As I mentioned in my last post, I'm using Chateau Rouge by French General fabrics. I opted for a very simple, modified rail fence pattern. To keep the prints intact as much as possible, I made the center rail wider than the others.
Since the seams shortened my layer cake square to 9.5 inches, I ended up having to trim my blocks down in the other direction as well. That's really the only thing that bothers me about doing the pattern this way. I just hate cutting off perfectly good fabric- even if it is only half an inch!
There is one little mistake in the top. Well, technically it's not a mistake, but I would have preferred that the fabrics be placed differently. I don't know how I didn't notice it before. Do you see it? Look toward the top right side at the yellow rectangle that is completely bordered by red. It looks boxy and kind of stands out- and it's the only place in the quilt that's like that. Oh well! There's nothing to be done about it now.
Tomorrow (between more baseball), I'll get this baby basted, and maybe even start on the quilting to wind down the day. That's how I roll on a Saturday night- wild and crazy, I tell you!