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Thread: Somethingsot right

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    Thanks to all. I too think the diamonds don't go with this project. Any sugestions on the color I should use instead. I also planned on adding another border of machine embroidery. But I'm not sure that would go with the theme either.
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    love the center... the border-not so much
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    I don't see any of the border colors in the center. Repeat, repeat. I feel the border is much too much for the dresden. The border would look good on something, but the plate is soft looking. I would repeat part of the inner for the outer. JIMHO

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    I do not like your border with the Dresden Plate. I would go with a simpler border so that the Dresden Plate stands out. Good Luck.

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    As originally pictured, it lacks harmony. You have colors fighting with each other, patterns fighting with each other, and 'styles' fighting with each other. Sometimes having one of these elements fight with another will work, but not all three.

    Change the border to red and blue, or red white and blue to bring the colors out in the Dresden. It shouldn't be too complicated of a border either ... Piano keys (wide strips) might work and "mimic" the Dresden somewhat.

    I'm not completely taken with the birds in the corner .. wondering if plain red would be better.
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    I really like the border but not on the soft and sweet dresden plate. It is just to bold for the center design. I think I see two quilts in your future. Both parts are great apart.

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    The border is quite overpowering. Isn't it great to be able to ask other here on QB. We have our own great big classroom right here.

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    Both parts are great but not together.JMHO If you use the center, do a softer border in blue and cream? The diamond border would look great on a green or blue center panel. It is your quilt though so go with what you think looks best.

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    i love the center ,but i think you nrrd a softer boarder ,maby some red and blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    Thanks to all. I too think the diamonds don't go with this project. Any sugestions on the color I should use instead. I also planned on adding another border of machine embroidery. But I'm not sure that would go with the theme either.
    I would hold this lovely embroidery for another project. The lavender/purple in these flowers isn't shown anywhere else in the quilt. Drop the green diamond border too, as recommended by others. I like the idea of using red.
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