My thinking is that because there is quilting in this border
then the fabric shouldn't detract from the quilting,
so I've been auditioning the "sprigged flower" fabrics as they have
sufficient blank area for the quilting to show up nicely.
I also think that the striped border should stand out a bit as well,
I don't think the stripes in the first photo are going to work and neither
will the stripe in the last two photos. The stripe above seems to be the best.
I would really like to use the pink spot as my background, but I need to make
sure it works with both the stripe and the main fabric, so I've also
auditioned a plain white background, which will give me another option.
These are just my first thoughts regarding colours, I'm going to have to do a bit of fabric shopping and I'm sure the "right" fabric will jump out and say "pick me" and preferably before the end of the year.
I finished this block off today, I had done the leaves some time ago and thought I should finish it off, now I have six blocks left to make, one block closer to finishing all the blocks off.