I did a pretty leaf & scroll border on the ivory border and wider piano keys on the red border.
The border tied into the free-handed all-over leaf & scroll quilting on the body of the quilt. I have another of her quilts to finish before returning this.
I made this quilt more than a year ago from some of my very favoritest bright and modern fabrics, mostly pink and orange (with a little green tossed in). I used a completely random 9-patch layout, but then I reassembled the quarters from the cut 9-patches into 4-piece units. The white sashings set off these very colorful and seemingly randomly pieced blocks beautifully.
I also used many of those same fabrics to make a couple table runners. These both put a contrasting bolder fabric at the center of the 9-patch. You can see how that accent fabric pops from the design in both cases.
Here's one made by one of my customers last year. This quilt is sashed, yet not in a highly contrasting fabric. It has the blocks assembled in an ordered fashion too, where in each block, the small square stones are all from the same fabric, but it still maintains a somewhat randon appearance.And lastly (one of my oldies but goodies)...This was made for my inlaws 2 years ago from many packs of charm packs. The only thing I tried to do was to place the squares that were more solid at the 4 corners of the original 9-patch block, and put the whitest option at the center (which becomes the small square). Then I assembled them as shown below, which is different from any other layout shown above. I guess I was going through a very orderly phase then! This was before I had my longarm (and the quilt was way too large for me to quilt on my DSM), so I sent it out for quilting. She did a nice job keeping the quilt light and pretty.