For the blocks, I centered a Nine Patch in a mitered sort of sashing. Then I superimposed that block on a Nine Patch (remember the superimposed blocks challenge of 2002?}.
The border is made up of a few shaped notes. Shape notes are a system used in old times and currently in only a few southern states. I drew these for the May 2014 challenge but didn’t get to enter that one. That was the first time since early 2002 that I did not have at least one design in the EQ challenges.