Yesterday I was finishing up a Christmas quilt that I started working on last week (2 weeks ago?), I forget. Anyway, at the point when I started working yesterday, I had just 3 blocks left to make. I decided on the fabric for those last 3 blocks, and got them sewn and the blocks sewn into basic top without borders. I had already chosen my border fabrics, which I had bought especially for the project. I cut the strips, sewed them on, and thought I was done. However, once I looked at the finished top, I wasn't happy with how it looked. I felt like the focus fabric, the Christmas kittens fabric, looked out of place once the outer border was sewn on. The picture below shows the original outer border.