lilac?

lilac

Or the periwinkle?

periwinkle

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for your input!

32 comments :

  1. I do believe I like the periwinkle best. I think it is more in keeping with the other colors.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I really like the periwinkle, too, but... well, I'll explain in an update post.

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  2. Definitely the periwinkle would be my choice. Very pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Dita! I think periwinkle is winning popular opinion!

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  3. Periwinkle is best. Am tatting a varigatetd blue doiley for my Mom's birthday, and watching grandkids, so very busy. You make beautiful quilts. Love you.

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    1. Oh, Susan, I hope you'll share photos when you get done. I bet it's going to be beautiful!!! Thank you for the kind words and the vote!

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  4. The Lilac says "hello" The Periwinkle says "HERE I AM!"

    I like the Lilac better. Not so, in your face, check me out, kind of color.

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca. I think you've best said what I felt, and I wasn't sure, so thank you for explaining it so eloquently!

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    1. Yay, Karen! One vote for my gut instinct!

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    1. Thanks, Peg. I think I'm going to have to make a second quilt and use the periwinkle...

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  7. I vote for the periwinkle, but I must give full disclosure, and say that it is my favorite color, so I might be a little "biased." :)

    Hmmm did you cut any of the fabric on the bias? That would have been a truly good pun! If not, then carry on, my face is red, head hung low....I should leave the joke telling to the professionals. :)

    Blessings always friend. :)

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    1. Ha ha, Stitchy! Puns always appreciated here! The strips are not cut on the bias, but the entire French braid border will be bias! Do not hang your head low!

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  8. Both look nice, but I prefer the periwinkle.

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  9. partial to the periwinkle....either are very nice, and you can't go wrong in either decision...

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  10. I like the lilac because it allows you to see all of the pattern as a whole. With the periwinkle, you see that periwinkle border first. Then the rest. It draws the eye too much for me. :) But, hay, I'm a goat. What do I know? :)

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    1. Marigold, you're another who saw it my way. Maybe I have goat vision...

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    1. Yay, Deni! Another vote for what I see!

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  12. Lilac. So much more calm and relaxed.

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    1. Thanks, Anonymous. I hadn't thought of it like that, but I think you're absolutely right.

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  13. the lilac makes the whole seem balanced.. the periwinkle frames the center of the quilt kinda like a matting effect. I definitely like the lilac better as it makes the quit one whole piece instead of 3 distinct sections.

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    1. Thank you, Jody. That is another interesting viewpoint and a thought I had not considered.

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  14. oh goodness... i must choose?! both are lovely but 'say' different things, so it all depends on what message you want to convey! Either 'looks' perfect, now, what 'story' are you telling? I know, I'm no help at all! Love and prayers dear Deborah!

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    1. Thanks, Cara! I do love both. It was such a hard choice! I'm glad I don't have to make a choice like that again for a while!

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  15. I'm voting for periwinkle!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I went with the lilac, but I'm thinking if I have enough scraps left over when I'm done, I should make another quilt, even if a mini one, to do the periwinkle contrast because it is so beautiful.

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