So this is usually the happy part of of a project, the blocks are done, the sashing is added, the blocks are connected, all that's left is a border or two. Not this time, I'm not happy and here's why.
What do you see when you look at this quilt?
All I see are those dark black cornerstones. It's not the photography or the lighting, the black fabric that I used for those squares is the blackest black I've ever seen, and up until the last couple of days, I had never really thought about black being anything other than black. But this black is too black. The black I used is from the Little Gatherings collection and not part of the Hemming House collection. I think it over powers the muted colors of the basket blocks. The next border is supposed to be the same fabric you used for the cornerstones. I don't think that's going to help matters at all, adding a border of that black black.
So here's what I see as my options:
1. Keep the cornerstones, add the black black inner border, then the outer border, and call it done.
2. Keep the cornerstones, use a different fabric for the inner border, add the outer border and call it done.
3. Keep the cornerstones add no borders, and call it done now.
4. Tear it all apart and replace the cornerstones using a black fabric from the Hemming House line, use that same fabric for the inner border, add the outer border, and call it done.
5. Roll it into a teeny tiny ball and smash it into the corner of a drawer and try to forget about it.
Stay tuned for an update . . . .