There was something about that printed border on this quilt that just didn’t look right to me. I’m not sure what it was — maybe there was too much red — but something bothered me, even though I truly love that fabric. Finally, I just removed both borders and replaced them with a more subtle blue and a plain muslin. The quilting in the border is done with larger-than-normal stitches and 2 strands of floss instead of quilting thread.
I’m much happier with the quilt now, but I still haven’t decided how to quilt the center. The binding will be a blue print in a shade similar to the narrow border.