Thanks to those who sent along there opinions regarding the background fabric on the border. It was unanimous for the Spider Web fabric. I was kind of leaning that way but it was real nice to get a strong response for that choice.
Now I'm working on the middle ground between the border and the center. I realized two things as I started to work on this part of the quilt: 1- I did not want the quilt to be just orange, black and white which is what all the fabs are to this point. 2- I was really not loving all the graphix of the companion panel that goes with the lady in the middle!
I'm not particularly superstitious but I don't think I want to have images of skulls and psycho kitties on my bed. Might make a great wall hanging but not something to sleep under?!
And even tho' it's kind of interesting, what the heck is that? Finger puppets from the French Revolution?
I liked the panel with the lovely ladies but I just could not figure out how to incorporate them into the patchwork. And I wanted to include more colors.
So here's how it stands. There's still a lot of empty space but it's starting to fill in.
I had only enough flags for three sides of the border so I put the big Happy Halloween banner at the top.
Finished all the flags around the other 3 sides...
Thanks again for the feedback!
cheers, Claire W.