I have now added a gray border to "Holiday Pines," bringing elements from the center of the quilt out into the border. You can see where I started this quilt HERE.
My goal for this quilt is to merge or integrate fiber art with traditional utility type quilts. It measures around 60"X60" and is big enough for a throw for the back of a couch or small enough for a wall in your mountain cabin.
Now, my question is how should I quilt it? Is it complete with the gray borders? With what color should it be bound?
It's tempting to just slap a gray border on this improvisational quilt and call it ready to quilt. But wait ... I think it's better to take elements from the center of the quilt and place them in the borders. So, it will take a little more time now to complete.
I started out by making pine tree blocks ...
... in holiday colors.
Then I laid the blocks out in a pleasing arrangement and added sashing with smaller pine trees inserted randomly.
I trimmed here and there as I went so I could sew a straight line.