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Thread: Need advice on borders

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    Should I include the grass border or leave it off? Or any other suggestio ns?
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    I love the grassy border. It adds to the nature element with the bunnies.

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    I know it's a bit late now :), but I might have put the grassy (lighter green) fabric on as the first border, then used the darker as the outer border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanette
    I know it's a bit late now :), but I might have put the grassy (lighter green) fabric on as the first border, then used the darker as the outer border.
    Tried that when I was first putting everything together on which order to put the borders on but did not look good that way.

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    I don't care for the lighter border on top of the darker one. I'd leave it as is.

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    Just my opinion, but I think multiple borders look better if they are not the same size. The grass border might look really good if the dark green border was smaller (1/3 to 1/2 the size of the grass border). Think of the border as a mat on a picture. You know how they use a small dark inner mat before adding a larger, lighter colored mat? So, if it were mine, I'd lay the grass border over the dark border leaving just a small amount of dark green showing (2" maybe?) and see if you like it. If so, then trim the dark border and add the grass border. If not, I'd leave it off. But thats just me! :D

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    How about this? I have no problems ripping and re-doing or cutting down. I think this does look better.
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    I really think it looks great with the smaller dark border. If you don't want to cut that off, I would not use the outer lighter border.

    Beautiful quilt all around.

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    I like it with the smaller dark border as well. I like to do that on my quilts, use a smaller inner border and then a wider outer, kinda gives it a frames look.

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    I didn't like the grass border with the wider dark green but the way you have it laid out now, with the smaller dark green then the wider grass border looks fantastic! Very cute quilt!

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    One more opinion. . . either leave it as it is with the dark border only or cut down the dark border and add the grass. Just my 2 cents worth.

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    Ooo--I love the changes you made in the later photos.

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    I like it with the small green border then the grass. That makes it perfect!!! Very cute quilt.

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    Yep!! Looks perfect!! I love it!

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    I love the grass border a lot! It really fits with the bunny fabric. Can't stop looking at the pics! Big difference and I just love it now!

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    I like it with the small dark green border then the wide grassy border. Those bunnies need that grass!

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    I like the newer version better.

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    I like the smaller dark and wider grass border. It is lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    One more opinion. . . either leave it as it is with the dark border only or cut down the dark border and add the grass. Just my 2 cents worth.
    That's the way I 'd do it also

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    How about appliqueing bunnies on the borders. This is one adorable quilt. I really love the last one too!!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanette
    I know it's a bit late now :), but I might have put the grassy (lighter green) fabric on as the first border, then used the darker as the outer border.
    This was my thought too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Ooo--I love the changes you made in the later photos.
    Yep. Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redquilter
    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Ooo--I love the changes you made in the later photos.
    Yep. Me too!
    Me too!!!! The small dark border with the larger grass border looks great. Appliqued bunnies on the border would be nice as well but then I like applique on anything.

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    Good job. Love the quilt

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    I love the last photos that you posted.

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