Finally the Kimono Quilt is finished and I am pleased. I have visions of another one in my head and will have to plan it out carefully as I will carry it further than I did on this one. I loved the actual piecing and final constructing of the blocks and must admit that I discovered a nice way to border a quilt and have it hold it's shape at the same time.
I hand basted as shown below, then decided to cut the borders back to 2.5" and basted them down. I then added a braided upholstery trim to the front, carried it to the back and tacked it down. It makes a very nice finishing edge. I did the same for the kimono collar.
I am setting aside the ribbons and fabrics that I had intended to use to skirt this one for a future quilt along with some drawings, but must finish some more UFOs that are as large as this and need to be done.