Well, I did it. The Scrap Basket quilt has more borders whether it needed them or not. It all boiled down to (me) thinking it looked unfinished, so that is all that matters. The choices for border colors seemed a little iffy with this particular quilt, but I really wanted to extend the red out through the borders.
Scrap Basket quilt
First I added on more of the light green to finish out the look of the sashing. At first I thought I could skip that border or even go with black, but that green seemed to frame my blocks the very best. So interesting that I ended up using more of the same green that is in the basket handle. You know the one that I almost threw away so many years ago because it was on the, shhh... ugly side?
Scrap Basket quilt
More and more I am realizing that some of the oddest fabrics will be the ones that jump into a quilt and make things come alive. I'm not sure I will ever be able to say with a straight face anymore that 'I would never use that fabric in one of my quilts!' How could I possibly know what my future quilts might need?
A little closer look
This quilt has been an interesting journey from the start, making my template and scrapping my basket together from the scrap bin. Then, deciding it needed some playful applique and maybe even some freehand leaves. Being unhappy with the wall hanging size and making a plan to up-size my quilt. lol I still have to chuckle that my blocks turned out so very different from the way that I first envisioned (I was thinking they'd be more like this). All in all though, I'm very happy with what has happened here and I wouldn't have it any other way. In my opinion, it's turned out to be bright, fun, whimsical, a bit vintage looking, and very, very scrappy. I used up a lot of older odd bits of green out of my stash and mixed in some of those new fat quarters I bought in Portland last fall. What's not to like?*wink (Let's not talk about the lime green mom!)