So, I am about to finally finish off this quilt top and I am stymied. All that's left is the borders. I am stumped as to what I should do. I have included pictures of two options. I didn't think that the border of just the paisly was enough...it was missing something. I wasn't sure if the thin border of the blue was...well, too much of the same patterned material. Any advice? Any other options other than the one shown?
And lastly...should I quilt it myself or pay to have it quilted?? What would you all suggest for quilting if I quilt it myself? I want it to be pretty since it is for the daughter of a friend who is going into her second year of college. However, I SUCK at free motion quilting.
Ok. Too many qualifiers, I know.
Any suggestions would be really really welcome!
This is the quilt top so far (can't flip the pic. computer won't let me...stupid computer)
This is half with just the paisly and half with the narrow border of blue