A little fullness in the border is common and easily absorbed when quilting. One of the best patterns to work in fullness I find is a curling or meandering loop. Yet I did not want to use that here all over the quilt. So I got out my doodle pad and looked to the paisley fabric for inspiration. This is what I came up with.
The swirl of the paisley with a coxcomb of sorts....rather than a regular swirl. I varied the size and direction of these swirly things. It is filling in nicely so far.
I am using a butter yellow thread for this one.....to make it easier to see what I am doing. Once I finish this one up, I can move on to having some fun.
Fun...... Like the bow tie blocks. Dana mentioned that she saw more color wash going on......it could be. Anyway, I just switched a few around to play with the layout and see what might happen. I'm not sure if I will do a directional design or throw in the circle layout.
I ventured out today out of necessity....food! It was 32 degrees when I left, and 27 degrees when I returned. That front and moisture is approaching bringing some freezing mist with it. Yet never fear, it will be 60 degrees by next weekend :) That sounds really good to me.
Break time is over.....happy stitching.