so, I added both Chepucto and Copada to my informal list at the back of my sketchbook, and then played around some with both of them. I ended up with this, using a pretty traditional border and string, and came up with an idea
Going around the corners with Copada is a little bit tricky, but I like how it arranges itself so there is one "petal" to each side, on the ends of the chepucto. Wouldn't this make a great border!
I played with chepucto a good deal more than Copada, so I'm going to spend some time with copada tomorrow. Two very fun patterns!