This was the first half of the quilt. I am very pleased with it. I found some leftover striped blue fabric that I am going to cut up and use as an outside border. First will be a border of the off white and then a narrow border of green.
I found some significant yardage of a very pale yellow and decided that I would try that. It is not perfect but is okay. There is so much bright yellow in the blocks in this bunch of blocks.
And here is what is done after two days. I actually found one of those slotted rulers that had 1/4 markings which made the cutting of the strips much more accurate. These blocks also finish at 8 1/2 inches. I am going to use purple and dark green in the borders to try to tone it down a bit. I won't be doing any of the machine quilting until I get back to NC where my faithful Juki is as well as my pool noodles which make basting much easier! I don't put on borders anymore until I finish machine quilting the whole quilt and get the two sections sewn together. They lay so much flatter that way and i never have to measure the outside!