The photo above shows a close-up of the center. The printed fabric borders add a little peace to the scene, preventing the pieced borders from jumbling together. Although I do love the Anna Williams style, and the joyously busy intuition quilt that Sujata is making right now.
It's interesting to see this quilt in black and white, and sepia. When we used to live near New York City, there was ambient light in our apartment at night (even though we lived on the 18th floor!) and I used to take a look at my quilts on the design wall during the night. Checking on them like babies, haha. In the low light, I couldn't really see the colors, just the values. With this insight, I'd usually make a few adjustments before going back to sleep, then having sweet quilty dreams.