This black didn't help, but it will be a good free-motion practice piece.
Mother had put some border fabric with the hearts back in May when we took the Roberta Horton class together in Kansas City, but darned if I know what I did with it. I remember marveling at her ability to put just the right fabrics together. The gene must have skipped a generation, or at least it skipped these borders. My consolation is that it does look better in person.