by Lesly / Tuesday, 6 September 2011 /
What a great feeling it is to reach some closure on a WIP! This spiderweb quilt was one I started last year in an on-line bee. I got eleven blocks from Canadian quilters and slowly did the others myself. That string routine gets old quickly, and I find I can only do a little at a time. But I finally reached what I think is a good size for this quilt. It measures 60" x 60".
But wait. Is it really a good size? I feel like I would like it to be just a touch bigger. Not so much bigger to justify another round of blocks, but just a modest border.
Here's where I need your help. Can you give me some ideas about what kind of fabric I could consider for a border for this quilt. I don't have enough of the green background (it is Amy Butler's Bali Gate, in case you are interested). Right now I am thinking about something of the same value, although perhaps not the same colour, so the effect is one of extending the background rather than delimiting it. But I am open to ideas - what kind of border do you think would look nice?
I plan to back this in a nice flannel, and I am looking at this spiderweb quilt to to replace this one that no longer lives with me. It now lives with my daughter in a tiny dorm room at McGill University. If you think that it has been a sobfest here this past week as we wander around our house wondering where we left our hearts, you would be right. The empty nest is a pretty rotten deal, if you ask me.