I can make a lot of decisions fairly easily in the beginning and during a project, but when I get near the end the decisions are harder. I looked at my border choices several times yesterday but didn’t make a decision yet. Instead I turned to reading my “Bones” book and triangle diversion.
There are 77 triangle squares in this pile with the seams fingernail pressed open. I’ll turn on the iron today.
As for the borders: on a multicolor quilt I rarely put on a border of mostly one color (or a plain color) because it will then draw your eye to the few pieces of the same color in the center of the quilt. For a couple people who questioned if it needed a border, I think it needs to be contained by either a wide binding or a border. I am not opposed to putting on a 1″ binding as a design statement. The next consideration is the quilting in the border. I love patterned fabric and piecing and want them to shine as the stars of the quilt. The quilting in my opinion should just blend into the fabrics and not be the first thing you see when you look at my quilts. Therefore I like busier prints for the borders. These are some of the reasons choosing the borders take me so long.