Remember I mentioned I was working on the last corner of applique on a quilt (that I'd been working on for YEARS!) And after I was done with the corner, I'd show you the quilt top? Well, here it is. Please disregard the corners folding down on themselves--I think you can get an idea of what it looks like so far.
This started as a Thimbleberries quarterly or monthly project some years ago and I expanded it and added the applique. When I mentioned it to you the other day, I said I was thinking about adding some appliqued words of a little poem-type thing I'd written. Well, I've decided against it. The words mention spring and keeping warm in the winter, and this quilt seems more like SUMMER to me, so I don't like the sentiment for this particular quilt. And I also, most recently, thought I'd add another scalloped-type border, but I tested it out and didn't like it.
So now I'm trying to decide how to finish it. I'd like to add another border of some sort, because I'd like to make it a bit larger, but I haven't been able to come up with a good idea so far. I love star blocks, but they don't seem right with the central basket and floral applique, and I thought about basket blocks, but would I be happy leaving them empty and not spending another five years adding applique to them? (Deja vu!) But really maybe basket blocks would look best if I can just restrain myself.
What do you think? Does anything come to mind? And, by the way, if you can't tell in the photo, there's a cream colored border around the outside edge right now, and I have plenty more of the brown and navy fabrics to do just about anything, if I just had an idea!