First of all, here is a close-up of the fabrics in this quilt. The parents-to-be are both musicians, so I am using some of my collection of music fabrics on this quilt. I made another baby quilt using some of the same fabrics when they had their first child (see it HERE.)
Since the quilt is made from all music fabrics, it seemed to make sense to do a piano key border. Unfortunately, I've been having trouble getting the border to fit. The center of the quilt measures 34.5", and the border strip along the side is closer to 35 or 35.25". I've already tried making some of the seams a little deeper, but it still doesn't fit. It might be time to just trim down the strips at the the two ends and call it good enough! The baby won't mind.
Julie in GA