This is a direct result of my impatience...did not line up the stripes when sewing the binding together and thought I would get away with it. When I had finished sewing the binding on and stepped back to look at it, I thought that the mismatched stripes were a real distraction (duh!). One mismatch I could have probably gotten away with, but all of them really hurt my eyes.
So, off with the binding! Seems I am doing lots of things twice lately.