I had a dozen 9½" blocks left over from this quilt and, being tired of them laying around, I decided to put them together into a little quilt. Trying to finished those unfinished projects, you know.
I knew I wanted to connect the inner sashing between blocks and decided the olive green worked best with the various colors in all the blocks. I like how open this layout and setting looks. I tried it with red cornerstones and decided it closed in the blocks too much.
The narrow, olive green border was an easy choice but the wider border took a little play. I had several ideas including red-and-light 9-patch blocks; a light border; and several reds. The striped red fabric won.
But then there was the decision about which direction the stripes should go. stripes going parallel to the edges uses less fabric and needs fewer seams. Stripes going perpendicular to the edges needs more seams and careful alignment. And they both give a different appearance to the border.
This red striped fabric came from thrift store shirts. Surprisingly, I found two at different stores at different times! When I find a shirt with fabric I like I always hope to find another but it so rarely happens. I'm thrilled when it does.
I particularly like the squares created by the cornerstones, sashing, and corner blocks. To me it adds another level of interest.
Another quilt on its way to a finish this year! Can I keep up my one finish per week that's been going on for nearly a month now? We'll see.
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> Let's Bee Social #186 at Sew Fresh Quilts
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We're having a heat wave here in Ohio. I know it's not as hot as some areas of the country but our humidity is high and the dew point is just as high. When we walk outside we walk into a wall of moisture hanging in the air! I hope you're having good weather wherever you are.