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Thread: Help me decide about a second border....

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    I have fabric in the lighter of the three greens that I could border the whole thing with or use another coordinating fabric in the collection, but the latter would be rather dark, like the first border. Should I lighten it up or quilt it as is?


    Thanks! (Oh, and pay no attention to those spots where the points are a little off... :roll: )
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    Beautiful!!! You could finish with a black. Lay a strip next to it and see how it looks. And your points are great! Good Job!!!

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    My personal opinion is that a dark border would draw the eye inward whereas a light one would draw it out. Now if you ask me which is better, I donít know! :) Can you take pics with the possible choices next to the quilt so we can see a little better your ideas?

    Rachel

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    I know is only my personal opinion, but I find that a black border makes every quilt stand out.

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    3 people said the same thing at the same time. Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    My personal opinion is that a dark border would draw the eye inward whereas a light one would draw it out. Now if you ask me which is better, I donít know! :) Can you take pics with the possible choices next to the quilt so we can see a little better your ideas?

    Rachel
    yep, as soon as i get off my lazy butt and do it. :) will do it later.

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    I think it's great as is. If you leave it like this.....IT'S DONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnordyke
    I think it's great as is. If you leave it like this.....IT'S DONE!
    I agree - I don't t ink it needs another border.

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    I really like it as is also. But if you want a boarder, I would vote for the darker one. That way the very light/bright green would stand out more on the inside. :)

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    I think an inner border of the lighter and a second border of dark would be nice :-P

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    I'd go for the darker border - I think that really finishes a quilt off.

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    Here is the lighter color that matches what is already in the quilt....

    sorry my picture ran away. let me go find it. grr
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    And the darker option from the same collection, but not already in the quilt...
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    I like the lighter better myself.

    Rachel

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    I like the lighter one too!

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    Wow, I love the lighter one, pops the quilt out more

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    I like the lighter border too! Really makes the quilt jump out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintedquilt
    I think an inner border of the lighter and a second border of dark would be nice :-P
    I was thinking this also.

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    I always like to finish with a dark border and binding. It just seems to frame the quilt.

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    a light yellow or a light green

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    I think it's pretty just like it is. I wouldn't change a thing. I think your points are great.

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    I would use the medium green (swirl lighter green) used in your quilt. I would not use the dotted type fabric (not used in the quilt). But, of course, it is entirely up to the quilter's eye and what you like best. If you use something we tell you looks good, and, you do not like it, you will never be happy. So, go with what you like!

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    lighter one...brightens right up

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    My first thought was black. But the lighter border is great!!!!!

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    Personally, I like it as is :roll:

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