It was awkward and cumbersome to rip off the borders and reattach them at that stage, and added a few more hours. While I worked I could only see that it looked like the back of a fabric, faded and not as smooth as the front, but it looks fine washed up. Like a lighter colorway in the same fabric line.
One thing that did happen is that I must have brought thousands of batting pills over to the front (I guess because of the spray baste). I’ve washed it, shaken it outside, and now will lint roll it thoroughly before I box it up to send today.
Here is the view out my studio window, where I look into the top of a dogwood tree. What you can’t see are all the birds hopping around, eating the orange berries. Right now I see a wren, but often there are titmice, chickadees, cardinals, flickers, and others. Lots of company and extra interest for the cats.
I hope you all have a beautiful fall (or spring!).