Don't jump to conclusions. I see this happen all the time and it's generally the cause of difficulty. There are some shapes that we see in stained glass that cause students problems only because they don't correctly orientate them. Triangles are the most common of these shapes and curved parallelograms are probably the second most common. Most times these are not perfect and are 'off' in one way or another. People cut the glass piece and then drop it onto their pattern without spinning the piece around to see if there's a better fit in another direction. If you jump to conclusions and just begin grinding you can very easily end up with a piece that's too small and still doesn't fit correctly.
The two blue triangles below are the exact same piece just rotated a bit. Note that one of the points is longer than the other two. Most people miss this or believe that they've cut the piece badly and then grind the long point down so it will fit the pattern-- that's wrong. Any time you have a triangular shape you should spin it to see which way matches the pattern most closely. The green curved diamond is another example. This piece will only correctly fit in one direction even though you can force it incorrectly into place if you have it upside down.
With her three layer wrapping border all cut and tacked into place Ann will be able to relax while soldering her large Cross Window. Every class we have has mentioned this window and asked to see it and one student has even expressed a desire to make one herself so perhaps we'll see this done again in the future. Sometimes a fancy border can outshine the subject matter and this is a border that's capable of doing so, but the cross itself is even more intricate than the border and therefor stands out in the mix.
So there you have it. It was certainly a busy week and next week I know that we'll see at least three more stunning windows become completed. I'm just happy they didn't get finished this week because things were getting a bit jam packed in this post!