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Thread: Need border opinions, please

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    Senior Member vbourck's Avatar
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    I am trying to finish a quilt for my s-i-l for Christmas- coming down to the wire here, and now that it is time for borders I can't seem to decide which is better. I have a green/purple fabric and one that is more purple. i wanted the quilt to read more purple, but it didn't turn out to be as purple as I had hoped. But in looking at the pictures it looks like the green is the better border fabric. Any helpful comments appreciated.

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    Senior Member vbourck's Avatar
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    Sorry, is there a way to make the images smaller?

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    I like the purple better for the border. The green seems to fade away from the quilt.

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    I like the purple.

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    Do you have enough of that dark purple left to use as the border?

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    Oooh, both colors really change the feel of the quilt. Isn't it amazing how it can do that. The green softens it a lot while the purple makes the block design really pop. For myself, I prefer the look of the purple border.

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    I like the purple better for the border.

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    No, I have very little of the dark purple as not much was needed in the original pattern. My 14 y/o son came in and looked at it and said "the purple is better". Now how does he know that???
    I can't believe how fast you all have responded. Thanks so much for the input.

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    Your pictures, smaller




    I would go with the purple, but I would piece it using the lightest, the darkest, and the one you have shown here pieced in a pattern that fits the edge size attractively. The green seems too pale to me.

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    I would think the dark purple from the center square would be perfect, if the only choices are the two colors you show I would choose the purple.

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