After I finished this piece by hand sewing the binding and the hanging sleeve on it, I took another look and thought ‘wouldn’t it look better with a little white flange between the binding and the background?’. I waited several days hoping that thought would go away…but of course it didn’t…. so I removed the binding, turned it into a flange binding (I like Donna Jordan’s instructions) and now I like it much better; I like the contrast between the background and the binding. I’m hesitant to ask for opinions; I afraid you’ll like it better the way it was and I’m not about to change it again! In any case, I’m out of the blue batik now so it is what it is lol.