I noticed on our Flickr page that Thalia has mocked up an diagonal chain in alternate blocks, which looks good. A nice way to unify some very different blocks.
And Magpie Memories is going to use the same set she used in her "Sylvia's Bridal Quilt."
I thought about a medallion kind of format. Sorta like this. All 53 blocks fit. The quilt is a little bit more than 95" square and it's easier than it looks because it's really just an alternate block set with the blocks on point.
I was inspired by this quilt that Terry Thompson and I did years ago for one of our Moda Civil War repro lines.
The pieced blocks are white squares in this mockup. The quilt is a grid of 7 x 7 blocks on point.
The border finishes to 8" with four pieced blocks in the corners.
This is the alternate block (A) finishing to 8".
Cut squares 8-7/8". Cut each in half diagonally to make 2 triangles.
Piece into squares.
You need 24 alternate blocks like Block A---
16 shaded in palette 1 for the outer ring and
8 shaded in a palette 2 for the middle ring.
To get the medallion shading you need a second alternate block (B) to turn the corners.
You need 12 alternate blocks B---
4 shaded in palette 1 for the outer ring,
4 shaded in a palette 2 for the middle ring and
4 shaded in palette 3 for the center ring.
Piece them as they are shaded above but you have to rotate these to get the medallion illusion.
Cut Block B
Cut the large triangles by cutting squares 8-7/8". Cut each in half diagonally to make 2 triangles.
Cut the small triangles by cutting squares 9-1/4". Cut each into 4 triangles with 2 cuts.
You also need edge triangles to finish out the sides.
You need 24 larger triangles for the edge. Cut 6 squares 12-5/8 ". Cut each into 4 triangles with 2 cuts.
And 4 smaller triangles for the corners. Cut 2 squares 6-5/8". Cut each in half diagonally to make 2 triangles.
For the border
Cut 4 strips 8-1/2" x 79-7/8". (2 1/2 yards of a border print would be plenty.)
Now do remember we have no technical editor here but St. Thomas over on the left so check my math before you cut.