I paper pieced the center medallion with this amazing tutorial from Penny Poppleton. It came together so easily, and I didn't have to attempt Y seams! Hooray for avoiding something difficult.
I was conflicted on which fabric to choose for the 1st border, but I love the way the Pearl Bracelets look. I think I might have a thing for Lizzy House fabrics :)
Last night before I passed out from exhaustion, I did a test strip of border 2 with some extra triangles I cut out. I was pretty shocked when it actually looked like it is supposed to. I hoping to get the triangle borders pieced and sewn on the medallion today. Fingers crossed that William takes a long nap :)