My husband suggested stripes and is quite sure one of those striped fabrics will be perfect. When he saw the creams (in the photo below, the horizontal strips in the upper left block) he commented that they looked too much like the background. Except that the background of a bulletin board is not the background of the quilt.
Still open for consideration on this quilt are the joining strips, the centers, and the sashing between the finished blocks. Options for the strips connecting the corners is to use the same fabric for all blocks; use a variety of fabrics; or use stripes or not. Though my husband thinks the stripes are fabulous, I'm not yet convinced. I still have time to play around.
The blocks will end up about 9", if I use 1" strips. Each corner block is 4 1/2" as it is now, will finish at 4" when sewn.
When you're auditioning quilt blocks, do you have a somewhat clear idea of how the quilt will look when finished or do you work like this, too? I think it's much easier to see a photo of a finished quilt and copy it or make it your own however you choose - fabrics, colors, layout, etc.
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I almost forgot! I'm linking this post to WOW at Esther's Blog and to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Thank you, Esther and Lee.