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Thread: Help me decide about a second border....

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    I have fabric in the lighter of the three greens that I could border the whole thing with or use another coordinating fabric in the collection, but the latter would be rather dark, like the first border. Should I lighten it up or quilt it as is?


    Thanks! (Oh, and pay no attention to those spots where the points are a little off... :roll: )
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    Beautiful!!! You could finish with a black. Lay a strip next to it and see how it looks. And your points are great! Good Job!!!

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    My personal opinion is that a dark border would draw the eye inward whereas a light one would draw it out. Now if you ask me which is better, I donít know! :) Can you take pics with the possible choices next to the quilt so we can see a little better your ideas?

    Rachel

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    I know is only my personal opinion, but I find that a black border makes every quilt stand out.

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    3 people said the same thing at the same time. Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    My personal opinion is that a dark border would draw the eye inward whereas a light one would draw it out. Now if you ask me which is better, I donít know! :) Can you take pics with the possible choices next to the quilt so we can see a little better your ideas?

    Rachel
    yep, as soon as i get off my lazy butt and do it. :) will do it later.

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    I think it's great as is. If you leave it like this.....IT'S DONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnordyke
    I think it's great as is. If you leave it like this.....IT'S DONE!
    I agree - I don't t ink it needs another border.

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    I really like it as is also. But if you want a boarder, I would vote for the darker one. That way the very light/bright green would stand out more on the inside. :)

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    I think an inner border of the lighter and a second border of dark would be nice :-P

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