I took the center panel with me to Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat the first week on October, promising myself that I would get the words and the borders finished while I was there. Hooray, it happened!
Then I put uneven feathers in the two side panels, "echo-ed" the words, and put straight lines behind them. [I had decided that the YEAR would be easier in Roman numerals because there are only straight lines for 2010.]
I know I missed the deadline, but I am really pleased with the result.
It makes me smile!