When I was most of the way around sewing the binding on the first time, I decided that as long as I was experimenting, let's try a new way to connect the beginning and ending. Placing both parts of the binding together, I trimmed them with an extra 1/4 inch on each side, sewed them together. This worked far better than I had hoped and the binding fit perfectly!
This is the finished quilt. My total of finished quilts for the year is two. Pretty impressive considering all of the other things I must do!
Just had to add a picture of my little helper. I found stray pins on every side of the quilt, but who cares? We were having fun together and another generation of quilters is being created.