I finished my quilt top!!!!
As I mentioned before, I made the center "liberated" by varying the sizes of the 36 blocks rather than making them uniform. The aqua and black stripes are also liberated in that I didn't measure the widths so they vary in size, and they are a little wavy. This quilt is headed to Montana. The letters I pieced represent our "brand" in Big Sky.
I haven't decided yet how I will quilt this. I am also wondering what color to use for the binding. Should I repeat the red or maybe the dark color used for the inner border?
Thank you for the advice on the borders and the letters. This has been so much fun. I hope to make another one. I am enjoying seeing all the great ideas y'all have come up with.