Saturday, December 8, 2007

Garden BOM top-what do I do now?

Today I finished up the last block of the Debbie Mumm 'Garden Favorites' block of the month. I changed the flowers in the block to make them easier to applique using a technique that does not use fusible webbing.

This evening I stitched the blocks together into a top.

But now I have a problem. The pattern calls for a couple borders. When I made the blocks for this quilt, I pulled all of the fabrics from my stash, using mostly fat quarters. So I don't have enough of any fabric for my borders that is already in the quilt top. So now I don't know what to do for the borders. What would you do?


justdawne said...

Hmmm. I'm not the best to give colour advice but I may have an idea worth some thought.

How about a dark colour around the edge to reall define the quilt and help the eyes to focus on all the lovely blocks.

Maybe a dark blue that coordinates with a blue in the quilt. Or a reddish/burdgundy.

Of course, you could also choose a tone on tone or small print fabric for the border.

Me, I would take the quilt top to the LQS and ask for opinions ;)

Rose said...

I would put a dark little inner border or flange--I love them. Something an inch or less finished width. Then I would purchase a sky fabric and use as my main border. That is the first thing that crossed my mind...