I've decided to make my first twin size quilt with twelve blocks. The 13th block that's only half shown in this photo is so neat that I plan to make an entire quilt with this one using scrap squares. To set these 12 blocks I ordered three fabrics from the Frolic collection. The stripe fabric in the sashing I cut on the bias as the stripe was printed on the straight of grain. I added unbleached muslin I had in my stash to separate the stripe from the blocks. I didn't want to put a plain sashing on the quilt since the blocks are so busy (sounds crazy doesn't it?). I felt plain sashing would actually detract from the purpose of the quilt blocks - to make a quilt out of my normal comfort zone as far as fabrics are concerned. These are by far the busiest blocks I have ever made so I keep up the theme with busy sashing. The chocolate brown kind of tones it down a bit.
Look at the sashing in the second row on the far right. I tried piecing the bias strips but this is how it looked when it was pieced. It was too distracting so that one will be replaced. I still need to piece more sashings and cut more squares to go around the perimeter. It sure feels good to start making something with the blocks.--------------------------