I had intended to do a step-by-step with this one, honest I did. But once I got the initial border on and thought through colors, my entire plan changed. Why can't I EVER just do what I originally plan to do? I took the border off and used black piping between each border instead. I am WAY MUCH happier with this than I was the original too, and the owner loves it (his words, not mine!) and he claimed to be speechless. At any rate, I'm happy with it.
All that's left is the quilting and binding and sleeve and label. And then he's going to paint me another picture to keep for myself. Collaborations are more fun than challenges, and you all know I love a good challenge!