I finished the Iris Quilt flimsy. I first added an inner border to the sides of the quilt.
In the original 30s pattern, the applique was done on elongated hexagon blocks (think Japanese lanterns-a popular 30s shape) rather than on rectangle blocks. I didn't see the point of that but I did want to "reference" the original so I decided that I'd create a border that gave the silhouette of a lantern shape.
I just went with a brighter yellow for the outer border. Excuse the photo-the quilt top is straight but it doesn't look it in this pix! :)
The quilt top finishes at 50" x 60". Its a 6" border...is it looking a little heavy in this pix? Should I think about cutting down the border? LOL! I didn't think it looked heavy until I saw this pix.
I pinned back the side borders to about 3"...
Not sure I like it better. Ugh! I hate when indecision rears its ugly head.
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