I'm just thinking out loud and planning the borders for the "Bunnies Prefer Chocolate" quilt top (an older BOM pattern by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs). I'm opting for my own borders...I really wanted some hand appliqued words to go with my hand appliqued chocolate bunnies. It seems like a good day to be working with anything chocolate...even Easter bunnies.
I am hand appliqueing one word on each fabric. Then I will soak each piece in water to remove the glue, cut to final size, and sew together for a scrappy outer border. I thought this would be fun since the background of the quilt center is also pieced and scrappy. I think I will add a red, skinny stop border first, perhaps with some tiny sawtooth triangles in the bottom left corner, opposing the busy wordy top right corner for some added interest and balance.
It's definitely a work in progress. It was just a UFO languishing on my design wall until I settled on adding a humorous word border. It's all part of my UFO rehab project for 2011. I am finding adding an original twist to an existing pattern/project a good tactic when trying to fluff up tired UFOs I want to finish. The creative spark seems to light a fire under me and make me want to get it done. So far I'm managing to fool myself into thinking the revised projects are "new" and fun. I also chase my tail - LOL!
Then I will hand quilt like crazy on it...after I finish hand quilting the "All Around the Town" quilt.
I hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day!