I have a couple of theories about borders ... very scientific. I know the blog world is waiting to be inspired. Here goes ...
I had exactly one yard of the brown polka dot fabric left over from making the blocks and I wanted to use it in the border. I needed 7 cuts across the width so my border strips had to be cut 5" wide.
This quilt was made by Dawn and we discussed how wide the border should be (opinions - remember). I was going to quilt it and I have lots of 60" batting. Easy decision ... the border was cut so the quilt measured 58".
That's the most complicated I ever get with math.
Here's a little teaser of what Dawn's quilt looks like. Maybe she'll post a picture of the whole quilt over at Spring Water Designs.