Regardless - this is the way it was....
I like it - and had originally intended that it NOT have a border. BUT maybe it's because I've been concentrating on borders for a bit, BUT I think it needs a border! BADLY! Not really a fancy border (although I AM making some small cornerstones for it!)
Question is - what color!
I don't have any more of the blender purple. And when I tried to add another go-with purple- this is what I ended with....
It makes a definite statement - BUT.... altogether it overwhelms the quiltlet in its darkness!
I thought of PINK - which I do love, btw, but if I decide to turn this into a baby quilt - my son would have a cat fit (no relation to Scrappy cat sitting beside the quiltlet!) if I gave it to them for a son! and besides I'm out of pink!
Finally I decided on multiple borders... the first being either a WOW (made the white in the flowers look drab and dirty!) or an unbleached muslin - and may just have enough for an 1-inch border all around. Then I re-interviewed pink - nyet! I tried green - um, it was ok - but outside of not having really enough of the green it still made the quiltlet darker than I would like! Sooooo - because there is just a hint of yellow in the flower pictures, I interviewed 2 yellows. Not much would be showing - no more than just a tiny strip - but one is more golden than the other.
So - what for the outside???? Well - something you may or may not have realized.... there are 2 flower fabrics there! One is with the larger pink roses and one is with the tinier purple viney flowers (which I do NOT know the name of!)....
As a rule I like to put a darker fabric on the outside to make your eye be drawn more towards the lighter center of the quilt. And a lighter purple just would NOT do! BUT an exception to that is when I use one of the focal fabrics in the quilt - divided of course, by mini borders, so you have that tiny bit of break there!
So now, pre-viewing each of the fabrics mentioned....
|Flower/Rose outer border with golden yellow strip and UB muslin|
|Viney outer border with golden yellow strip and UB muslin|
|Rosey outer border with a bright yellow strip and UB muslin|
|Viney outer border with bright yellow strip and UB muslin|
And, of course, what was I SUPPOSED to be doing? Getting ready to machine quilt up a storm on those table runners! LOL