This is what I ultimately decided to do. I put the bottom border on three sides today. I still need to make 11 more blocks for the top border. I wish I had NOT put the single nine-patch in the corner of the second border. I considered taking it all apart and removing it, but decided life is too short to worry about such a trivial thing!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
2 years ago