Now that I've finished my previous long term UFO, it's time to get started on the NEXT one. Yeah, the *next* one. I have a whole list of UFOs to work on (I'm sad to say) and this one popped to the top of the list.
The pattern called for a grid layout, which is one of the most boring layouts ever .. IMNSHO. To be sure, there are times when a tic-tac-toe arrangement is perfectly acceptable but it is not what I wanted for this quilt. Just exactly what I *did* want remained elusive.
Until I discovered a pattern titled "Spanish Tiles". Oh! I *loved* the sashing. Luckily Dear Daughter liked it also.
So, here's the start of this next adventure. The top pieced border hasn't been made yet, as it needs the partial "X" blocks, as are present on the sides. It's easier to make the full "X" blocks right now so that I can be consistent (and remember how to do it!) than to switch gears. When it comes time to do the top, bottom and other side borders, then I'll do all the partial "X" blocks.
Due to the precise amount of strip set needed to frame the embroidered blocks *between* the "X" blocks, this sashing is turning out to be a *major* PITA.
AND DANG IT!! Now that I've seen the picture (looking at it from afar), I see the far left horizontal strip set segment is wrong .. the dark purple shouldn't extend all the way to the edge. Well, drats. It must come down and be corrected. How utterly annoying.