It was an afterthought.
I did not intend a border.
I was just moving along last night, piecing blocks...
when for some reason I turned to my left...looked down at a stack of stash...and decided to dig around and just see....see if anything jumped out at me. I just felt the quilt was going to need SOMETHING.
Yesssssss......just what it needed! So I set out the rest of the evening...readying the center for final completion and border attachment come morning.
In the morning light, I was still liking it...but then the hubs came downstairs (hey..what are you doing down here anyway???) and he just made an innocent comment..."Is that what you're going to use for the border?" and then I started doubting. He didn't like the paisley. And he said it didn't really match.
For a split second I thought of just not doing a border...cast it aside...but the more I looked over at it, I knew it had to be the border.
I'm glad I went with my initial instinct. And when my facebook quilt bud, Mickey Depre, said, sight unseen, that I should go with my original choice, it was just the push I needed to see it through.
It totally changed the quilt that was in my mind's eye when I started.
and turned it in to something better!
The sunlight of this morning confirms the choice!
Yep. I like it! A turn of the head resulted in an afterthought border...and it works for me!