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Thread: Can't decide, need your help

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    I am trying to decide on a border to finish my kaleidoscope quilt and cannot seem to find anything that really works. So far here are my options. #1 is a light silvery blue, # is a light blue and#3 is just adding more of the dark blue, or maybe I should just leave it the way it is. I'm not too sure about adding a second dark blue border since I have a narrow border to match the sashing. Maybe it would look like an afterthought
    You all have such wonderful idea, thanks for you help.

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    I like third one, wide drk blue
    they are beautiful by the way!

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    #3.

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    It looks like there is a tan/brown in the blocks. Maybe use a tan strip instead of the silvery/lt blue strip. Just a thought. Beautiful quilt:)

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    I like the third one the best :D

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    Can you find more of a medium blue...even the light blue seems too light. If you can't find a medium blue, I would go with option 3, that seems the best of the pictures you posted...at least to me.

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    I like the wide dark blue best.

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    So far I have not been able to find more of the right shade of a medium blue. That would be my first choice. I have tried a thin strip of a gold/brown like in the circles, but it looks very depressing

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    I am going to assume that you used up all the kaleidoscope fabric (or not enough left over for the wide boarder). That would be my first choice, so my second..... hmmmm.... the light blue.

    Sometimes we need to walk away from our choice and come back later. When I give things a few days to digest (with different light and different mind set), it all comes together and I'm happy.

    Good luck on your choice!

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    I like the idea of adding a narrow silver border followed by a wider navy border.

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    I like the third.

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    I like the 2nd with the blue inner, but make it very, very narrow. (1 inch, maybe, JMO). I also like the 3rd.

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    Dark blue Wide. They look like fine China Dinner Plates, collected together in a display. Beautiful.

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    my vote....plain dark blue. nothing to take away from the main blocks of BEAUTY!!!

    jodi

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilttiludrop
    I like the idea of adding a narrow silver border followed by a wider navy border.
    I like this idea too.

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    I like the dark blue border. It makes the plates seem to float. Very pretty quilt!

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    I am in the minority here but I like #2
    think the light blue makes the detail of the blocks jump out of the background.
    Whatever you decide...it is a beauty.

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    I like the third, the dark blue. It makes the kaleidescopes pop! Lovely. If you don't want it to look like an afterthought, can you remove the thin border and just have a wide border of dark blue?

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    #3

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    i like the lite blue and then bind it with the silvery blue it is just beautiful.

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    I agree with the 3rd choice, wide dark border.

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    Gorgeous.

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    I like #3 but with a narrow lighter blue between. This is very pretty.

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    #3 my vote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonnikka
    Dark blue Wide. They look like fine China Dinner Plates, collected together in a display. Beautiful.
    I agree whole heartedly....dark blue looks like a winner to me.

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