Okay, I had a brilliant inspiration for the quilting pattern for quilt borders. One or two readers even got a preview of said brilliant inspiration.
Oh, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Until I put pencil to paper. After resizing (2.25 x 9.5") and the necessary simplification (so that a human could stitch the pattern) it was, well, boring. Boring and unrecognizable as anything even remotely resembling brilliant. Back to the drawing board.
Here's my drawing board:
Included are things that measure, things to help draw shapes, tracing paper, things that mark things, a major-league eraser-on-a-stick, and the Very Important Things: Coffee and a book on tape. It took 4 Miss Marple short stories to come up with a workable border motif (or two).