I'm really into all of the grey fabric out right now, and so for the sashing I really wanted to go with grey. However, when I got to my LQS I realized that grey was just not the right color for this quilt, so I'll have to plan another quilt for the future to satisfy my grey craving ;) I finally settled on a Kona Solid in a turquoise color, I can't remember the right color naming from the bolt. The turquoise color was perfect. Most of the block pieces are in the pink/purple family but there are pieces that are in blues and greens, so the turquoise sashing will help balance out the quilt colors.
And now for the border, the fabric that started it all! I bought two yards of this fabric since I loved it so much, even though I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it... After analysing the purchase I decided it would be better to use the butterfly fabric as a border since it was a strong directional fabric. Once I decided to use this as a border fabric on a quilt for a full size bed I got nervous that I didn't have enough so I ran back to the quilt shop to get more and they were all out! I knew if I practiced careful cutting I could get enough out of the piece for the border, but I postponed cutting the piece as long as possible.