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Thread: Batik Bargello - Check Out the Photo on Page 5 :-)

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    Super Member Chele's Avatar
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    Your opinions please? Do I add border(s) or leave as is?

    My thought is to add a 4" inner border of the fabric shown on my cutting table. Then, use up the leftover strips to make a 2" wide, pieced outer border. Borders will make the quilt a bit bigger. It's 44" x 66" now. What do you think?

    Thank you! I've been hemming and hawing over this too long. I need my wall back! LOL!

    Batik Bargello, 44 x 66
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    Leftover tubes of strip sets.
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    Possible border fabric. I used this fabric in the quilt, but it's hard to see it!
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    chele, what a georgeous wonderful quilt. you did a fantastic job. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    i am certainly no expert, but my first reaction is to say don't put any border on at all. the eye is drawn to the center naturally and a border might interrupt the flow.
    just my opinion and it is worth exactly what you paid for it :wink:

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    I'd suggest a border as a "frame". It would set off the pattern. I also like your idea of using the scraps for a little pieced edge. The quilt is beautiful. You are the master of bright beautiful colors. I love 'em. Sara

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    Chele, That is just gorgeous. I like your idea of the 4" border, will frame a quite beautiful picture, but not sure about an outer border, may detract from the wonderful design.

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    I might put a 1" finished deep colour (reads black) as a 1st border & then that lovely border print as the final one. I think I'd save all those neat batik chunks for another scrappy project or something you could use them on as a piano key border.

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    8) I agree with the one border reply. Two would be too much. It's an amazing quilt!!!

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    I agree with Thimble's idea - thin dark border and then the lovely print outer border. Save the rest for a scrappy quilt. The eye really is drawn to the centre, isn't it?

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    I vote for a 1-inch black border, then a one-inch printed border, then a 1.5" or 2" black border.

    or just a 2" black border.

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    What a wonderful quilt!

    I like your border idea.

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    Chele, thats gorgeous, you did a great job. Love batiks, 1 border of what you show is my vote :lol: :lol: Nancy

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    Wow Chele! That is too cool! :thumbup:
    I vote for a small (1" - 1.5") dark inner border, then the wider border of the fabric on your cutting board. I think the dark one will help 'contain' the bargello & show it off. Then use the scraps in a new quilt!
    :D :D :D

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    Yeah, personally I say stop the eyes. Without a small border (the dark sounds best) the pattern and bargello won't halt and thus leave the viewer wandering mentally.

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    Oh, I forgot to say WOW! :thumbup:

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    Chele it's BEAUTIFUL!!!! You did it! :) :) I am so proud of you!! :) :) :)

    On the topic of borders, it's a bargello, you don't want a border that is going to take away from the bargello design....if you want to add a border, make it a solid color so it's not competing with the center fabrics in the design.... if it was me, I would put a 4 inch solid black border on it, with black binding.

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    WOW :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
    I love your quilt. I think that I agree with shadow on the black border. Save thoses other scrappy borders for a different project.

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    I'm really of no help here.
    I just LOVE it! Border or no border!
    GORGEOUS!!
    If you need a home for it, I'll send you my address!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    It is beautiful Chele! Really beautiful! I wish I could chat with you in chat room, but my computer won't let me type in the chat -can you imagine? Thats like not being able to talk at a girls overnight! Whew! Anyways, wanted to say your Bargello is stunning! Loretta
    I have the same problem with the chat room. It'll let me in, but when I go to type, it says I'm not connected. I've tried everything to remedy the problem, but still no luck. UGH!

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    I'm with Shadow. A 4" black border would be the "frame" for your FANTASTIC, STUPENDOUS, AWESOME quilt.

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    Chele, It is a beautiful quilt!!! You can be proud!!! You might try printing a copy of your photo & then cut the photo out & place some scraps behind it to simulate a border in the way you were thinking of doing it & then try some black & see what that does for it. Stand back from it & look at it for awhile & then decide. It would be nice to get a little preview of what both would look like before choosing don't you think? I like everyone's ideas but I would like to actually see them before choosing. :D

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    Ohhh my gosh CHELE!!! That is amazing! You did yourself proud kiddo!!! I think you should MAKE MORE :D :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    That is truly incredible!! I agree, a small border would finish it off nicely. Fantastic work! You done well.

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    WOW!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'm really of no help here.
    I just LOVE it! Border or no border!
    GORGEOUS!!
    If you need a home for it, I'll send you my address!
    I am no help either but I love it too :lol:

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    AMAZING!! I'm in awe!! :P

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    Beautilful quilt! I love your fabrics, good job Chele :D

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