here is a picture of the quilt i took apart and put back together. I went with the solid border and used the side strips sewn together and made the binding. I wonder if the lady that made it would approve. It lloks better now than when it was given to me.the first picture is of the top before and the 2nd is the finished quilt. I quilted it on the diagonal and a free motion feather around the border. Thanks for the ladies that give me suggestions on how to do the border. I washed it yesterday.