|Close up of the fabric - I like it but....|
I spent most of my day in Toronto and when I got back I wanted to run to my sewing room to work on the border for my Boy's Britches quilt right away but that didn't happen. Instead, while my son Eric unloaded the groceries I brought home I got my pups organized for a walk. I have been promising them that I would start taking them for walks again once the weather cooled and I just couldn't go back on my word after making such promises! Then, of course, I had to make supper.....and then...finally I got into my sewing room. I was so looking forward to starting the borders for this quilt. I had a vision in my mind and I was so excited to get going. I sewed some of the strips together to make pairs of black and white squares because I thought I would like to finish the 4 patches along the edges. Next, I cut strips of the fabric that I had in mind but oh oh...I don't think it works very well.
My next idea was to trial another black and white fabric but I don't know about it either. By this time I was feeling a bit discouraged.
So I tried another idea - black and white fabric paired together in strips - another big fat nope!
I decided to try one more option and I do think it works better than all of the others. I haven't sewn any of the black and white strips so it is a bit difficult to see but maybe, just maybe this border will work? Or, maybe I am completely on the wrong track and just need to sit back and think about it for a while.