Barbara Brackman has hosted a block a week quiltalong for all of 2011 to commerate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Great history lessons. Nice blocks. A good variety. The original plan was 56 blocks. Somewhere along the way I got behind and then tried to catch up and got to 45 and ran out of steam, I guess.
So, I laid out my favorite 42 blocks in a 6×7 on point arrangement. And have decided to create alternating blocks of four patches from my scraps and sashing.
You can see one of the alternating blocks in the picture. I am not so sure about it. Very dark green sashing. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
But there was also the idea of making two sashings, one light and the outer one dark green.
Here they are side by side. What do you think? Which do you prefer?
So, I am letting the idea sit (on my “design floor”) while I sew the four patches together because I am more confident about them.