Booger! Booger, booger, booger.
Painting the stripes on isn't going to work. I have to go back to the applique method. :(
(on top of that I am annoyed at myself for keeping me up until 2 or so. Then thunder woke me at 6:30. Maybe I really do need only 4 hours of sleep. Somehow, I don't quite believe that, though.)