Well, it's a little closer to what I was thinking.
But the same problem that everyone agreed on, the border fabric, is still there. I auditioned several other fabrics in my stash to replace it, but I wasn't happy with any of them.
I just don't have it in my budget right now to go fabric shopping so I'm probably just going to leave it as is and move on to the applique.
I'll post a picture of the finished quilt when I get finished.