I had a few ideas for quilting the borders: making little squares instead of diamonds, making daiseys all over-or this-outlining the design already here. I like this option better-more fun to quilt (I am tired of the straight lines and all the marking) and it also is subtle and gives a little interest.
As soon as it gets light this morning I am going to scrounge around outside for all things rusty. I want to "play" with rust dye. Will keep you posted on my attempts