This is the baby panel selected by my niece for her first baby’s quilt. The panel is 28 inches wide and 42 inches long. The CHALLENGE will be to get this quilt to about 50 x 50 inches, more or less in size. ( More of a toddler size then a true baby quilt. ) I am going to have to add 10 inches on each side and an additional 5 inches to the top and bottom of the quilt to get it close to 50 x 50 inches.
My current plan is a white border sprinkled with pinwheels. I will then have the green solid go around the extended panel at about 5 to 6 inches sides and top. I may have more pinwheels sprinkled in the green border… I will have to think about that. It will definitely be asymmetrical. I am not 100% sold on the solid green border as I think it looks stark but I would have to buy more fabric for a different border as I do not have any other coordinating fabrics. Poke dots or a soft stripe would look sweet but I do not have anything close to coordinating.
I rummaged thru my stash and found some coordinating fabrics. I am not sure if I am going to add some pink to the mix as this is an awfully pink quilt. But the more I look at it the more I see the green and yellow are also very pronounced in the quilt. The pinwheels will be white using the yellow and green fabrics and I am thinking some additional pink, again from my stash. ( The bright yellow the panel and coordinating fabrics are on is the backing fabric.)
Well this is my tentative plans… any input would be greatly appreciated.