But then I get here and buy all this new fabric with the same colors. So last month I started playing around with using a new border. I didn't have lots of yardage, which is why there is nothing pictured going all the way around. I'm only including a couple of samples from the many I tried. By the way, none of these pics is color accurate -they all look a little washed out. Yes, this quilt truly is bright.
I tried folding back all that original border too, to see if the fabrics would work with just a hint of that reddy pink. The pink and yellow flowered fabric was too bold. I liked the purple a lot, but it just seemed to make the quilt look way too much like Hot Crazy Love (which I finished quilting yesterday - woohoo!). But something in this version did catch my eye.
This is what Fruit Punch will look like with binding. I love it. The hugs and kisses (Xs and Os) were getting lost in the border no matter what I tried. So I unzipped the border. Got it basted today and think I'm going to quilt it in regular red quilting thread. Probably make myself crazy and (at least attempt to) quilt the letters 1/16" in from the seamline. I love how that looks but going through all the seams makes me so nuts. I'll decide after I take a stab at it. (heh heh heh)
Pokey is starting to nip at me for attention and treats. Time to log off. Take care.