Borders are what I'm looking for, for the same reason, we have a round robin going at our quilt shop (in Weymouth, MA) and I got the one to be donated breast cancer research. The center square is a bra, light to med colors and the contributor put in some darker colors and I have the first border around it. I'm gravitating toward a small checkerboard border to draw the eye. Do you think that's too much detail? taking away from the focal point or would it draw your eye in? Any help you could give would be appreciated.
Oh, and the border limits are 3 to 6 inches.
Charlie I think it depends on the colors you use. High contrast would draw the eye away from the center,low contrast would not. that is the best I can think in the abstract. Hope you post what you end up doing.
HawkFan That was then. I was very intimidated by pieced borders. I'm a little more gutsy now and only do a practice if I think there could be a problem.
The round robins definitely force you to practice pieced borders. Your samples here look great