I decided (with the help of commenters) to go ahead and make it with the intended outer border.
Now to sandwich and quilt it by the end of the month.
Here is the center of the quilt. I used the Moda “Sent With Love” jelly roll and a pattern from “Scrap Basket Surprises”.
My dilemma is this:
Should I go with how the pattern says to complete the quilt (the red on the outside is the binding)?
Or should I just finish it with the inner border and bind it (again, the red on the outside is the binding)?
I have a deadline on the quilt and really need to get going on it. So any advice would be appreciated.