I really enjoyed sewing this version of Carolyn Friedlander's quilt pattern "Focal"--my version above and hers below, and a link to the pattern here :
The top row shows about 8 different colors, cut 2-1/2 x 6", for the "stick" part of each border piece. In two rows below that are smaller scraps of patterned fabric. Bottom right are four orange sticks lined up with scraps that will become the corner triangles. My favorite part of the process--choosing scraps for the corners, looking for an array (doing 3 or 4 sticks at a time) that would be interesting together, and also contrast with the stick. I do love playing with color. . .
Some scraps were sewn to the left side of the stick, others to the right.
After scraps were sewn on and the flap ironed out (pile on bottom left), I squared up the stick (under the ruler, bottom right). Top left is the finished sticks plus triangles. Top right is the cut-offs from the scraps.
Photo below shows audition of sections for the second border, before all were trimmed.
Checking values with a black/white photo.
Finished top again (for true colors, see details below)
Details from the borders
Now I have to piece a back, and figure out how I want to quilt it.