Friday, February 17, 2017
One set of borders have been added to the Adinkra top. These were tricky, since I am only working with fat quarters, have a limited selection, and since I fussy cut to get the motif. But I really like how these work with the quilt. The side borders don't show the blue as much as I would have liked, but there is a faint blue, and is the same fabric as as some of the blocks (the bird, comb, and star).
The top and bottom border fabric hasn't been used in the quilt but the gold echos the gold in the economy blocks, and the blue-purple helps tie the blue and the purple of the two types of blocks together.
I had to add cornerstones since there wasn't enough of either fabric to make it all the way across the quilt without additional piecing. I thought the purple might be too bright, but in the picture it looks like it blends right in. And the gold works with all the rest of the gold. I don't think it is African fabric, but I must have bought it at about the same time since I stored it in the same box.
The original plan was to add an outer border using the fabric left from the economy blocks. What do you think? Does the quilt need outer borders? If so, how wide should they be? What should I use for a binding?