I'm stumped. This is directly from Karen Stone's New York Beauty book and I love it. BUT, it's small and I mean really small. It's barely lap size now and I need to put a border on it. While Karen's original NYB has an incredible pieced border, I already know I have no desire to do that. I'm not opposed to piecing a border but I'm about paper pieced out.
What to do?
1. Checkerboard border out of leftover fabric? Probably not.
2. Scalloped border to accent the curves? Probably not -- makes my palms sweat to think about it.
3. Different paper pieced border from Karen's book? Maybe but I haven't found one I really think works.
4. Nice inner border (or flange) to stop the design and a large print outer border and be done with it? That's where I'm leaning.
I want this done so I can start to fret about quilting it (another post for another day, I'm sure). I don't want it to languish in the closet unfinished...I adore the fabrics, I like the blocks b/c they're very non-traditional for a NYB, and I would love to have it at the foot of one of the beds. It will never grow up to be a quilt for a full size bed.
Suggestions? Opinions? Thoughts?
Keep piecing, Jan