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Susan replied on Wed, Mar 7 2012 6:15 PM

The plain grey border with thin red border is what I would choose> the red was the first thing I pictured. Keeps it simple too!     Susan

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Diana replied on Wed, Mar 7 2012 6:20 PM

Here's my 2 cents for what it's worth.  I also like the idea of a thin red frame then the solid gray border with a couple prairie points.  Piano keys would be way too noisy and take away from the great blocks.

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Ginny replied on Wed, Mar 7 2012 6:21 PM

I too, like the addition of a thin red line with plain border.  Ginny

 

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Sue replied on Wed, Mar 7 2012 6:27 PM

Hi MaxNTopeka,

I'd like to throw in my 2 cents, I agree that a thin red border would look stunning, followed by the lighter grey outer border.  IMHO piano keys would detract from your wonky blocks, which are very pretty.  A few prairie points thrown around would tie the points within in the quilt to the borders.  Maybe the darker grey for the binding, the black, while dramatic, I think would be too much for this top.

Whatever you decide, it will be a wonderful quilt.  Please do post photos when you finish.

Sue, In the Piney Woods of East Texas

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Barbara replied on Wed, Mar 7 2012 6:29 PM

Max looks like the piano keys are taking a bad hit here LOL   barbara

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The Quilt Daddy:
So maybe you should be a red border followed by the piano keys which would satisfy everyone who has given their opin ion.

I really like this idea. The top left block reminds me of a tuxedo and the red of a rose. What could bring it home more than the thought of music and piano.

 

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Kris replied on Wed, Mar 7 2012 7:15 PM

Lovely quilt Max. I agree that plain borders would work better than piano key borders. I like the idea of some prairie points as well.

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mars92 replied on Wed, Mar 7 2012 7:23 PM

Max

Now that everyone has given there 2 cents- I can't just sit by and not give mine.

First this quilt reminds me of a very elegant and understand man's tuxedo and I do Love it!  Keeping that in mind. I think the borders should be simple as in a "cummerbund" effect to accent the blocks. Thus, I love the ideas as others Nana, Gina etc. have suggested of doing a dark grey, black, borders/bands then bind it in red. I gotta think it would be so striking to bind it in Red as to add that touch of "rose" to the man's tuxedo!  Just my thoughts!

I think the piano keys would distract from your quilt and lose the over all effect you are trying to achieve -which is make the blocks the focus of your quilt.

Another beautiful quilt from you!

 

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Annie replied on Wed, Mar 7 2012 8:15 PM

Max,

I like the thin red and grey border idea better than the piano keys. I think the red and grey will continue with the overall elegant look the quilt already has. IMHO 

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I love it when everyone agrees!  LOL!!!

I knew ya'll would come thru with some great ideas, and you did.  Thanks to each of you!  Looks like this quilt will take a little bit longer to finish than I planned. Thanks to all of you, I have decided what finishing touches I will do to the top. 

But your suggestions did touch off a spark of an idea I have just GOT to try.  But it will require a brief trip to the LQS this weekend since I am completely out of red.  By then I should have that spark fanned into a flame.

Thank you for your kind words about the wonky log cabin! You guys are so encouraging and supportive...better than Spandex!

Max

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Stephanie replied on Thu, Mar 8 2012 10:58 AM

MaxNTopeka:

But your suggestions did touch off a spark of an idea I have just GOT to try.  But it will require a brief trip to the LQS this weekend since I am completely out of red.  By then I should have that spark fanned into a flame.

Sounds exciting Max. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

 

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Annette replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 11:21 PM

Beautiful quilt Max.    I'll be anxious to see what you come up with.   I liked several of the suggestions - you may have to do another version or two so we can all vote on the visual results.

Annette

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