This is what I was knee deep in yesterday. I thought I would show you how I’m going about deciding on fabrics for the outer border for this wool applique project that I’m working on for the retreat sponsored by Pieceful Gatherings Quilt Shop.
I have an image in my head of how I want the outer borders to look. It will be completely scrappy. Very few rules, but the most important ones for me were: nothing to bright, ubberly scrappy, nothing light or white and the big one – I want quilt shops to be able to kit this design and pull bolts of fabric easily and without delay for the borders. Anything goes in this border!
Some of you might recognize some of these fabrics that I’ve chosen so far! Remember about a year and a half ago I hosted a charm square swap when I was “secretly” working on my book? Well, I still have some of those fabrics and they will be going into this project! One of my other fun rules I’m following on this project – all fabrics must come from my scrap stash and so far so good on this project! (Well, except for the large background fabric of course!!!)
Hmmmm, I think I need to add more cheddar fabric!