Okay, I'm back and I brought a new poll with me.
I need some advice on which border fabric looks best with this month's Le Petite project, George (a Schnibbles pattern). Here's what George looks like so far (I haven't sewn the outer teal border yet, but it's in place, so I think you can see what it will look like):
Now that's as far as the pattern goes, but I think I want to add a final border. I've searched through my stash and selected two possibilities. First is a red stripe:
Second is a yellow stripe:
I should mention that the border yellow looks deeper than it does in person--it actually looks like just about the same shade as is in the center of the quilt. And you should also know that there are two blues in the center fabric--a teal blue and a medium/light blue. There's also a red and a deep, hot pink. It's kind of a different combination of colors, but I think they work well together.
I know it's kind of hard to decide between the two fabrics based on the separate photos, so here are both possibilities with the center of the quilt top, all in the same photo, so you might be able to compare them a bit easier:
So far, I haven't been able to decide between the two fabrics because I can see the positive aspects of both. And although I can't promise to go with the one that gets the most votes, your vote will factor into my decision. Please also feel free to leave comments if you'd like.
I suspect a couple of you might want information about the fabric I've used so far. The center of the quilt top is made from a line called Rose Parade by Moda, and I bought charm packs from the Fabric Shack. It looks like they might be out of the charm packs now but they do have layer cakes listed. I particularly wanted to mention the Fabric Shack because they were very helpful when I was looking for fabric to piece for a backing for the Ghastlies quilt. I placed an order for 6 yards of a fabric they had on sale, and they emailed me to let me know they only had 2+ yards. I asked them to pick something else for me, I told them I was looking for a sale fabric and what I was willing to pay per yard, and I sent them a photo of the Ghastlies so they knew what I had in mind. They found 6 yards of fabric on sale for about a dollar less per yard than I had specified and I couldn't have been happier with the selection. It's certainly nice to find good customer service, particularly when it's from an online source.
So what do you think about my border dilemma? Don't forget to vote, and thanks for your input!