Well I think it is safe to say I have crossed the border with the Baby fence rail quilt top.
The first border finishes at two inches. The pattern instructions are to make the border oversize (both width and length), sew it to the quilt and then trim it down to two and a quarter inches in width. That's why I have the cutting mat and rotary cutter on the floor (mind the carpet!). The eagle-eyed amongst you with notice that I added borders to the long sides first and then the shorter ones. I feel that this makes for more pleasing proportions.
The outer border is made from the darker tone on tone leaf fabric. The pattern instructions are to trim this down to four and a quarter inches so that when the quilt is bound in (yes you've guessed it) the yellow fabric four inches will be showing. The effect of adding the darker petrel blue border quite startled me. I don't think I've made the quilt top too gender specific by doing this?
My progress with project has ground to a halt this week because I have no suitable wadding [batting] or backing materials.
I bought 2.3 meters of plain green cotton which is not only the wrong colour but also slightly too little for the job [silly Mr G] and when I went to buy batting the shop didn't have enough of the cotton/poly blend I liked so much when I made the last quilt.
I am now on the look out for some cotton which is the rusty red colour of the little owls - unless someone can suggest a different (better) colour.
As for the green? Well at the risk of ending up looking like a stout Robin Hood or a geriatric Peter Pan I may use it to make a shirt... ...or shorts... ...or something...