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Thread: need help with boarders on bargello

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    Back from our trip time to add boarders. Would like to add several wide ones to make it fit our bed. Have 1/2 to 1 1/2 yards of most fabrics, could do a plain border than pieced or ? Thanks for your help

    maybe dark brown first
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    if it were mine this is what i would do...depending how much fabric you have
    i would add a small border of the very dark brown then a pieced border with all the fabrics from the bargello then another dark brown border then i would add the darker floral print...its beautiful

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    your quilt top looks great, but PLZ throw off those useless boarders and replace them with borders, would look a lot better and be an awful lot lighter

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    Beautiful quilt! I like the dark brown as the first border, for sure. Can't visualize more than that....but Beautiful quilt!!!!

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    The dark brown border finishes the quilt and frames the bargello design. I would use only the dark brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannem
    your quilt top looks great, but PLZ throw off those useless boarders and replace them with borders, would look a lot better and be an awful lot lighter
    YES!!!




    Definitely the darkest brown to frame it up with the first narrow border.

    How much do you need to add in length? width? Keep it simple and don't cause the eye to focus on the border, as you want it to be drawn only to the inner bargello. It could be as simple as just having one border.

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    I like the dark brown border

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    I did one bargello similar to yours. I pused a 5 inch plain fabric for a border and then continued the bargello pattern on the edges to make it larger. Then bound it with the same as the plain border. Your quilt is lovely. Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppi duke
    I did one bargello similar to yours. I pused a 5 inch plain fabric for a border and then continued the bargello pattern on the edges to make it larger. Then bound it with the same as the plain border. Your quilt is lovely. Good job.
    do you have a photo of it. I am thinking of adding a row or two to the sides of the bargello to make it bigger before I add the borders.

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    I like the orange and the darker flower one on the top right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannem
    your quilt top looks great, but PLZ throw off those useless boarders and replace them with borders, would look a lot better and be an awful lot lighter



    I've seen this layout numerous times but I particularly like this one. It starts out all simple and low key but when it gets to the darker colors - especially that beige floral, it starts popping and fizzing. And then it calms back down again. And then the vortex grabs it and stirs it up again. LOVE it!

    Really great fabric selection. And I like the dark brown . I think for a quilt like this you want to really frame all that energy in the center and focus the attention there, rather than the border.
    A nice wide border (but then I always say that ;-) ).

    Simple, subdued and elegant.

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    I liked the dark brown frame.

    I found the floral print distracting from the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by mannem
    your quilt top looks great, but PLZ throw off those useless boarders and replace them with borders, would look a lot better and be an awful lot lighter



    I've seen this layout numerous times but I particularly like this one. It starts out all simple and low key but when it gets to the darker colors - especially that beige floral, it starts popping and fizzing. And then it calms back down again. And then the vortex grabs it and stirs it up again. LOVE it!

    Really great fabric selection. And I like the dark brown . I think for a quilt like this you want to really frame all that energy in the center and focus the attention there, rather than the border.
    A nice wide border (but then I always say that ;-) ).

    Simple, subdued and elegant.
    ITA ... simple, subdued and elegant .... and if you're heading for too wide of a border, you could lose the beauty of this master piece. If so, I'd take a pass on it for your bed quilt and finish it as an extra quilt, to have in your bed room ... or elesewhere!

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    I like the dark brown best.

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    I love your colors in the quilt, how beautiful

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