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Thread: Is this border too heavy?

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    Is this border too heavy?

    This is a piece resulting from a mystery quilt thingy from my guild. The fabric selection instructions were so vague I ended up with this very blue piece. Don't get me wrong; I love blue. I already pulled out some mismatched (pinky) blocks and I'm left with this. I'm trying to take it up to a usable size (Bed) It's at roughly at 56x 70 and I'd like to get it up close to 65x80. Of the original materials I either couldn't see them as a large border or there wasn't enough.
    Should I go to the store??? I only need about 3 yds.
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    I like that border -- it makes the other colors glow.

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    Oh no, I like it. looks good!!

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    I also like it. Your center blocks have "mass" and so it doesn't seem like an overpowering border. it's beautiful!

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    Honestly, I'd go to the store. I don't think the border really matches the rest of the quilt. I think I would stick with the medium to the medium dark border..... either one of the first two colors in the second to the last row. Just my opinion.

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    I think you found a nice balance. The quilt and boarder look good together. IMHO I would do the binding in the gold.
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    I really like it. I like blue/brown and the gold works to make the colors merge!
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    I think it depends on the effect you want. The center blocks seem to look deeper and richer with that border. If you want to lighten up the quilt I would get a different fabric. Personally I think it will be beautiful with the dark border. It gives the whole quilt a feeling of elegance.
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    I think it's fine. Save your money for another project. Your proposed wide boarder keeps with the modern feel.

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    I love it! If you hadn't included the border fabric in the main body I would have used one of the blues but it looks awesome to me.

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    I like the brown. Especially since there is a lot of blue in the quilt already. It does "match" because that same fabric is clearly seen IN the quilt!! Looks good!!
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    It carries the color from the center. I would use a blue binding though. Quilt looks great.

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    Perfect!

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    I think the border takes it in a very modern direction. I think I'd use it.

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    i vote for that one
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    I like it....it pulls all the colors together.....takes the blueness out of the quilt and makes it all blend.....great quilt top!

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    I love the border with this great quilt combo.
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    I like the border. It looks great with the rest of the quilt.
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    I like it also. Seems to complete the quilt. Nice job.

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    Personally, the brown seems a bit "heavy" to me.

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    I like it. The other colours pop!

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    Count me in on liking the border you have in the pics! I think it pulls the whole quilt together..good job!
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    It brings out the gold and tones down the blue - save your money for another project down the line!

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    I really like the brown border it is a nice balance

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