This morning, as I was staring at the 'preview' picture I posted two days ago, I had an epiphany. Why not carry the streak of lightning setting into the border.
Now I just need to figure out the math for 6 1/4" unfinished flying geese.
Throw in not one, but two directional fabrics and many attempts later, I think I got it.
I will share the cutting instructions when we get to that point.
Of course, now that I see the final product in my mind, I will be going gangbusters again.
I'll try not to post the blocks too rapidly.
I know we have several people just joining and others playing catch up.
To make the flying geese, I used McClun and Nownes' method for making what they term double half square triangle units. I posted the instructions for these earlier. At this size, you waste quite a bit of fabric when you trim off the excess.
So waste not, want not.
I just made bonus 2" HSTs out of them and now I have the beginnings of a second small quilt. Great donation to the small quilt auction our state guild hosts annually.
Next step is to figure out the last 2 blocks. #12 will actually be a block cut in half diagonally to go at the top and bottom of the middle row. I have an idea on which traditional block I will use. #11 is another story. Should it be an easy block like Churn Dash, or maybe Flock? For those of you willing to try Kansas Troubles, it will be your #11 block.
If you want to help me decide, leave your vote in your comments.
Off to the sewing table I go. Have a terrific Thursday...Cheryl