I asked in my last blog about which border to use with the plaid top. Unless a quilt is an all 'lights' I tend to choose borders that are darker in value than then middle of the quilt. I do this for a couple of reasons:
Firstly the border generally gets more handling than the middle of a quilt and so a darker fabric will generally wear a little better= show these finger oil/ dirt.
Secondly I think of borders like frames for pictures. Darker frames tend to draw attention to the center more than light frames that tend to draw your eye out and away from the center.
My cyber friend Leo suggested maybe a light linen for the border on the plaid quilt. Well I did not have any linen but digging deep into my stash I did find a remnant from long ago ( I talking leftover from a college project, 35 years maybe?!) that I think is a nice medium and looks quite nice with the plaids and it's soft too, another of my main criteria when choosing a border.
Next up...My New Year's resolution! Cheers, Claire W.