Remember I showed you where I was on this quilt the other day . . .
. . . and I asked for some suggestions? Well I want to thank you for coming up with some great ideas! The idea that was the most unusual to me was Paula the Quilter's link to a Pam Bono design of a floral chain border. I found I was able to buy the pattern for the border as a download, so it was quick, easy, and fairly inexpensive to try out. I'm still not sure that's what I'll do in the end, but I thought I'd start out by making enough pieces for one border side and see how it will look.
Tonight I resized the pattern ("as is," the blocks were 10" long and I thought the proportions were too large for my smaller quilt), cut some pieces, and made the first block. Remember what you see isn't quite what it will look like once it's pieced together--those pointy petals will be more rounded like the side ones are, for instance, because the points will be in the seam allowance.
I thought that if I decided I didn't like it after I've made a side, at least you've given me several other suggestions to fall back on. I don't know yet what might come next if it turns out looking good. I thought I might either add a larger simple border to finish it off--I have a couple floral prints that would work nicely--or I might add some (empty!) pieced baskets--or maybe a combination of both with baskets just in the corners
Our willingness to offer suggestions and help one another is one of the things I like most about blogging. Thanks!