Remember this fabric? This was the fat quarter that was distributed to guild members for our fall quilt show challenge. The theme of this challenge is, "The Beauty of the Earth".
I knew when I saw these pictures, that I had the inspiration for my challenge piece.
Because I am not gifted in art quilts or free form / original design, I needed a pattern that could be pieced simply. I chose the rail fence design. I can see ribbons of colour in the fields of tulips in the photo. I have tried to duplicate what I saw in the photo into the design of my quilt.
I am now at the stage where I must decide on a border treatment. The photo below is my quilt so far--it is the centre of the quilt. Please ignore the black surrounding the piece--this is not a border. I took the photo against a black piece of fabric. The dark zig zag next to the red zig zag looks black, but is actually deep purple. There is no black on this quilt so far.
Do you have any suggestions for borders?