Next I considered how to make it into a quilt. I did not want to add much to the picture as it is a very strong design, also I wished to respect the artistic integrity of the artist who made it.therefore i went for the simple picture frame approach. I also had the deep indigo fabric from Taiwan but that was too heavy immediately around the picture - hence the deep cream inner border.
The outer border was chosen to tone with the red in the batik but I wanted to be careful that it was not brighter. So I ended up with reddish brown outer border. Not a color combination I would have initially thought of but one I came upon after auditioning many other pieces in my stash. The outer border was necessary as my son is very tall and I wanted it to be big enough - I had used all the indigo fabric I had.