Would you mind giving your opinion on the finishing border for my Design Challenge Quilt?
First Choice - simple borders, inner border would be 1 1/2" finished (cutting 2" strips), and outer border would be 3" finished (cutting 3 1/2" strips). Final quilt top measurement = 69" x 72"
Second Choice - a little bit fancier, using four of the remaining challenge blocks as the corner squares (each corner block would be different - use your imagination), side borders would be 1 1/2" strip (cut 2"), next to a 3" strip (cut 3 1/2"), next to another 1 1/2" strip (cut 2"). Final quilt top measurement = 72" x 75"
Either of the two above layouts will make a nice sized lap/sofa quilt.
Originally, I had planned to make one more row of house and tree blocks to result in a full size bed quilt. The final measurement, had I done this would have been 78" x 96". It would have looked something like this....
The main reason I changed my original plans from a bed size to a lap size was because the blocks I was given to use in this Design Challenge ended up looking so dark. (The mock-ups above use much lighter block examples in the middle of each house.)
Reminder of what the TRUE blocks look like....
What would YOU do?
Or would you search through your stash to see if you could find enough similar fabrics to make another entire row of blocks and make a bed size quilt after all?
Thanks for the help!!!!!!!