I made this little quilt before I was associated with 44th Street Fabric shop. I wanted to show you how different fabrics can be. The black fabric used for the border was purchased from the shop and is a high-quality black fabric. The black fabric used in the quilt was a cheap fabric. They looked the same when I made the quilt. This picture was taken when the quilt was about a year old. It has been sold and is actually hanging in a math professor's office at Harvard. My point is though, for beginning quilters, don't do as I did and try to save money on solid fabrics. Buy good ones and you won't be sorry!