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Thread: Somethingsot right

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    honestly, the border does not fit in any way, a solid color maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    love the center... the border-not so much
    I agree. It looks like parts from a few different projects added all together. I love the center very much!
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    The Border is nice, but NOT for the Dresden. The Dresden is lovely but the border overpowers it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liont View Post
    The Dresden is too plain and the border too strong.
    I would choose a stronger contrast for the Dresden, and a border that frames, but not overpower the Dresden.
    That's my honest opinion .
    I agree the borders are as stong as any I have seen and the dresden opposite
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    I love the center & first border. Just not liking the next two (blue/green) borders,

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    Thanks for all of your input. My seam ripper will be busy today.

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    Your border, in y opinion does not go with everything else. try a blue or a red
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    Good for you for asking "what's wrong"--sometimes we are hesitant to do that. Folks on here are always willing to help out--isn't it great! By now, you've pretty well figured out what was wrong. Good luck ripping.
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    I would finish it and give it away.

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    First I thought it's the blue diamonds but looking at it closer I find the colours and patterns of the border don't match the middle part, it's too "busy", takes away from the pretty center. Good luck!!!
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    The border is very nice but I don't think that it goes with the dresden. I think a color that goes a little better with the dresden would look nicer and maybe put cardinals instead of the blue birds. I just can't match all the colors to make it look right to me and that's just my opinion. It looks like nice work. I think sometimes it's hard to match colors so they look great together. Good Luck. Sue

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    I think if you tone down the border colors, you will like it better, the construction and idea is great, but the border tends to overpower, leaves no place for the eyes to rest.

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    i just dont care for the border
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    I feel the border is just too bold for the center.
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    I agree with everyone else, the border is too strong for the dresden. I'd go with a softer border utilizing some of the colors from the dresden. This border just overpowers the softness of the dresden. I don't think the embroidery would work either. Perhaps the piano keys that someone else suggested would work better.

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    I think the border is overwhelming the dresden.....you want viewers to focus on the dresden and the border is pulling your eye away from it.
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    I would definitely change the border. It is really cool for the right project, but I don't think it accentuates the Dresden very well.

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    I agree that the border does nothing for the beautiful centre. try something that will pick up the colours in the centre

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    Your border is great, but not on this beautiful dresden plate. It looks good to the navy around it, then the other colors draw attention away from the center plate. Try making your colors blend more by picking up some of the colors in the dresden plate prints. They don't have to be plain fabrics, but use some of those colors.
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    Nothing goes together. The dresden plate doesn't go with dragons, the green and blue border does go with anything, and the flower in the middle does to with dragons or border or dresden plate. I would finish it as a cuddle quilt and give it away, choose different fabrics and start all over.

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    The borders do seem a bit off.....maybe something less dramatic...more dreamy and lighter in color?

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    I agree with sandybeach. All the components are nice and well done...they just don't compliment each other. A different border should help. I love the dresden.
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    I agree...the border is too busy. The green needs to be muted...maybe switch to the color of the dresden mixed with the Navy? ...Actually, I'd go with a plain Navy border, or the light blue. You want that center to pop, as it's so pretty!!
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    i think maybe its the border? it looks really 'busy'...but beauty is in the eye of the beholder as well! all in all its great work and you should be proud!
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