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Thread: Opinions please!! this just doesn't look right to me!!

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    Super Member Barb_MO's Avatar
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    I like the drunkard's path and the border, but the part that would bother me is the light of the drunkard's path looks like a very stark white and the border fabric looks like it has off white or even tan. I think I would find something that has the white/white in it. I think it would look nice as someone mentioned, a plaid that might pull in a complimentary color.

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    I think the border disappears next to your blocks. I would suggest a flange or narrow border in black to stand up to the design, then add two borders, 1st 3", 2nd 5". I think a strong light inner and maroon outer with same color binding beyond the initial flange.

    Just my opinion - love your fabrics. I HATE TO RUN OUT but sometimes things work out even better that way!!
    Thank you so much, I can look at others quilts and be more objective than with my own and alway ask for advise.

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    I agree with the others... it needs a narrow strip of fabric between the quilt blocks and border.
    Try out everything from lights to dark and see what suits your fancy.

    VERY nice quilt.

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    Do you have enough of the white to put a small border before the other border fabric? I think the border fabric is fine but a small white border first would be even better. Your Drunkard's Path blocks are awesome!

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    It's very pretty, but I tend to lean to what Sarah posted about the floral border and agree that a solid maroon border would suit it better.
    Diane

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    I'm thinking that a dark burgundy, narrow border would work. This is a beautiful piece. It works for me just how it is but a stopping point might make the difference. I don't see a white border at all. If you are going from white in the center to off-white in the border.... I think that would be distracting. Solid, or burgundy and black print, for narrow border and binding is my suggestion.

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    I think it is beautiful, their is nothing wrong with it. You are a marvelous quilter, do not daught yourself for a minute.

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    The first thing I thought when I read your post and looked at the pics was it needs a narrow inner border in the white...or gray...but then I almost always want and inner border. Then I read on and see lots of others think it needs an inner border though some thing dark and some think light. I would audition both if I had them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post
    yes, Joyce has it right on...it needs a small white border between the main section and the border.
    This was my thought as well. Either white or black, but a small border before the floral border would frame the main part of the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post
    yes, Joyce has it right on...it needs a small white border between the main section and the border.
    Ditto what these ladies said!

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