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Thread: Batik Bargello - Check Out the Photo on Page 5 :-)

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    Super Member Chele's Avatar
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    Your opinions please? Do I add border(s) or leave as is?

    My thought is to add a 4" inner border of the fabric shown on my cutting table. Then, use up the leftover strips to make a 2" wide, pieced outer border. Borders will make the quilt a bit bigger. It's 44" x 66" now. What do you think?

    Thank you! I've been hemming and hawing over this too long. I need my wall back! LOL!

    Batik Bargello, 44 x 66
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    Leftover tubes of strip sets.
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    Possible border fabric. I used this fabric in the quilt, but it's hard to see it!
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    chele, what a georgeous wonderful quilt. you did a fantastic job. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    i am certainly no expert, but my first reaction is to say don't put any border on at all. the eye is drawn to the center naturally and a border might interrupt the flow.
    just my opinion and it is worth exactly what you paid for it :wink:

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    I'd suggest a border as a "frame". It would set off the pattern. I also like your idea of using the scraps for a little pieced edge. The quilt is beautiful. You are the master of bright beautiful colors. I love 'em. Sara

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    Chele, That is just gorgeous. I like your idea of the 4" border, will frame a quite beautiful picture, but not sure about an outer border, may detract from the wonderful design.

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    I might put a 1" finished deep colour (reads black) as a 1st border & then that lovely border print as the final one. I think I'd save all those neat batik chunks for another scrappy project or something you could use them on as a piano key border.

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    8) I agree with the one border reply. Two would be too much. It's an amazing quilt!!!

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    I agree with Thimble's idea - thin dark border and then the lovely print outer border. Save the rest for a scrappy quilt. The eye really is drawn to the centre, isn't it?

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    I vote for a 1-inch black border, then a one-inch printed border, then a 1.5" or 2" black border.

    or just a 2" black border.

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    What a wonderful quilt!

    I like your border idea.

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    Chele, thats gorgeous, you did a great job. Love batiks, 1 border of what you show is my vote :lol: :lol: Nancy

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