Adding borders posed much less of a problem than the piecing of the circle blocks. Half Square Triangles are my favorite block, so easy to construct, versatile, and adds so much impact to a quilt.
I have been down on the floor, basting this quilt. Although I do find this part of the process a chore I do take my time, ensuring that the backing, batting and quilt top are all perfectly smooth and aligned. A well basted quilt is tantamount to a quilt without puckers, tucks and fabric distortion. Excess fabric cannot be "quilted out" as you go along, believe me I have tried!