Saturday, August 29, 2009

What To Do....

It's binding time for my DQS7.
I'm beyond happy with how it all turned out seeing as how I just started cutting widths of strips and hoped that it would turn out an okay size.
It did!!
I even
had to make me one!


I'm looking for feedback on the following binding choices. I want a little something unexpected in the 'framing' of the quilt. Wanted to get away from the blue/green theme. Since I'm a sucker for orange, I had to try this out! My partner didn't say they hated orange, so I should be safe, right?

I do love a little black in all things. And add that polka dot......now I'm torn.


Or I could go a little safer with the bias stripe going around.


I love and adore this Amy Butler dot and want it in everything I do!!
Do I want it for binding??

So, if you have any opinions on what color binding I should use, please share. Although my husband would tell you that I never listen and that I already have my mind made up.
That could be true.
Maybe it's just a test.
Don't Fail Me Now!


76 comments:

  1. It's got to be dotty...but black or red?? I thought black at first but I really like the red too. Oooh, I'm rubbish at making decisions! They both look so fab, maybe you need to make another quilt so you can have both?! x

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  2. I like the black...but the AB red is nice too...

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  3. ALL of them! I can't choose ...
    Have a great weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

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  4. It's definitely that little pop of orange. It's wonderful!

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  5. Too cute! I like the red. It seems like it "ties in" a little more to the rest of the quilt. But really, all of them are great!

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  6. The black or red. They both look perfect and the dots are just right. Either would be beautiful.

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  7. In order of preference-Red dot, black dot, orange, stripe. Too many choices makes it tough to pick!

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  8. I like both the orange and the red/white.

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  9. Without seeing the rest of the quilt I'd have to say the red. I would go with the orange but the red seems a little more "safe" ;).

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  10. I'm a sucker for polka dots, so I like the black with polka dots or the red amy butler full moon dot fabric. It all looks cute though!

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  11. Well I guess I am in the minority, but I like the black polka dots THE best :-)

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  12. My vote is for the Amy butler dot!

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  13. My first choice is the black dot--it is striking! The Amy Butler dot also looks good! Anything you do will be fine as long as you like it!!!!!

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  14. After looking at your choices several times, I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. But, for some reason, I vote black!

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  15. I vote red or orange. The bias stripe is my very least favorite - i don't think it looks good at all! The AB red dot is adorable. Love it.

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  16. Orange 10 times over.

    Bias one is pretty good too.

    I like the unexpected myself.

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  17. orange or the red big dot - love them both - that's a toughie :)

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  18. going by the colour chart blue and orange are opposite eachother which would make them complimentary--which would give you a true "frame"--so the long and the short of it is I choose orange :)

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  19. Love the black, really frames it!

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  20. I like the b&w polka dot best, Amy Butler red and white second. Please show and tell more about this project; it looks interesting.

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  21. I don't know but I would not use the brown

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  22. Black with the dots..for sure Des....no question about it.

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  23. I vote black. Runner up would be the red, I think.

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  24. Definetly orange, it goes perfect

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  26. Black dot for the blue-green one for your partner and the Amy Butler dot for yours. Just sayin'..... :)

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  27. I'd have to say the orange! :)
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  28. I like the red Amy Butler dots.

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  29. love the orange with the black a very close second

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  30. red too match the red flowers in the green print. definitely red. there's no other option.

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  31. I love the orange with the fabric on the first photo, but I prefer the black with the lighter blues. (Are all these fantabulous prints on one quilt? I need a full shot please!!)I definitely don't like the bias stripe or the red polka dot (sorry hehe) so I think I would say the orange.

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  32. I love, love, LOVE, the orange. Go with it, Girl! :-)

    Love all this quilt stuff and still believe I will one day win one of your Thursday giveaways. And even if I don't, that's okay, too.

    Happy Sunday!

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  33. At first I thought the red dot, but I think I'd pick the black.

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  34. I think the answer is always black for me. That sure is super machine quilting you've got going on there!

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  35. black or orange. And if I'm your swap partner, I love orange :)

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  36. I actually like all the choices, but I'm leaning towards the black polka-dot.

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  37. Love love love the black dot!

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  38. If I'm not too late with my vote, it goes to the black and white polka dots. But any of them will look fab! Cute quilts.

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  39. #1 choice is black.
    #2 choice is orange.
    Cute quilt!

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  40. definitely the spotty red one...love spots and red! LOL

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  41. I really like the orange, but I think I would pick the red dot it's fab.

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  42. I think the red with white polka dots is the most striking and works with the quilt the best.

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  43. I love the red on the darker blue green and the stripe on the lighter blue but all the choices are fabulous

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  44. without a doubt, the Amy Butler Red Dot! It adds some punch but still works with the red in the quilt. I find the black a little distracting, even though I am a big fan of black..the orange is whimsical, and would probably be my second choice..definitely not the stripe...too safe, too blendy...

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  45. So so cute. I love the fabrics and love how they come together.

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  46. Orange! love it and great machine quilting there!

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  47. I love the red and white dots. It makes the red in the quilt pop out nicely. I also like the black though because it is classic.

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  48. I didn't read all the comments, so I don't know which is ahead, but personally I adore that Amy Butler dot.

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  49. I think the orange really picks up the little pops of orange and yellow in the fabric!

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  50. It's probably a little late...but I like the orange.

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  51. I love the orange and the stipe!

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  52. Red dotty fabric is the best, though the stripe is not bad either.

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  53. My vote is for the orange! Love the quilt!

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  54. You probably have the quilt bound already but I say red.

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  55. I loved the orange first. BUT the black really does something for me! I hope you decided because I could be easily convinced to use any of them. Can't wait to see what you decided on.

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  56. For me, the black and white just pops the whole thing!

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  57. I like your first and second choices..the other two don't do justice next to the beautiful quilt. :0)

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  58. I love the black. It makes the whole quilt POP!

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  59. Loving the polka dots. Either color looks great.

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  60. gotta be orange!!! PS - LOVE IT!!! (regardless of binding)

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  61. it's so fascinating how that tiny strip of binding makes such a big difference! i like the black polka dot but didn't see a lot of black in the quilt, just to throw in a twist--how about a dark brown polka dot? the orange is really nice too. can't wait to see what you decide!

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  62. I love the black and white polka dot!

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  63. What did you decide? I like the red dot.

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  64. black and white polka for sure! It looks fabulous!

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