In October, I took 2 days of classes with Bonnie Hunter in Rochester, NY. One of the quilts was Pineapple Blossom, a free one on her blog. Even though it was the smaller quilt in her directions, I decided to add the "waste" HSTs for the border. I had to make a couple more. I did not realize until too late, that the quilt is not symmetrical top to bottom, so I did not sew the HST border in the right direction and ended up with yucky corners. Sigh. So, I ripped out the corner ones and replaced it with a whole neutral square- 4 corners worth. Fiddly stuff.
Bad HST corners
Corners with squares auditioned, yes, ripping commence
After straightening that out, I tried a whole chorus of border fabric- blues, greens, purples- and settled on a fabric I had just bought last week on clearance at a Black Friday Sale at a LQS. It says meow all over on it, kind of funny. I made all the meow words face up looking from the center. Once it was on the wall, I really, really like it- everything was scraps. Then I wished I would have made it larger, so maybe I will make another one. Very fun quilt!