#1 idea in my last post doesn’t work – it looks like I just threw something together to be done with it. I am leaning towards a pieced border – now to decide what kind of pieced border.
Borders are quilt frames and – in my opinion – can make or break a quilt. But we often don’t pay enough attention to them. We have spent so much time making the quilt top (especially if we piece them by hand) we just want to finish it and move on to the next project.
My Dad used to own a frame shop so I know that you can take a cheap poster or reproduction and frame it very well and it will look fantastic. But an expensive work of art badly framed will never look it’s best.
I agonize over every border I have ever made. But I am always glad that I took the extra time to get it right. I am in no hurry – I don’t know what “right” is at this point – but I will know it when I see it.