Wow - I am utterly undone by the generosity of Sandi at Piecemeal Quilts. Look at these amazing EQ designs she worked up for me in response to my request for advice in my last post. You will remember that I had just finished my spiderweb quilt and was pondering the next step. I felt that it was too small to stand alone and needed some kind of border, but what? I had many excellent suggestions in the comments, and Sandi played around in EQ and showed me what they would look like all worked up.
Here is one that several people mentioned would look nice: a piano key border.
I quite liked the idea of a pieced border and mentioned that perhaps a border of flying geese would look nice.
A border using a colourful Kaffe Fassett print was a common suggestion.
If I had more sitzfleisch I could finish up by adding more speeder web blocks. It looks good, but I don't think it's going to happen. Time to move on, y'all.
Another suggestion for a pieced border had the pieces lying horizontally, not vertically.
And in my post, I had said I was thinking that a low contrast border that gave the impression of extending the background would look nice. Funnily enough, this is my least favourite of all the ones Sandi worked up.
So, which one do you like most? Thanks, so much, Sandi, for going to all this work for me - it is so helpful to see them all laid out!
Also, today is the second anniversary of my blog! I am going to have a celebration, but I have not yet determined what form that will take. It won't happen until the beginning of October, because I have to survive this month of teaching. Our student teachers go out on practicum in October so I will be able to draw a breath and dig up some good-looking loot.