10/3/17 Reawakening this first post for Tuesday Archives (button in sidebar).
Everything inside the narrow dark border was an orphan block that I acquired. Although I liked it a lot, I didn’t have any other blocks to go with it. I did have fabric almost like the rectangles.
Because the pieces in the block were so small, wide borders just would not work, so I made the three rows of one-inch checkerboard and added the two rows of random neutral two-inch squares.
Another challenge was to not overpower the block with the large border. To avoid that, I didn’t use the dark brown or the bright oranges in the border.