I have a few blocks left over as I wanted the quilt more symmetrical than the pattern in the magazine. I wanted the corner triangles to be the same size whereas on the pattern they were different sizes as the blocks were off-set. That sounds confusing but I know what I mean even if no-one else does - lol ! I don't think I've explained that very well but never mind.
I tried to mix up the colours as best I could but there a couple of places where very similar blocks are close together but no matter. They're staying where they are now !!
I love how it's looking but now need to add borders. I actually like it without borders but NEED this quilt to be bigger as it's for a double bed and I like a good overlap. When I cut out all my blocks I deliberately cut loads of extra small triangles for an idea I had brewing. What do you think of these for a border idea ?
My sort of plan is to have a double strip of these going around the edge maybe with a plain fabric seperating them. Not altogether sure how big my borders need to be yet to get it to the size I want. Where is my tape measure ??? Could be triangle overload - we'll see !
I will trim the edges and work out sizes and then go from there. If I decide not to use these split flying geese - no matter ! It will be the start of a whole new quilt - lol !
Oh what fun we have.
Also I'm thinking I may hand quilt this after all instead of getting it done on a long-arm quilter. A daunting prospect for something this size but I know it will look lovely. And there is absolutely no rush at all because this quilt will be mine and Jasons.
I am going to my warehouse again tomorrow but as a passenger. Jason wants some more driving practise - hope I'm in a fit state for some shopping and my nerves are intact :-)