I appreciate all the comments on the direction of the squiggles, in the end I went with sideways.
To be more accurate, I went with perpendicular, which means that it's going both ways :)! So everyone was right in the end. I think it frames it perfectly, and I do love how the blue border pulls out all the blue string blocks and helps balance out the red.
And I added some of my leftover broken dishes block in the borders. I had to make the one a little smaller because I didn't want a 2 1/2" blue border. Adds a little interest I think. This fabric really is busy when viewed in person. I think to have run the sides lengthwise would have overpowered the quilt.
So this is now done! I really wanted to use all stash fabric, but sometimes as hard as we try, it just doesn't work out. I'm glad I went with these choices.
After I finish the project currently on the machine, I will be quilting this...... feels good.
Have a great day,