April of 2015 I designed this block and this quilt top.
I wonder if I can improve it by adding a new border?
This is very weak; it doesn't feel like a border at all.
This is better, stronger but not strong enough to feel like a proper border.
This feels more like a border.
This is a stronger border and more lively than the last one.
The black diamonds are beginning to feel out of place.
This changes the look of the block. The focus was on the black centers of the pinwheels, now its on the arms of the pinwheels.
This de-emphasizes the centers even more.
I am happy with this. The border is decorative and relates to the quilt top. It adds to the quilt and finishes it without overwhelming it.
The colors are more muted than my colors normally are. I haven't decide yet if this is a plus or a minus. Maybe I'll wait another year before I decide.
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