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Thread: Help finishing that red BOM?

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    Super Member LindaMRB's Avatar
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    I posted the individual squares some time this summer and have now put them together.
    While on vacation I went to a shop and had someone help with suggestions for sashes and borders. I mostly did not take her advice and bought some fabrics I really liked.
    Now that it is together I am not sure. I don't like the tan floral 6-inch border
    Anyone with feedback on what I should do next, please let me know!

    The first 2 photos are as I had planned but I don't like it.
    The other 2 are what I could do.
    I hope you can visualize the options without seeing the whole thing.
    I am open to buying other fabric for the last border...and it needs that last border to cover the bed nicely.

    THANKS!

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    In my opinion, the flowered border you show would look
    better if it had more dark colors in it

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    Ditto needles3thread and if not then the dark green is what I like.

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    how about a green border?

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    I'd say green floral for the outer border.....a green floral with the green like the inner border and has bits of the colors that are in the blocks. I wouldn't use the cornerstones in the borders. I love the colors in the blocks. It's a beautiful quilt.

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    How would it look with the fabrics reversed? The flower then the dark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr
    How would it look with the fabrics reversed? The flower then the dark?
    I agree. I like all the fabrics but I'd put the floral border between the green and the red, ending with the red on the outer edge. Seems more balanced, somehow, to my eye.

    A beautiful quilt, by the way, very nice colours. (But then red is my favorite!)

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    I like the green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr
    How would it look with the fabrics reversed? The flower then the dark?
    That is what I was thinking too.

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    Ditto

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    I wonder too if the border fabrics were reversed but it looks like the red border has already been sewn on. I do like the pieced blocks in the corners but try the red background one in the corner of the red border... then perhaps a final border with a more saturated color in the background.

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    This is beautiful! I love it!

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    I've gotten some great suggestions from ya'll and some of them jive with what I was thinking.
    The red is already sewn on but I can remove the corner and put red or green there...I think I have enough.
    The floral is already sewn on but only 1 side so I can remove it.
    I laid out the floral first (as someone suggested) on the floor, and then the red and did not like it either.
    I think the problem is the floral and the corner that is too light for the rest of the quilt.
    The green is a Moda so I should be able to find more or something that will blend... the floral is a Robert Kaufman and I already have another plan for it... :)

    Ya live and learn!

    I'm gonna sleep on it before I start ripping.

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    I like the 2nd option with the darker pieced corner in the dark solid inner border. It is mor balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAgal
    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr
    How would it look with the fabrics reversed? The flower then the dark?
    That is what I was thinking too.
    I'm keeping with this train of thought. The floral draws the eyes too far outward.

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