i added 18 more S blocks from my own stash to give me 56. i laid them out 7 X 8 and added a 5" finished outer border (mitered!) to give me a quilt that is 80" x 90"....i have a reason for this. see, i have a special backing fabric picked and i have 6 yards of it- ie- a backing that is 90" x 108"...so that means i'll be using my special backing fabric in the best way with little waste when it's all said and bound :)
that border was an alexander henry print i bought waayyy back in 2005...i had intentions to use it in another quilt (where you cut the 45degree triangles and sew them together to get boxed stripes) but it works much better here!!!
see the 6th block in the fifth row!!!? that's Nemo fabric!
now all i need is a great name! i'm working on a sentence that all the words start with the letter S, or a sentence that all the first letters of the words in the sentence spell my name....*shrug* suggestions?