I'm very satisfied to have this one finished, but I'm having difficulty working up enthusiasm for it. I'm not sure if it looks a little too country for me? I kind of like how the batiks and the cotton prints work together - why don't we see that more often? I chose these fabrics when I started quilting again after my 15-year layoff, and I didn't realize that people don't seem to mix these fabrics very much. Not sure that I would have chosen differently if I had realized it - but perhaps it would not have entered my mind as a possibility.
I took a Jodi Barrows workshop on the Square in a Square technique - it uses a specialty ruler to make all kinds of blocks. This pattern, called Souther Skies, is from one of her books and the blocks were the basis of the workshop.
It is piecing-intensive for sure. Here is a closer shot of one of the blocks - this star block has corner patches that are each composed of three flying geese that are sewn together, and then this triple-goose bit has four side pieces around it to bring it up to a 4" size. Making all these geese pieces got old fast!
It's an odd size - about 55" x 77". So, as I mentioned earlier, it really needs a border to be big enough to use properly. The pattern calls for two borders at 4" each. I'm drawing a blank for what to use. Blue and red, I guess. But I'm not feeling the love. What would you do for borders on this one?
(Don't you love those photos of quilt tops taken from the back? That stained-glass effect is fantastic!)