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Thread: What border should I use for my bargello?

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    Junior Member dallen4350's Avatar
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    I have some up with six options for my borders. None of the really jump out at me.

    The quilt is for my niece who lives in Alaska. When she was visiting we surfed the web and she seemed to really like the simple Bargello.

    What do you think about the borders?

    Simple double border
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    Simple double border with corner stone. This just represents some corner stone, not actual one to be used.
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    Double border with strip of Bargello between. Only one strip shown but will extend around the quilt.
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    Represents pieced border. Narrow strip of light. Points of light/dark. Wider strip of dark.
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    Inner and outer border both dark with narrow strip from Bargello. Only one strip shown but will extend around the quilt.
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    Inner and outer border both dark with wide strip from Bargello. Only one strip shown but will extend around the quilt.
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    I think I like the first, just simple border so nothing distracts from the beauty of the quilt.

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    I prefer the simple... The complexity of the bargello is set off nicely.

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    I agree the first one is the best to me. The top is beautiful.

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    My choice would be just the dark fabric, nice and wide like you have it.

    And, personally, I'd lose the thin lighter colored inner border.
    Dulls the glow of the actual Bargello.

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    I like the first one too

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    I like the first one too

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    I like the first and the third one.

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    I prefer the first border, it really sets off your lovely bargello.
    Blessings,
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    Each idea shows your creativity, but the first picture is the one that actually enhances your artistry of the Bargello (minus the light colored border).

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    I like the first one, as it does not distract from the beauty of the quilt.

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    I like the first one. Your quilt will be beautiful no matter which one you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    I think I like the first, just simple border so nothing distracts from the beauty of the quilt.
    i agree! :thumbup:
    dar

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    I like the first one best, too.

    Without the corner stones.

    You could try reversing the light and dark greens and see what that looks like.

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    I like the dark border.

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    I vote for the first one.:)

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    I like the simple dbl. bborder. The others seem to take away from the quilt. IMHO. Keep it simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    I think I like the first, just simple border so nothing distracts from the beauty of the quilt.
    Ditto...I love the first choice very much!

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    the frist one --- just the 2 colors beatuiful quilt

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    My preferences is the dark border with thin strip of bargello.

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    Go with the simple double with no enhancements to distract one's eye. The quilt is busy enough and the simple border makes it stand out.

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    I like the first one. Your quilt is beautiful and the plain border sets it off very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    My choice would be just the dark fabric, nice and wide like you have it.

    And, personally, I'd lose the thin lighter colored inner border.
    Dulls the glow of the actual Bargello.
    Ditto Ditto Ditto!!!

    Keep it simple, so the border does not start to compete with the bargello pattern. As MTS said, let it glow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    I think I like the first, just simple border so nothing distracts from the beauty of the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    I think I like the first, just simple border so nothing distracts from the beauty of the quilt.
    I agree with this, you don't want to distract from the beauty of the quilt itself

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