The light fabric won out over the dark print. Kristine and I both decided that the dark fabric brought a somber note to the quilt. Not a good thing.
I want this to be a happy quilt. A quilt to snuggle under when reading a book or messing about with computer or Ipad.
Or... even a quilt that would bring a cheery feeling to one down with a cold. A cozy quilt.
I then lay that strip down on the other strip... careful not to stretch the fabric... and cut both strips at the marked spot.
I have the six inch red border strips cut and ready to sew tomorrow.
The red fabric looks great with the light strip. I can't wait to see how this quilt will look. And I keep changing my mind about how to put the quilt sandwich together and finish the quilting.