Yesterday -- or the day before -- I posted a picture of Porcelainberries, which I've only ever seen just the one time. But their beauty made a lasting impression on both Joe and me.
Since I've been sick this week with the crud, I've spent pretty much time with Porcelainberry, the Quilt (you should be able to click on the picture to make it larger). I've taken more pains with it than usual, pinning and pinning and pinning to make sure every seem was perfect. Pressing meticulously. And it has all paid off. Tonight I put the rows together and the corners on and now it is ready for the next step, the borders. I'm pleased with the way the center floats on the background triangles. I have some magenta fabric and plan to use that for a very narrow next border and then a final wider border of the same fabric used for the setting triangles.
Earlier in the week I had considered making the narrow border 1" HSTs from the magenta and the aqua, and have since thought better of it. I don't want to draw the eye away from the center of the quilt, and I believe that busy of a border would do just that.
What do you think?