This part of the quilt is 55" by 68" and Miss Main Street is doing her best to hold it up. It still needs a border and I am undecided as to what would work best. I was originally thinking a large print incorporating the reds and greens I used for the star blocks but have vetoed that as too likely to fight with the stars for attention. I started thinking more subtle green or red prints.
For example, I could use this red tone-on-tone, the same fabric I used in the sashing.
Or this green stripe, combining the lime green of the star blocks with a slightly darker green.
Or this mini-holly print, which I bought for the blocks but did not use.
Or this lime green striped tone on tone.
Or this large green floral tone-on-tone.
Then I thought, how about repeating the background, kind of like putting a wide white mat around the quilt. I am leaning towards this option at the moment (but could change my mind any minute!), and using the red for the binding. But I also like Option 5 for the border with Option 4 for the binding.
Decisions, decisions...Please share your opinion if you have one.