I estimated it would take a week of agonizing before I decided on a border for the Framed Cross blocks, and I wasn't far wrong. Sometimes I know exactly what a quilt will be like, I can see it in my head and I just make it without any indecision. Other times, as with this quilt, I have no idea where it's going. I made the blocks years ago, to use up some red 2.5" strips, then once I'd chosen the setting fabric I became paralyzed over whether it should be on point, or set straight.
And what should the border be? If I'd had another metre of this madder stripe I might have just used that and been done with it, making the top border narrower. But I had less than half a metre, so that was out.
Maybe the quilt wanted Flying Geese units all round? Nope, didn't want that at all.
The quilt seemed to want squares, not red but brown, and luckily I had a piece of brown and orange and madder fabric that looked wonderful with the setting fabric.