On the advice of every single comment, I added the borders to the braid without changing it. I heard once that if three people you trust give you the same advice you should heed it. Well, I heard the same thing from thirteen people who know what they are talking about, so it was an easy decision. I also got several reasons for doing it that way in case anyone asks. Thanks everyone.
I finished quilting Merry Sunshine this morning. When I took it off the frame I discovered that the last bit hadn't been sewn properly. When I changed the thread, I didn't put it in the tension disks properly. Hint: If your sewing machine sounds a bit off, it probably is. Rather than put it back on the frame, I did that bit on my regular machine. I thought it was easier, since it was near the edge. Doing it on my regular machine reminded me how much easier it is on the frame. The most time-consuming part of quilting this one was changing thread all the time. Since you can only do about a six inch or less strip at a time, you can see how many thread changes there were. The upside is that I am now much faster at threading that machine. It was a great chance to practise different free motion stitches. Some were more successful than others , but since I am still at the learning stage, I will not stress about the less than perfect areas.