My One Monthly Goal for February was to make enough more Buckeye Beauty blocks in the red range to make a quilt. Done. The blocks finish at 6" so this quilt, without borders, is 36" x 42". I think it's a good size for a baby quilt.
I plan to add borders--about 6" wide--on all sides which will make it about 48" x 54". I don't think I can do a busy border -- no stripes, no large
prints, not a pieced border, and probably not a scrappy border -- because the quilt is already busy
without adding a border that draws the eyes in another direction.
I laid several red fabrics along the edge of the quilt today, just to see.
My first impression is that with the fabrics above as a border the quilt is no longer "in the red range" but becomes a red quilt. Definitely red. The reds look stronger in person that they do in this photo.
Giving myself another option, I tried a red and white plaid fabric. That fabric forms a U on the sides nearest the camera. On the right far end is another red and white plaid with a little less white.
I know it's not really reasonable to choose a border when there's not enough fabric to go all the way around the quilt but I don't want to cut fabric just to audition a border. So I'll choose the borders with sample pieces around the edges.
Since the quilt is so scrappy probably any of the fabrics would be just fine.
I'll have to put off cutting and sewing the border till next week. My oldest aunt's funeral is this Thursday and my daughter and her three little ones are coming to stay for a few days and to go with us to the funeral. I must put up scissors, pins, needles, rotary cutters, rulers, etc., and do some cleaning.
I'm linking this post to One Monthly Goal-February Goal Finish Link-up at Elm Street Quilts. Thanks for hosting, Patty.
I'm also linking to
> Linky Tuesday February 28 at Freemotion by the River
> Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
Thanks for hosting, ladies.