I got a good amount of sewing done on the 'Wild Blue Yonder' blocks. All 20 are finished now, and two extra where the background fabric didn't work with the others.
Marti Michell Template set A templates 2 and 4 and continued cutting. Yes, it does take a bit more time to cut, but then I know the sizes are closer to perfect and everything lines up nicely and I don't have to spend time trimming points or folding the larger triangle and the rectangles to find the middle points to line them up. The blocks made with the templates turned out much nicer than the first ones, so I trimmed all the points off the already cut pieces and continued sewing.
This quilt needs a border. The blocks are 12 inches and I do want it to be bigger. Its not going to make bed size, but large lap is still good.
For the first border I want to finish the 1/4 triangle squares and then finish the 8 section pinwheel blocks.It brings the idea of prairie points to mind. Fortunately I cut extras of both units so I am ready to keep sewing tomorrow. I will use Marti's flying geese rular to cut the missing triangles and then add a matching border all around. Pictures of that next week I hope.
I am stuck on how to quilt this thing. I could just stitch in the ditch along all the lines. I would be sturdy, but possibly boring. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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