Each block has a pieced center and a framed border with cornerstones that create an Irish Chain effect. The alternate blocks were supposed to be more of the same, with different pieced centers.
I decided to make my alternate blocks using a constant fabric that harmonizes with all the colors in the blocks. I'm using the kits for the frames around my constant fabric, which you can see at the top of the photo above. Here are the ones made so far:
I'm auditioning dark sashing that will continue the Irish Chain effect. Dark blue? Navy? Dark green? Do you have a suggestion?
I'll use the pieced block centers from some of the alternate block kits for the three extra main blocks needed, with frame fabrics from my stash. I'm also using stash fabrics for some of the alternate block frames. But I need more of the ecru cornerstone fabric before I can make any more, so I'll pick some up Saturday.
This green and blue color combo is so not my usual style - after all, it's the shop's series which is a mystery until she presents each month's block - but it's kind of pretty and I do like that crosshatch fabric from my stash with these blocks. And it's using up a bit of stash, in addition to the kits.
Link ups: Sew Fresh Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation