Saturday, March 26, 2011

One May Night - Border

My goal for the overall effect of One May Night is to be lushly romantic, so the bands will predominantly be softer and flowing. But I want to contrast that with something more geometric and 'harder', but not too hard.

I chose a 'Greek Key' design for the border since, to my mind, it meets that criteria of hard but still flowing. Did you know that the name used for such a symbol is a 'Meander'?

From an article about the "Greek Key" design on Wikipedia

"In art and architecture, a meander or meandros is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Such a design is also called the Greek fret or Greek key design, although these are modern designations. On the one hand, the name "meander" recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River in Asia Minor,..."

After composing One May Night I sat looking at the border thinking, that might be a stinker to stitch~ but I'm happy to report that it really has gone very quickly and is surprisingly easy to follow, thankfully!


  1. I LIKE that border. I can see it is pretty easy to follow. Looking forward to seeing more! Hugs!

  2. Hugs back to ya, Maggee! Glad you like it.