All the blocks plus partial blocks for side triangles are done. In keeping with the Art Deco inspiration, I'm setting the blocks on point so they have that uplifting look that so many Art Deco elements have.
Since I'm pretty much winging this, I had to figure out how to make the side and corner triangles so they'd look like partial blocks in the finished quilt. A bit of trial and error was needed, and there's excess to be trimmed away.
It would have been better if I'd made colored blocks and set them with white sashing, instead of including the final white round in the blocks. I had to compensate with some extra long strips and a partial seam at the bottom to get the bottom to match the top. But it all worked out, and here's the top, all trimmed up and ready for a border.
Because all those edges are bias, I'll add a narrow coral border to contain it all and keep it from stretching. It'll be a finished flimsy soon, so I'm on track to meet my deadline of May 1st.
I'm going fabric shopping with some new quilter friends today and I hope to find something special for a backing. If I don't find anything, I have something that will work, but a splashy tropical print would be cute if I can find one. Maybe flamingoes for a baby quilt?
My new friends are taking me to two highly recommended fabric shops today. One of the shops is said to compare with Hancock's of Paducah, but it's in a sketchy area so one doesn't go alone, hence the road trip together. We're making a day of it with shopping and lunch. Stash enhancement here I come!
Link up: Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication