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Thread: Which border?

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    Which border?

    I just finished the center of this Bargello and am looking at borders. I thought I wanted the black, but now I am thinking one of the reds.

    Which do you lean towards?

    Thanks for any input.

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    I like the black, but either will be beautiful!!!

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    the black shines best but the last red could do well too.

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    I like the last red.

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    I like number two, the deep crimson.
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    I wonder what the brightest red would look like, with a pretty wide binding of black to close the quilt up.

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    I like the cat.

    The Black is wonderful with this quilt. I would make the white inner border a bit narrower.

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    I like them all, but the black makes it brighter and it seems to pop. The red seems to quiet it down. So I guess its what you prefer.

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    i think the black with the inner white really makes the red in the bargello pop
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    Just to 'muddy the waters', I wonder what one of the greys would look like. When I have a dilemma like this, I put one possibility on half the quilt and the second possibility on the other half and then walk away. Over the next little while I revisit the room and glance at the quilt. The possibility that I prefer usually jumps out quite quickly.
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    Both will look great.
    How about the red with black binding.

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    I would be interested to see a black stop border instead of the white, and then the top red for the wide border. Don't overthink this one; they all look great, so whatever you choose will be lovely!

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    I liked the narrow white and wider black better than the red ones.

    How about taking photographs of what you have in mind a look at them.

    It is amazing how different things look in photos as compared to "real life."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVFD215 View Post
    Both will look great.
    How about the red with black binding.
    Oh, what a terrific idea! I can just see it.
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    ​I like the graphic look of the black but the red is pretty too.

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    I like the black.

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    I like the middle one
    And I love the cat

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    Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your opinions. Still thinking here...I have to buy more fabric unless I select the black.

    Dina

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    I really like #3, that red is perfect.

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    I like what you have in the first photo... with the black. Very striking and dramatic.
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    Love the black. The red will always pop out.

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    I like the black.

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    How about a gray inner border with a black outer border?

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    There already is a large amount of reds. I think the black will add balance and I really like the look of your black border.

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