My brain finally registered the "suggestion" from several in this group, that adding a "plain" border might help the looks of subsequent borders. I mean, this could actually apply to me and solve why my next border wasn't looking right when I laid it loosely on the top! Huzzah! I added some plain red narrow borders.
Then I read a reminder on Melody's blog that it is easier to quilt borders AS THEY ARE ADDED, than it is to quilt them when they have all BEEN added. Because you will always be working close to the outer edge of the project.
Having that thought in the back of my mind, I was constantly perusing my LRR on my "design wall", and it suddenly stuck me. I could be QUILTING these borders AS I ADDED THEM.
Well that certainly let me off the hook for adding my "squares" border right now!
I set right to work:
I've done all I'm ready to try today.
And now I do have to think about the Squares Border!
Anybody else trying "Quilt-As-You-Go"?