My pieced border fit! When I measured, both the quilt and the pieced border were 1/2" larger than I expected. But fortunately that meant that my planned border sizes still worked. I just had to cut the border strips a smidge longer. There are 2 more borders to go on this quilt. Another narrow black border next, and then dark red for the outer wide border. But I needed a break, so I moved on to one of my block of the month projects.
Do paper pieced blocks always end up with really bulky seams? That center point is thick. I guess, now that I look at it, that there are 8 pieces meeting there - but all the bulk seems to have fallen in the same direction, so it's a serious lump. Not looking forward to quilting that.
I'm linking up to Work in Progress Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced today. Drop by to see what others are up to this week.