Ideas for borders to enlarge quilt for college-bound boy
This black/white/crayola quilt was a project of my LQS's BOM in 2011. The pattern has two options for the border: one another block repeated all around the sides (two busy for my taste) and the other just plain 6" border added to the current top. My problem is the adding 6" to each side doesn't give me a big enough quilt for a twin bed. This quilt will be a HS graduation gift for my nephew (good thing I have a few more months to complete it).
As I figure it, the quilt, currently 45x59, needs about 12-15" per side to bring it to the right size. Options:
(1) add long strips of the black/white/grey fabrics along each side (how many? going from narrow to wide?)
(2) add some more interesting borders.
Tempting as it might be to insert some color, I'm concerned about making it too colorful.
Also, I don't want too elaborate a border (i.e., putting too much effort into it) because we know how it's likely to be used/abused etc. by a college boy :-)
Sooooooo what are your suggestions?
Thanks for looking and for sharing your ideas!