Wednesday, October 31, 2012

to add a border or not to add a border...that is the question...

First of all...Happy Halloween! 

I hope you all have fun plans for this evening! 

Our tradition is to eat chili and cornbread with family and friends and then get serious about trick or treating.  My husband sits in the driveway passing out candy while I walk around with the kids.  It is SO much fun!  My kids are 16, 14 and 8.  And, yep, they all still trick or treat! 

What are your Halloween traditions?

Enough fun stuff.  I have serious business.  I finished piecing my quilt blocks for my Scrappy Stash QAL quilt and I can't decide if I should add a border.  Will you help me, please?

Should I add a border?  The quilt measures 49"x59" as it is. 

I think this is the best straight on shot, though it is a bit dark:

If I should add a border, what kind?  Solid white?  Natural linen?  (I LOVE linen) or? A color?  I don't want to detract from the quilt blocks by adding a busy border.  I definitely want simple if I do add a border.

And, I can't resist throwing in a picture of my shadow.  

She will be my little Mulan tonight!

I would just love your help with this. 

Thank you so much!

Have fun and be safe tonight!

Happy Halloween!


  1. I would go without a border. I think the quilt is great "as is" and a border could look like an after thought. Plus I've been seeing a lot of border-less quilts and think one should be on my to-do list. :)

  2. Your quilt looks fantastic! Using the white really makes the colors pop! I would go border-less as well!