Black is really hard to photograph, did you know that?
Once I got the top and bottom borders put together I discovered they were about 2" too long - of course. Back in the day I would have taken the side bits apart and narrowed the compensating strip between the flying geese to adjust the size. Now, in my maturity and wisdom (yeah, right!) I plan to just add a strip to either side of the body of the quilt and call it good. I'm excited to get all the pieces of this quilt together and see how it looks. I think it's going to be fun to have around.