Stopped for dinner and to do some design calculations. Once I add the sashing strips this section will be approximately 42" x 58" and I don’t think it will be big enough. So I am thinking of adding a small ‘inner’ border (1") of a complementary color and a larger ‘outer’ border of a darker color, maybe solid navy (5-6"). this will make the top approximately 54" x 72" – not quite a twin bed size, but a bit larger than a lap-quilt.
Next, I have to decide how I will finish the quilt – not sure I want it too heavy, and would like it not to slip. So I am thinking about using flannel as the backing (fleece may be too heavy). Flannel should help keep it from slipping and give it a feel of warmth. Next, I need to decide if I want to use batting or keep it light and just have the two layers (top and flannel). Decisions, Decisions!
I think I’ve decided to layer the pieces and finish it off with binding – that makes it look more ‘finished.’ I will probably use the same fabric to bind it as is used for the larger, outer border.