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.

Sunnyside, Washington