It took a bit of deciding on how to sew the second border on my Aviatrix Medallion quilt, but in the end I went to with black and blue. **See details on my center star, Here, and the first border, Here**
I had to alter the pattern again for this border in order to keep my measurements workable. My second border, with the row of blue squares, is actually meant to be the border after the X and Plus blocks, but I reversed them and put the row of squares on first. I really like how the darker blue in this border brings out the same shade in the center star. The dark blue also combines with the black crosshatch to create a nice frame for the center and first border.
It was bit of a hard decision to add that black….I wasn’t sure if it would be too harsh next to the bright orange and pink in the strip border, and I almost switched it for a blue fabric. In the end, I took a leap of faith and went for black and I’m glad I did.
Those black borders finish at just 1/2″ wide and the blue squares in this border are 1 1/4″. This brings my quilt to 40 1/2″ at it’s current point, which is exactly what I needed for the X and Plus blocks, since they are 8″ finished.
It will be fun to get started on the next border, I love seeing how this project evolves at it grows!
Linking up with Lynn for Fresh Sewing Day
**note: the Aviatrix Medallion pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman, and is available from my sponsor, Canton Village Quilt Works