Ladder tape enclosing the cord, this is per ANSI safety regulations for roman shades. This prevents a choking hazard to children. Rings are place every 8" which is also a regulation.
Warning labels go on every shade that leaves the work room, in English and Spanish per ANSI safety regulations.
Lots of safety regulations to follow these days.
I think you will agree the pattern looks balanced and not heavy to one side. I am almost embarrassed to admit how long it took me to figure the placement. It looks simple in the photo but as I said there was space in the center that was created by two rows of pattern running up the fabric, its sort of hard to explain.
I think they turned out really nice.