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    Super Member Charming's Avatar
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    So here is the pcs of my son's quilt for his graduation. I need all of your wonderful people to think with me what is the best scenario for a border. Just plain green and black or braid (will that be too much?). There was too much green for my eyes to work with and i can't wait to be over with this but my dear son loves these colors :) and i want it to be perfect and i don't care if it is gonna take me long time to finish.
    Thank you all for your usual help and support.

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    Plain green and black, I think. Interesting that your eyes have trouble with all that green: I get that effect with reds. Sometimes I've been embroidering with red thread (by hand) and the thread seemed to shimmer.

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    Super Member Charming's Avatar
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    Thank you. When you say plain black and green what do you suggest?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster
    Plain green and black, I think. Interesting that your eyes have trouble with all that green: I get that effect with reds. Sometimes I've been embroidering with red thread (by hand) and the thread seemed to shimmer.

    Stunning top!

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    Maybe a narrow green border followed by a wider black?

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    I would say a thin border in either green/black and a wider border in whichover of those you don't use for the thin border (personally I'd do thin black border, wider green border, and black binding). But I'm still a beginner, but there's my 2 cents for what they're worth :)

    The quilt looks great!

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    I think a small black inner border - then a wider white border and bind in green. Great looking quilt, good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    Maybe a narrow green border followed by a wider black?
    I see it the other way around. Narrow dark (it reads blue on my screen) and a wider green.

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    I just do a nice good sized black border to pop everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    So here is the pcs of my son's quilt for his graduation. I need all of your wonderful people to think with me what is the best scenario for a border. Just plain green and black or braid (will that be too much?). There was too much green for my eyes to work with and i can't wait to be over with this but my dear son loves these colors :) and i want it to be perfect and i don't care if it is gonna take me long time to finish.
    Thank you all for your usual help and support.

    Faten
    If your son really likes the green, then I would sew a narrow black around it and then the larger green with the green also being the binding.

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    I love the color green, but, I am seeing too much green as it is so bright. I would use a narrow black border.

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