You know, I think I have had more fun with this little quilt than I have in a long time. Of course, maybe the fact that last Monday I taught my last class of the semester may have something to do with it. (At church this past week, I was flanked by two K-12 teachers from two different districts, and they knew practically to-the-minute how long before school let out for the summer.)
Here they are without the borders.
The suggestion I’d seen for a border was a piano key border, so I whacked up a bunch of 6″ wide, random-width strips and put them together. I just couldn’t figure out why I didn’t like it. I thought it was the fact that there were a lot of light-colored pieces in there. So I ripped all the borders apart (which is why I have a photo of only one border–on the bottom) and took out the lights. Still didn’t like it.
I had this older piece of blue fabric laying on the board so I could cut it up for darker “keys” for the piano key border, and pinned it up to the quilt and liked it! Not quite enough, so I pieced in some random pieces to hint at the idea of a piano key border, and went with it.
Tutorial for the big baskets is *here.* Tutorial for the baby baskets is in the next post.