Once again…so sorry for the delay!
Getting on with the show here…progress has been made (this truly is a quilt along) and this is what these rectangular blocks look like with their borders in sand, and with sashing in zucchini, both Kona cottons.
How to finish the blocks with borders – finished here in Kona cotton in Sand: I wanted an irregular placement of each block within the sashing, meaning that each rectangle would not be as the next one. Each rectangle is slightly off-center and not exactly straight. We embrace that right?! What this means in terms of adding strips to the rectangles is adding slightly more than what you need. I added 5″ wide strips to the rectangles and then trimmed each block to measure 21.5″ x 12.5″. The extra width ensured me that I could trim each one so that (as pictured above as an example) I could put each rectangle with a slight bit of wonk and still be able to trim to the measurement I wanted.
Hey! It’s looking like a quilt top….the sashing in Kona zucchini measures 5.5 inches wide. Sashing is optional of course and I apologize for not including it in my original instructions. I found myself liking the framing that sashing gives and decided to add this to the quilt. I think the quilt can look great either way. I decided that 9 blocks was enough for me, and this will make a nice throw – sized quilt. Final measurements to come!