You've got ten patterns, January to October. Pick your favorite nine blocks and get his puppy finished before the holidays. I took Mark's retro red and green blocks and made a virtual quilt inspired by the applique sampler below. The blocks are set with alternate unpieced blocks.
From the Nebraska Project and the Quilt Index
I chopped off the edge in Photoshop so you just
have a half of Block #10
About 67-1/2" x 67-1/2"
Then because I am trying to get good at the new EQ8 I spent some time drawing and coloring. I need more practice so choosing the tools in the new format is second nature. You want to learn a computer program you spend an hour a day on it for a while. (My idea of a good time.)
You can do a screen capture of the quilt in EQ with or without the
9 Pieced Blocks for the center finishing to 12"
16 alternate white blocks cut 12-1/2" square, finishing to 12"
12 edge blocks---here they are half of Block #10, Carolina Lily.
4 corner blocks---a quarter of the Carolina Lily block.
There might be some complaints about this plan, however. Pretty as Block 10 may be, it begs the question....How many Y seams would you have to do? Now you could piece those edge blocks like Martha C did:
See a post on her modified pattern last week:
Block 2 Lend & Borrow as the border
With the seam lines
See the Block 2 Instructions here:
This one might work better with plain white corner triangles.
Cut 2 white squares 9-3/8".
Cut each in half diagonally and you'll have 4 corner triangles you can trim a bit.
I used EQ8 to calculate the yardage for the white alternate blocks and the
extra edge blocks.
2-1/2 Yards of white
and 1-1/2 yards each of the two colors for the edge blocks here.
Of course if I spent an hour a day at my sewing machine instead of at my computer I'd get a lot of these ideas actually stitched.