Thanks for all your input on the inner border for my French Kiss quilt. Overwhelmingly, red was chosen. And I agreed, mostly, until seventhsister said something that stuck with me: the white border would be in keeping with the modernness of the prints.
So I went back and squinted at it and I have to say I agree. While I really love the red and how it pops, I think the white needs to be the inner border. The red will be binding, as it was originally intended, so I'll still have the pop, it will just be popping a little further from the center!
But I wanted to show you my awesome find yesterday. I went out looking for a back for the anniversary quilt. JoAnn's has calicos on sale, one particular brand 50% off. So I figured I'd fall in love with something that wasn't on sale at all.
The solid-ish brown is for borders and binding because I didn't buy quite enough the first time. (No, really?! Not this quilt!)
That print? Back of the quilt. Quilter's Showcase print. Regularly $4.99/yard, on sale $2.49/yard! I bought 8 yards - the whole bolt. Not because I loved it so much (but I do) but because that's how much I need for a queen-size quilt.
And it's perfect. I think it fits the gal to a tee. The guy, well, he'll probably grumble about biddy stuff, since he's my hubby's brother (and therefore has been told ALL about how these sorts of things might kill a man).
And one other, super secret project that's been taking up a bit of time...
You probably won't see much more than this until it's done and given away.