These blocks first appeared on the blog here, in 2008; then I lost enthusiasm for them and they languished in a basket. I had another go at finishing them in 2011, but that didn't take either. It took another 3 years of 'maturing', packed away on the shelf, before I decided what to do with them. I love making this block, it's so easy and effective, and great for scraps. I must love it, as I have a set of multi-coloured ones as well.
I sewed all the pieces together quite happily, but now the border is being difficult. I know I want it done quickly, but something in me just loves to fuss with options and details and maybes. Nothing is ever simple once I get in this mood, but instead of fighting it I should just power through it, choose one thing and then get it DONE!
It's a long narrow quilt, 50 x 70", which I don't like, but I want it to actually fit a single bed, so I'm not going to make it too wide. It needs a border to finish it off and bring it to a useable size, but the question is whether to make it a dark border, or a light border, or something in between. Pieced? A single fabric? Long scraps of different blues?
I remembered a zigzag border I made for another quilt;
I tried various blue and white prints, but they didn't appeal.
Hmmmm, what to do with the dozens of triangles left over from the blocks?