I have five long-term UFOs on my list, all at the border stage. They are packed away in the cupboard and I don't think of them much, but they need to be dealt with. They are unfinished because the border decisions were just too HARD! Sometimes a quilt just goes together without a hitch, and sometimes it fights every inch of the way.
I pulled out this project from 2012;
I spent hours cutting tiny strips to audition for the pieced borders; nothing was right. Every piece was either too brown, too pink, too blue, too light, too dark, too bright. This is why it's been marinating in a box for three years! On the plus side, now I have all these little strips that are just begging to be used together. Such lovely fabrics, but none of them are what the quilt needed.
Finally I've come up with a plan. The original quilt had multiple pieced borders, but I couldn't include them all or my quilt would be enormous.