OK, then, we have a result.
I will not be adding the outer border blocks to Time for Teal. Instead, I’ll attach the final dresden strip to the bottom, and then bind and label it. I’ll add a channel to the top at the back in case its new owners wish to hang it on the wall, and then I’ll send it off down to Melbourne :-), the first of many, I hope.
After that, it’ll be time to get cracking with the second one. Yup, once I’d made the decision, I took T4T down and arranged all the leftover blocks, and guess what? I only have 5 blocks left to make to achieve another quilt! Thanks mainly to the fact that I received Nanette’s lovely squishy this morning with 4 blocks and lots of lovely teal scraps. See, how nice are these?
So, what’s the new one going to be like, you may ask (assuming you haven’t fallen asleep with boredom about the whole subject by now, of course…)? Well, quite a lot like this, actually:
It’s call Stay + (Positive). A visual pun, but a pun nonetheless. What, you thought I’d let a perfectly good punning opportunity pass, did you? The plus sign in the centre currently blocked in with dark teal scrap fabric will be made up of chequerboard blocks in all the darkest shades of teal I have, including some of the lovely scraps Nanette sent me. I’ll be able to crank those out really quickly. There’s probably going to be some positional tweaking going on before I finalise the layout, but not too much. Yes, it’s a square, and slightly smaller than the other one, but it needs to be a square because of the + sign, and it’s still a pretty good size at nearly 160cm square. Certainly plenty large enough for chilly evening snuggling.
So, thanks to everyone who took the trouble to consider the issue and leave a comment. I appreciate every single one, and even if I didn’t go with your selection, it doesn’t mean I don’t care about your contribution.
Stay with me, there’s a new quilt trying to escape…