I should have known better - when I'm on a roll I can't drop a project just to use triangles as leader-enders. So I sewed all my half-square triangle squares. I had to use two background colors as I didn't have enough of either one for all the squares I needed.
Originally these were going to make a border directly outside the teal-turquoise border. No matter how I placed the triangles it was just too busy. Alternating the two backgrounds was too spotty. I couldn't seem to make random work either. And the number per side was 13, so they all had to go in the same direction. So I've added another "coping border". First the dark green, which was too dark, then the pink. That gave me 14 squares per side, so I was able to arrange the triangles going outward from the center of each side. The outside border was still way too busy next to the triangles so I added the green "stopper" there.
Now I think the border overwhelms the center. and I still don't like the triangles with two different background colors.
Would it be better to just forget the triangles, toss them into the 2 1/2" triangle square box, and go with simple? This border certainly doesn't overwhelm the center. It is also very plain. But maybe that's what I want, as I think the border on the pattern picture's quilt is too busy. The border is subdued due to the more lively center - I never thought I'd call this print subdued! - but maybe that's what the quilt needs.
What do you think?
Do you like either of these better than the other?
Can you think of a different way to include the triangles in the border?
Thanks ahead of time for your input.