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Old 02-21-2013, 05:42 PM
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This is a quilt that is pieced and on my design wall, no borders yet. Since the design is busy I think that solid borders work better but I also realize this isn't very exciting. What would you do?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:48 PM
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I like what you've shown here.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:02 PM
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It's beautiful just the way it is!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:08 PM
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Probably keep it the way it is, beautiful! But if you are dead set on a different border, what about bigger squares that match the little ones?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:08 PM
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I'd probably find a great floral or add floral appliques to the border.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:12 PM
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I like it. A plain border will give you an opportunity for some nice quilting that will show up great.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:12 PM
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It does look beautiful the way it is!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:19 PM
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Personally, I think the borders have too much visual weight for that center. They're dense and heavy looking. The center is light and airy in both color and pattern, the borders should evoke the same feeling not weigh it down. No criticism intended, you asked.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:39 PM
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I like the border you have chosen. I thgink it gives it balance and your center is the focus.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:00 PM
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I think you need the plain border to calm the center down. If it were my quilt, I'd want all the attention for the gorgeous pieced center.
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