If you look closely at the cream strips between the blocks, you'll see that it's a "homespun" fabric which isn't exactly "quilt material" but it was truly the closest thing I could come up with when I was looking for a cream fabric. Am I happy with it? No. Not at all. I'll never make that mistake again. I wanted to have a cream sashing around each block and then just have the red sashing around the outter part of that. I ripped out so many seams just trying to line up the blocks - because "homespun" is so loosely woven that it pulls and distorts very easily - that I finally said enough was enough! I didn't have the energy to rip out the smaller pieces between the blocks but I guess it didn't turn out too terribly bad the way it is. All the red sashing is cut at 2".
The striped blue fabric - or "ticking" as it's also known - around the outter edge is from some yardage that was in one of several boxes of fabric that was given to me a few years ago. I had no idea what I was going to do with all of it but when I started this quilt for Colby I knew exactly what I was going to use it for! I cut the "ticking" at 6 1/2".
Each block has it's own unique personality.... just like Colby! lol
This is just a closer view of some of the blocks but you can see a little of the ticking off to the left of the picture. Although it's a different shade of blue than the rest of the quilt I think it's a good match.
Tomorrow I'll layer and baste then start quilting.... I'm just not sure how I want to quilt it though. Probably just meandering, like I usually do. That seems to work best for me! lol
Happy Crafting! Have a great night!