And there's that word again.... contrast.
This is my work in a really old Roses RR and I included it because I wanted you to notice all the beading around the inside of the frame... It does look pretty but its main purpose is to really secure the silkie in place and anchor it..
So framing is far more than just a box around something.. It should be in harmony with what it frames and also add interest to the block.
The next post will include the patch as part of the "frame."