This is the 3rd Inner City quilt that I'm working on now (well, now being the last couple of years). I made the outer border separately and whip-stitched the body of the quilt to it. I thought it would be easier but it was still a pain. The top is done now and is in the quilting hoop. I like to hand quilt 1/4" inside each half hex. Did I mention that I really love the Inner City pattern?