That made me decide to definitely finish some WIPs that are already neatly stashed in a plastic bin in my sewing room. There are also sets of blocks in there - some were from Bees I took part in a few years ago.
Yesterday I took out the almost completed top which was on top of the pile in this box. It only needs borders to be finished. For the backing I decided to use a lovely piece of fabric recently donated to me by a patchwork friend. It's a good sized piece, measuring 56" by 70", more than big enough to back this quilt, with some sizable pieces left for a future project.
Here is the top, backing and possible border fabrics:
I added the first border using the same lilac Kona Cotton I had used for the sashing.
This measure 40" x 45", already a good size for a baby quilt.
Now I am wondering if I really need to add a second border and, if so, which of the four fabrics should I use? What do you think?
As I won't be doing any sewing for the next 10 days or so the decision can be left on the back burner - or in this case, laid out on the bed in my sewing room! I will bind the quilt with the backing fabric and I think that may just be enough of a pop of colour to pull together all the colourful Crumb blocks and define the edges of the quilt. ..................... I think I have already talked myself out of adding another border and that will help me finish the quilt faster. I have a baby girl in mind for this quilt and as she was born a couple of months ago I do need to finish the quilt.