Remember the overflowing box of leftover strips from the spiderweb quilt? Like a kid with a quarter, those red ones were burning a hole in my proverbial pocket. I sure do like red. When I was a little girl (first grade) red was my very favorite color. Anyway, I pulled out some of my "oldie but goodie" quilt books - from the heyday of Martingale books, when they were "That Patchwork Place" and Nancy Martin, Judy Hopkins, and Marsha McCloskey were writing the patterns.
Since my quilt isn't the size of the one in the book, and I'm not a math genius, I had to figure out how many blocks got 4 corners, how many got 2, and how many got 1 corner, and what color. I laid it out on the wall and added the black and white corners starting with the outer blocks - its kind of a "floating" set.
Here's my other friend, Goofy, doing what he does best on good-weather sewing days. I like to leave the studio door open so the dogs can run in and out, but Goofy likes to guard the threshold. This is one of his favorite places.
Here are the finished blocks - I'll sew them together tomorrow. It came together pretty easily, and I'm quite pleased with the results. The finished specs - 48 7.5" blocks (7 inches finished), with 2.5" connector corners.
And here's the strip box -