Thank you to all of you who gave me the advice to add that red border. I definitely like it and agree that it gives the eye somewhere to stop. This quilt top is so busy that it really needs that stopping point. So, it's ready to quilt . . . As soon as I find a backing for it. I think there is enough of the red left for binding so I want the backing to have some of that aqua and maybe a touch of red.
My alarm clock went off at 5:00 AM this morning so my husband could get to the airport for his flight to North Carolina for a week of golf with a bunch of guys. I am NOT a morning person but just couldn't get back to sleep. So, besides the borders on the Christmas quilt, there are now borders on a children's ABC panel.
The panel was in the stash of course and so was this stripe. I think the stripe was left over from a couple of wall hangings I made years ago from some fun Dick and Jane reader fabric. There was just enough to make a mitered border. I am going to look for an appropriate backing and want to try quilting this one myself. We'll see if that happens.