I got the center of my quilt for the firemen’s benefit finished….a little word of advice…DON”T PLAN A CHECKER BOARD SASHING ON A QUILT WITH A DEADLINE!!! The sashing took forever!
Right now I am starting the debate…borders? or no borders? The quilt is 86 x 86 right now. It really doesn’t need to be bigger. Plus, I could avoid backing issues if I say at this size.
I have two possible fabric and could work for a border if I choose….What do you think?
At this point, I am not trusting myself to make a decision as I am just ready to be done making it. I think no borders and a bright red binding would be cute…BUT I don’t know if I am just saying that to get out of putting borders on. I do have some more white fabric that used as the background print left over too.
Whatever I decide, purchasing more fabric of any kind is not an option. I am determined to use up as much of this fabric as possible. I make a quilt for the firemen’s benefit every year and have used this same fabric that I purchased off the clearance rack for the last three quilts….plus I made two baby quilts from it too. I want the fabric gone. Whatever isn’t used in borders is going to be pieced together for the backing.
Hubby made the point that just because the quilt is for the firemen’s benefit doesn’t mean that it has to have firemen related fabric in it….GOOD POINT! Not everyone likes firemen stuff….so next year, no firemen fabric. Before I worry about that, this quilt needs to get finished.
So what is the verdict faithful readers….border or no border and what color if you pick borders? and how wide? (I am still thinking no border…)