No, this is not a political post. :) Just an attempt to chronicle the chaos that is my mind. I have so enjoyed piecing this Scrap Jar Star top and really, it has been a wonderful journey. Especially since Staci and I teamed up and stitched together. So the top is complete and we come to the borders. It is then that Staci and I both come to an impasse. What to do? Well that is a good question. I'll let you hop over and read about her experience here. As for me, I just suddenly became completely unable to make a decision of any kind. Initially I wanted to make it JUST like Amber's because the minute I saw it, I fell madly in love and didn't think of changing a thing.
Then Staci asked, "What are you going to do for the borders?"
Staci then showed me this one , from Lizzie, and being a scrappy girl at heart, I decided to add a similar border.
Well then Carol posted her amazing Butterscotch Fall quilt and I thought, "That looks gorgeous! I should add a border like that!"
So I ended up with too many options and each day I would settle on one and then the next day, I would change my mind...again and again. I felt like a puppy chasing his tail. Honestly, Why do we do this to ourselves? In the big scheme of things, this is NOT a big deal. So then why do I toss and turn and fret? I DO have a mind of my own...just unsure of where it is at the moment.
I finally decided against the scrappy border because that would mean that I would have to rip out the little colored squares along the border in order to balance everything and that made my head hurt just thinking about it.
I was just about to hang it out to dry...figuratively:
I didn't add a gorgeous border like Carol because that would mean I would have to hunt for more fabric and although that generally is cause for celebration, the huge amount of fabric I already own, made me come to my senses. And look how she completed her nine patches...I love that.
So after all of the fuss and worry, I just decided on a simple 3" border using the background fabric.
I know. That was my initial plan. Not very exciting, but I am THRILLED to have made a decision and I think a scrappy binding will be just the ticket. (Yes the grass look odd. I had just mowed the day before and I do not clean up grass clippings...or weed clippings to be precise.)
Now to find something for the back. Yes, I just lamented the fact that I had enough fabric, but I don't have enough of anything for the back. I sure hope this won't be a repeat of my border dilemma, but I really want to get this to Jackie. I don;t want to wrestle with a quilt this big. One of these days I am going to start making smaller quilts. Stop laughing. :)