I finally got a border on this kids charity quilt. Lots of colours would work, but I just felt Orange rarely gets centre stage and needed a chance to shine! ; )
The blue I brought to border this very blue quilt came from a quilt shop. It felt stiff but I figured a good wash would fix that, so I washed it and it still felt like cardboard. :(
I pieced all the Vivid Grid blocks into a top but decided this was a good size as is (using guidelines from Very Snuggly quilts) and the upper limit of size I like to quilt myself (approx 50 "square). I am happy with this top, but dont love the cream background. Wish I had thought to make a blue background with red and yellow crosses...next time! This is fast becoming a favorite pattern.
I have been making the backings for all three quilt tops (that I made on retreat), using a great fish print I brought from Spotlight when we were at Warrnambool - it was such a bargain I brought the rest of the bolt. Because all three quilts just needed 10" extra added to the width of the fish fabric, I used the crunchy blue as the side strip on the back. That got rid of it and I made a promise to myself to never buy fabric that feels remotely hard again!
Happy quilting Sue.