Everything outside of the flying geese was added by me. I am pleased with how it turned out and downright giddy about the stars in the corners. I wish I could take the credit for the design, but I found it in an amazing book I recently found in a second hand bookstore.
It was published in 1994 and has tons of great ideas for borders. Don't knock these older quilt books. If you can overlook the hunter green calico, there are some amazing designs. I always check used book stores, thrift shops and antique shops for these gems.
This is the design of the border I used.
The tricky part was calculating the width to cut the strips for the chevrons. My high school algebra teacher would have been proud when I whipped out the Pythagorean formula. The strips needed to be a smidgen over an inch wide finished, so I cut them at 1 1/2", moved my needle over one position to the right, and figured any extra could be adjusted while pressing. It worked out perfectly - happy dance!! Better yet, I think Xandi likes it too!!
So this quilt to be has been sent on the next step of its journey, and I have received the next one. Wait til you see it, it's amazing. Oh dear, I hope I don't mess it up!
EDITED TO ADD: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE PATTERN XANDI USED FOR THE PAPER PIECED FEATHERS, IT IS AVAILABLE AT SHAPE MOTH AS PART OF THE FOREST QAL. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.