I decided I would cut and assemble all 3 borders before I start attaching them to the red quilt. I think it will speed things up that way. I have the first border of half-square triangles all assembled. I have the 2 long sides of the second border assembled and the short sides won't take much time at all. And I have all the pieces for the final border cut, grouped and ready to assemble - all the fabric choices are made, so it shouldn't take me long at all to get these puppies on my quilt! Maybe I will finish this weekend? Stay tuned!
I really want to put flannel backing on this quilt, but since I am making it larger than planned, the piece I have will no longer fit. I did find a really great flannel that is red flames and I think would be very cute with this quilt. In light of my August "no buy" commitment, and also because the store where I saw the fabric always has 25% off all fabric on holidays, I will wait until Labor Day - September 4 - to make the purchase, then I can't wait to get this one to my quilter to see what she can do with it!