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    So here is the pcs of my son's quilt for his graduation. I need all of your wonderful people to think with me what is the best scenario for a border. Just plain green and black or braid (will that be too much?). There was too much green for my eyes to work with and i can't wait to be over with this but my dear son loves these colors :) and i want it to be perfect and i don't care if it is gonna take me long time to finish.
    Thank you all for your usual help and support.

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    Plain green and black, I think. Interesting that your eyes have trouble with all that green: I get that effect with reds. Sometimes I've been embroidering with red thread (by hand) and the thread seemed to shimmer.

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    Thank you. When you say plain black and green what do you suggest?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster
    Plain green and black, I think. Interesting that your eyes have trouble with all that green: I get that effect with reds. Sometimes I've been embroidering with red thread (by hand) and the thread seemed to shimmer.

    Stunning top!

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    Maybe a narrow green border followed by a wider black?

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    I would say a thin border in either green/black and a wider border in whichover of those you don't use for the thin border (personally I'd do thin black border, wider green border, and black binding). But I'm still a beginner, but there's my 2 cents for what they're worth :)

    The quilt looks great!

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    I think a small black inner border - then a wider white border and bind in green. Great looking quilt, good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    Maybe a narrow green border followed by a wider black?
    I see it the other way around. Narrow dark (it reads blue on my screen) and a wider green.

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    I just do a nice good sized black border to pop everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    So here is the pcs of my son's quilt for his graduation. I need all of your wonderful people to think with me what is the best scenario for a border. Just plain green and black or braid (will that be too much?). There was too much green for my eyes to work with and i can't wait to be over with this but my dear son loves these colors :) and i want it to be perfect and i don't care if it is gonna take me long time to finish.
    Thank you all for your usual help and support.

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    If your son really likes the green, then I would sew a narrow black around it and then the larger green with the green also being the binding.

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    I love the color green, but, I am seeing too much green as it is so bright. I would use a narrow black border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenBlossom
    I would say a thin border in either green/black and a wider border in whichover of those you don't use for the thin border (personally I'd do thin black border, wider green border, and black binding). But I'm still a beginner, but there's my 2 cents for what they're worth :)

    The quilt looks great!
    I have been quilting for years, but this too, would be my suggestion. The black narrow border gives the eye a rest. Be sure to post pics when done. I love it so far! :)

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    Beautiful! I would add a black border and trim it in either solid green or a stripe if you could match the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenBlossom
    I would say a thin border in either green/black and a wider border in whichover of those you don't use for the thin border (personally I'd do thin black border, wider green border, and black binding). But I'm still a beginner, but there's my 2 cents for what they're worth :)

    The quilt looks great!
    that is what I would do too

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    Thank you all for your generous opinions. I am now just waiting for my son to come back from college so i would ask his opinion also and decide.

    Oh and just to give everybody an idea, even though my son knows about the quilt and he chose the fabric, but he doesn't know that i am getting the quilt signed by all his friends and i am thinking about the middle white piece to put his graduation pic with a massage underneath it if i learn how to use my embroidery machine :oops:

    Will update everybody

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    So here is the pcs of my son's quilt for his graduation. I need all of your wonderful people to think with me what is the best scenario for a border. Just plain green and black or braid (will that be too much?). There was too much green for my eyes to work with and i can't wait to be over with this but my dear son loves these colors :) and i want it to be perfect and i don't care if it is gonna take me long time to finish.
    Thank you all for your usual help and support.

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    I think Blk. To set it off.
    8-)

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    I love how its coming out!

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    a black border next would join to the outer triangles -- i think would look good --enough green-- black binding too

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    i would alternate green and black

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenBlossom
    I would say a thin border in either green/black and a wider border in whichover of those you don't use for the thin border (personally I'd do thin black border, wider green border, and black binding). But I'm still a beginner, but there's my 2 cents for what they're worth :)

    The quilt looks great!
    I agree with the thin black followed by wider green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenBlossom
    I would say a thin border in either green/black and a wider border in whichover of those you don't use for the thin border (personally I'd do thin black border, wider green border, and black binding). But I'm still a beginner, but there's my 2 cents for what they're worth :)

    The quilt looks great!
    I agree with the thin black followed by wider green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeriann
    I think a small black inner border - then a wider white border and bind in green. Great looking quilt, good job.
    DITTO. A small inner black border would frame it, the white wider border would make it pop and binding in green would finish it off. Beautiful quilt, can hardly wait to see it finished.

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    You people are just wonderful. Thank you all. I asked my son last night and he said whatever you want to put there is too much white in it :) funny

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    Your quilt is gorgeous! Someone may have already suggested this, but how about a thin black and then a wider green.

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    A black border would look great!

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    I agree,,,,,,, narrow border of one color, wider of the other...... your quilt is gorgeous!

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