spent sunday finishing borders on this flimsy. after completed, took a photo and was not too happy....even though i followed instructions for cutting the triangles, the bias edges ended up top and bottom of the inner border and created havoc.
the top redone is better but still not great. realized some of the issue had to be the way the borders were cut. now, i usually always cut across the width of fabric....never been an issue until today. went and checked the leftover yardage and it appears that while the lengthwise grain is firm, the width is a bit stretchy. i never checked before cutting the borders....i never really have before this. had no problem with the blocks construction. i could remove the outer borders and replace with another fabric BUT that means disturbing the side border triangles that DO have bias edges. either way am afraid it'll possibly be worse off than it is now. it was going to be donated, but perhaps i'll just tie it and tuck it away for a beach blanket....no way can i simply toss all that effort and fabric. there is a use for it somehow....but pretty sure it's the last time i cut borders across the width and not down the length....thankfully no real harm done....i've done pieced borders before, even sawtooth ones, without this much disaster....so must be the outer borders causing most of the trouble...as i have often told my daughter, live and learn!