The borders, as shown in the pattern are wide and have some big flying geese in them. When I looked at the quilt on the wall, it seemed like it could use narrower borders, so I played off the idea of threes- like the rail and the nine patches, and used two more strips. I carried the triangle star points out into the border. I think it gave the quilt an all together look, much like the first RWB mystery that I did. I do not know how I am going to quilt it. I usually don't make a quilt with all the same blocks, so this was an exercise for me.
The light blue is a mottled fabric which I think gives the blocks some shimmer.