Sometimes it's a good idea to leave a design you've been working on and come back to it later. This gives your subconscious a chance to mull things over and come up with some new suggestions.
Yesterday I designed this border for the African batik picture that I bought from Pippa Moore.
I like it. But what else can I come up with? Is there something I can try that I'll like even better?
I like this border; it's pleasant, but it needs to be more than just green.
This is stronger.
This has more life to it.
I like this version of the block better, because it is more unified. Before the stars stood out from the rest of the block. However, this is too subdued and could use more life, more color.
This has more life to it. It is getting close.
The border seems to float, giving the quilt some depth.
I'm glad I didn't stop with yesterday's design. I like this better.