Monday, April 23, 2012

Kona Cotton Overload

I'm trying to decide which Kona solid {link to Marmalade Fabrics, highly recommended} to use for bordering my scrappy postage stamp top.  I've narrowed it down to 12 choices and I'd love your input!  You can click on the photo for a larger view.


Clockwise from top left, we have: Tomato, Tangerine, School Bus, Robin Egg, Olive, Grass Green, Wine, Butter, Chartreuse, Daffodil, Lagoon, Pacific.

What do you think??

By the way, I just found out that my mini quilt has been nominated as one of the finalists in the Festival of HSTs! Go here to vote, for me or any of the other great finalists. :) 

22 comments:

Jan said...

Tangerine or Chartreuse would be my choices. I think I'd go with the Chartreuse.

Jenelle said...

For some reason I am really drawn to the blues (especially lagoon). I think a big, wide border of any one of these solid colors would be stunning!

Kelsey said...

Chartreuse is my #1 pick! But I think lagoon would look nice too :)

Toni said...

My vote goes for Robin's Egg or Chartreuse, though I think any of these colors would look great.

Julianne K said...

Chartreuse or lagoon...I make alot of these myself and the brighter borders always look the nicest!

Alisa said...

I like Lagoon. But what about two borders? Then I'd pick Lagoon for the first and Pacific for the second. :-)

Jennifer said...

I know green and orange are big colors this year, but i'm definitely feeling the wine or the pacific and lagoon.. any of the choices are beautiful though and it'll be great!

twelfthzodiac said...

My first thought was "12 choices?! That hardly seems narrowed down...haha!"
Do you know what you'll use for binding? I would love to see it bound in Pacific... or maybe do a double border & have the outer one Pacific. I like to frame things up in darker colours most of the time I think. lol

Katie B. said...

Wow! Such great choices. I vote lagoon.

Congrats on the HST!

Alli said...

I love lagoon the most on its own, but I think with your quilt I'd like chartreuse the best. :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Huge congratulations!
It's such a tough decision, I love orange but I'd not use it here because the orange already seems to stand out in the quilt. I like the neutrals or the wine but my favourite is the Robin Egg. Alternatively you could use them all and make a border of solids like in your picture?! x

Annie Walsh said...

Chartreuse all the way its such a favorite of mine. Your quilt is wonderful!

Katie said...

I'm trying very hard not to choose one of the oranges. I keep thinking ho great it looked on Chelsea's quilt. Orange aside, it would be awesome though,I vote for chartreuse!

CJ said...

Grass green!

Debbie said...

I like Grass or Pacific best. Hey - we're doing the same thing on the same day again - what's with that?!

Patti said...

Love them all! Ha! Sorry, not helpful I know. I'd audition them separately and then pick the one you like the most! Congratulations on your nomination too...heading on over to vote!

Chelsea said...

It's going to look awesome no matter what you pick, but since we're voting I'm going to say the dark blue...Pacific ( I had to go check the post again for the name!). But it could just be that it reminds me of colours you've used in the past, so maybe I should suggest something like daffodil to stretch your palette. You need to do what I did and head over to Van and Spool of Thread for the day so you can audition them!

Or order some of each and piece the border to look like the layout!

felicity said...

Congrats on getting to the finals - will go check it out as soon as I finish saying CHARTREUSE all the way, baby.

CityHouseStudio said...

Pacific or Chartreuse!
Congrats on your mini quilt, you must be thrilled!
I'm off to vote!

Jess said...

Lagoon (although any would look fab) Congrats again on your top 10ness :o)

Kate said...

Daffodil or Robin Egg - though I may just be drawn to them because they're in the corners.

Already voted for your mini!

Kirsten N said...

Love the dark blue and the chartreuse for the binding will be perfect!