I felt like the top needed some curves so I pulled out my
Quick Curve Ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful and went to work. The side and top borders have an improv feel with the curves not quite lining up with each other which I thinks looks fabulously modern. As a final touch I reverse appliqued some circles for the corners. I scootched (is that a word?) them in to be close with the curves.
I am so pleased with the result and I sure hope the owner of the top loves it too. I can't wait to see what is added for the final round.