Aimée has grown a bit more.
I think I now have the final size, which was dictated by the width of the lovely Anita’s Arrowhead blocks I made yesterday (thank you for the link, Esther). In the corners, I will put dresden plate blocks, using scraps from the quilt, and I will fill between the corner and centre blocks with a simple striped fill – again, using some scraps and some new fabrics. There might also be a little more appliqué. I have auditioned more of the duck egg blues, and using too many of them simply makes the quilt look bland and wishy washy, so there’ll be a mixture of colours. The warm rosy red border was also visually necessary, and fortunately I had just enough of it.
Any thoughts on what colour I should use to bind this beauty? All opinions considered, but I’ll end up doing what the quilt tells me in the end….