The border was fairly straight forward. The addition of the solid white border stopped the stretch from bias edges and the HST behaved beautifully. I have stitched right around the outer edge immediately and found some of the HST seams had started to pop open. I am considering adding another skinny white border....but for now enjoying the quilt as it is.
I already had lots of blue HST made in my parts department. So I have a lovely array of colour variations. But my pinks follow the pink in the quilt fairly closely. I like the combined effect of existing colour and new. There are lots of fabrics in this top that I can point out and say, "that was a backing, or from Mums unwanted stash, or from a bag I made." It is a scrap quilt...except that I did have to buy some yardage in white and green, plus there was some bargin bin navy that was perfect to finish out the blues. I might have purchased other colours before checking my stash adequately but they will be used eventually!!
Happy quilting Sue.