Well here are the borders. These are previously dyed pieces from my scrap bag and strips that I dyed just for this piece. The panel on the left came out purple in the photo but it's actually brown, and 'goes' with the piece much better than it appears in the pic! I think I'll put the words to the psalm in the top panel.
I'm using fusible fleece for the batting. I've never used it before, but I wanted very low to no loft, (just to do it differently than I usually do) and it looked pretty flat so I'm trying it. It will sure cut down on pinning since everything is fused to it. I'll be doing raw edge applique rather than traditional piecing since I want an informal look.