I've been able to spend a good few hours at the sewing machine today and made excellent progress on the orphan block quilt. I have admitted defeat on that last border of half square triangles though... they were too big a challenge with all that black and have been put back in the orphan block stash. I've pulled out some of my lovely bright 5" squares to use instead. After sewing all the middle together with some odd sized coping strips the finished size of the centre piece will be 45" - perfect for a border of 5" squares. Then one last border and the quilt top will be finished.