- I wanted a simple, scrappy border, incorporating all the fabrics I had used in the blocks.
- There would be no fabric purchasing; stash busting only, so I was working with fabrics and quantities I had on hand.
- I wanted the border to frame the blocks, not overpower them. Those blocks must shine.
- Large border elements would look out of proportion to the tiny piecing in the blocks, so I wanted smaller elements to compliment..
- I wanted to float the quilt centre and give the quilt lots of lovely negative space.
- The finished size of the quilt centre (a little over 59" x 79") meant I had a little fudging to do to make the borders fit.
So here's a rough idea of the look I was hoping to achieve:
So instead of going into all the details/measurements etc. with you here, I have compiled a file for you to download which has all of the information included. (Please note, if you have chosen a horizontal layout, you will need to adapt the lengths of the borders to suit)
I hope I have provided some inspiration for your quilt borders. You can find Part 1 of my Border Inspiration, HERE. I'll keep adding ideas to my Pinterest board, as I find them, so you have another point of reference to use for this quilt or any other quilt you make in the future.
Until then, I'll get back to that quilting :)