Borders are on the butterfly quilt!
I hadn't planned on that little skinny yellow border, but the two greens side by side were very bland, probably because though they are different greens they are the same print. Splitting them up with that little sliver seemed to do the trick. The yellow also pulls out the yellow cornerstones from the center, so that's another win for the yellow.
Once this is quilted I plan to scallop the borders as you see in the EQ picture below.
It may be a while though. I'm running up against my FMQ limitations. I have an idea of what I want but I currently don't have the skill to execute it. I want to do custom quilting on the butterflies and borders rather than quilt an all-over design. I think I can manage that part. Quilting the background is the sticky bit. I think this quilt has a very traditional feel and I want to carry that to the quilting as well. A lot of my "go to" walking foot designs seem better suited to more modern designs so I think I need to step up my FMQ game to manage graceful vines or feathers.
There are other projects to keep me busy, and possibly help me improve my FMQ, while this one sits a little bit longer. I have a list. I could move a project along or I could start something new. What shall I choose? I remember a time when I would have said unequivocally that I needed to finish everything before starting something new, but I have evolved since then :)!
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