Thanks to everyone who helped make this border decision. I agree that the checks would have been a little too much and should be broken up with black cornerstones.
Yet, Uncle Mi was thinking outside the box and wanted an all black border. Okie-Dokie. Mission Accomplished.
In case you are wondering, I followed LindaJ's 'Sorta TShirt Tutorial' when making this. Many thanks to Linda for *holding my hand* during the process. :)