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Yesterday I started a piano key border for my Love Ida Quilt. I thought it was the way I wanted to finish this quilt.  But the more I got done the busier it got and the less I liked the idea. 

I thought if I continued the green diamonds.  Giving a little more space for the eye to rest that it would be better.  I like it. 

 But I also like it this way.

What are your thoughts?


  • Karee says:

    It does not need the piano keys. Let your blocks tell the story.

  • Julierose says:

    Even though I am a pianist, I like it with just the diamonds, too (LOL) hugs, Julierose,

  • Quiltdivajulie says:

    no keys … just diamonds.

  • Vicki H says:

    Definitely the third picture.

  • Anita in Florida says:

    Love the look with just the diamonds!

  • Razzle Dazzle Quilter says:

    Sorry piano keys too busy, they distract the eye to much. I like the grey,diamond border best.

  • Material Mary says:

    Definately without borders..only diamonds…gorgeous

  • Becki says:

    No piano keys. The dark border and diamonds is my favorite. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  • Needled Mom says:

    I agree. I like it better without the piano keys.

  • Material Girl says:

    No piano keys!!!

  • Purple Pam says:

    I like the second one best. Great quilt. I like the diamonds in between the blocks.

  • Nedra says:

    The gray background really makes the blocks stand out best.

  • Flickenstichlerin says:

    Well, the piano border is too much, but only the diamonds look a bit dull, because the border is not reflecting what is going on in the blocks.
    There is always one perfect solution at least, for each individual person. And everyone may have another favorite. Perhaps I would cut little halfs out of the piano border to use it in another strip inbetween the diamonds. Don't know which way they should face right now.

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    I'm sure whatever solution you choose the quilt will be perfect and special. The colors are all so cheerful.

  • eva says:

    while i love piano keyboards…. i think this quilt is complete with just the green diamonds added.
    it did need those though…
    having said that…. to compromise, maybe you could make a multi coloured binding to frame the whole thing??

  • Nann says:

    I like the final version — charcoal and no piano keys. But that means that you will have four beautiful, straightened-up strings of piano keys that you will need to figure out how to use. (Too pretty to hide in a pieced back, I think.)

  • Unknown says:

    I like #3. It really shows off your blocks beautifully!

  • Gina says:

    I love the idea of the piano key border as in photo 2 but maybe add a thin border of the grey ( looks grey) inbetween the green diamondsborder and the piano keys. I would bind in the grey aswell xxx

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