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Thread: Changed my borders and so much happier with my quilt!!

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    Changed my borders and so much happier with my quilt!!

    I got my borders changed!! I posted earlier about what border should I go with (and responses were split on the two choices I posted, so I felt either way, I couldn't go wrong!). I felt drawn to the lighter blue border on the outside with the narrow dark blue inner border. I also trimmed the innermost cream border so that it was proportional.

    I hated this quilt prior (see picture of the brown border I started with, it was all wrong for a variety of reasons for this quilt). However, now I am very happy with it! So glad I took the time to change them out. :-)
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    Oh yeah. That blue border looks so nice.

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    Oh my, I can hardly believe what a difference it made. It's perfect now! I like how you used a dark blue and then the lighter color to frame the quilt.
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    Very good decision. The blue really brightens the quilt. Pretty quilt!
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    Great choice! I like a dark first border. It frames the quilt.
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    Yes, I love the blue border too! Very pretty quilt!!

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    Yes, your final selection on borders. I love borders on most quilts anyway and I feel they can make or break the quilt. Good job.
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    You certainly made the right decision. The difference is quite amazing between the brown and blue borders. I am glad you are pleased. It's a lovely quilt.

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    Beautiful. What a difference. The floral border did not send me at all but this one is perfect.
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    I like the blue border too.

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    I admire your 'stick to it attitude'. It is truly amazing what the blue did for your quilt. It really pulled it together and is quite lovely. I like the dark inner border. You are right, the brown just wasn't effective. Very pretty now and I am glad that you like your quilt.

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    Super choice. It's a beautiful quilt and the border you chose is great. What is the name of the pattern, please? BrendaK
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    My what a difference a border can make. This has turned into a beautiful, almost sophisticated quilt. So glad you took the time to "unsew" that original border. Just lovely and my kind of colors. You did good!!!

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    What she said! Love it!

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    It was definitely worth the extra effort.

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    You will always get mixed opinions on this board because we all have various different opinions. I think the quilt turn out terrific as long as you are pleased with the choice you made.
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    The blue borders are a great choice! So much better than the brown...imho.
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    That turned out very nice and you made a great choice. Beautiful quilt.

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    I like the blue border much better! I'm not a big blue and brown fan but I like it in this quilt. Good work!
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    What a huge difference the border makes. I love it now!

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    I too love the way the three borders (including the white) set off the center of the quilt. I just had a similar experience changing a 7" outer border (of 3) from a barely patterned green which read basically as a solid to a similar green that had a paisley-like pattern of several shades of green. What a major change in the way it looks even though the basic color didn't change!
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    I believe most of us also picked this combination as our favorite. Well done. It looks very elegant.

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    Looks great!! This was my favorite combination as well.
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    You have found a beautiful combination.

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    it came out perfectly awesome!!!!
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