To border or not to border, that is the question.

The quilt top is finished!

Coming in at over 1,000 pieces, my Diana Vreeland quilt top is 90% done. Or is it? I need some help, quilters.

I’m not sure what to do about a border on this puppy. I sent a picture to my friends at Love of Quilting (my mom included) and several of them said that they didn’t think it needed a border at all. That was surprising to me, but I like the idea. When I eyeballed a solid navy border around it, it looked way too chunky. A pieced border would be okay, but I’m kind of ready to move on.

What do you think? Border? And if yes, what kind? Or should I got borderless? Is that like making a cake with no icing? Help!


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Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family. A professional writer and performer, Mary co-hosted the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons. In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

2 thoughts on “To border or not to border, that is the question.

  1. Hey – found you thru Jodi Davis’ post on fb with your link to your new show… and then found your blog 🙂

    Love all these little triangles!! 🙂 I think it would look great with a 3″ black border then a border of more HSTs turned the same way and then followed by another 3″ of solid black… 🙂 that would be a great way to frame it. Lay some fabric out and see what it looks like. 🙂

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie