My original plan for the borders was a 1.5-inch (finished) inner border of the background fabric, followed by a 1-inch border of scrap diamond strips, another strip of the background at 1 inch, then an outer 6-inch border of a linen fabric.
To audition this idea, I spread the top out on the floor and placed cut strips along one corner, overlapping the strips where possible to reveal the finished width. I tried a few arrangements and took photos of each.
Here's the original idea (or as close as I could get; the outer background strip would finish narrower):
I think the inner border might be a little wide at 1.5 inches. Here it is at 0.75 inches:
Or I could eliminate the inner background strip altogether:
Here's another approach. Not sure I care for this one.
Or I could go even simpler. There are a couple of drawbacks to this one, though. I'd need to buy more of the linen fabric to get the width I want, and I'd have to sew with a 1/4 inch seam (I'd prefer 1/2 inch for linen).
I have a preference already, but I won't reveal it just yet. What do you think?
I'm linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday.