In the end, Purple Pickles got a border. I really struggled with whether to leave it or whether to add a border. After a trip to my LQS, I found this fabric and my decision was made.
It's got a black background and the exact two shades of warm and cool purple swirls. I added a small black border and a piping of lime green that has tiny black swirls.
Here you can see the quilt without the border. I just felt that it needed a little extra "weight" to it as I was using some pretty dark colors. Seeing it with the border added, this now looks totally unfinished to me.
Here is the final version. I took it ouside to get a better picture and the center still looks washed out to me. I will start with an allover stitch in the ditch and then hope for some inspiration.
It's a gorgeous day in Northwest Florida today, hope it is where you are too.