After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I remedied all of the issues and FINALLY got two sides of geese sewn on. :) Happy? Well, almost! I sewed the third side on THE WRONG DIRECTION :/
After staring at it for a long while, I unpicked all 85" of it, and fixed it. I made sure to sew the final side on correctly.... I checked about 301 times ;D
Two more borders to go :) One will either be stacked bricks or half square triangles. The final border will likely be some kind of paper pieced castles with Heather Ross sleeping beauty corners.
I'd like to have this baby all finished so I can enter it into the Peteetneet quilt show this year.
(not sure it's gonna happen)