I have all the squares sewn together. I used all but one of the 4 1/2” squares. Perfect! The picture is not the greatest, I had to hang it over the window to get it all. I took a picture of it on my bed, which is a queen size bed, to give you an idea of the size, without borders it is 72” X 84”. I have been auditioning borders and I am not very happy. I have so much fabric but I do not have many large pieces so my choices are limited. I do not want to buy anything so that is not an option. The quilt will be a perfect size for a queen sized bed if I had about a 6 inch border (could be broken up into two borders). I have 3 colors I was looking at, opinions would be appreciated, so bring them on.
Option 1: (I am leaning towards this one- the inner border would be the smaller piece – it is the same color of the orangey/red that is throughout the quilt) They are both Jo Morton fabrics by Andover.
Option 2: (not too impressed with this one – too light I think) It is a Windham “A Little Bird Told Me” by Maren Scott. And Option 3: Is Marcus Brothers Fabrics a line by Judie Rothermel and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum called “Rocky Mountain Quilts” There you have it. I also thought about using the same color as the squares but I only have about a yard of that so I don’t think it will work. Here are two pictures that show the colors a little better. The quilt wrinkled up a bit when I put it on the scanner. I was amazed how well it came together and it lies very flat, no bumps or anything. I am so happy.
If you have any ideas let me know!! Maybe it shouldn’t have a border at all. I am going to use double layer of flannel as the batting to make it a summer weight quilt, which should also make it easier to hang, if that is what I will do with it.
That’s all for now – have a great day!!