I HATE ripping seams. But I managed to get it done without a great deal of injuries (to me or the quilt). I made 2 new blocks. Then I began the process of putting it back together.
Confession time: I don't like reconstructing things that were once constructed. I don't sew clothes because I can't make them fit properly. I don't even hem pants--I just wear higher heels. Whew! Confession is good for the soul. And high heels are good for many things.
Anyway, moving on.... I eventually got it all put back together properly. I went with the bird binding. And I LOVE the way it turned out.
So I also think I would have really liked it with the orange if I had put more brights in the quilt. But the way it turned out, it's perfect for its recipient.