I went gangbusters on my Message in a Bottle blocks while I was on my quilting retreat. I finished the 42 pinwheel blocks before I left and finished up the 56 square in a square blocks while vacationing. Then they all had to be trimmed.
Soon as I got home, I set up camp on my kitchen counter and trimmed away, using my fabulous Fit to be Square ruler. Does that tool ever do a great job on squaring up that block!
Now that the blocks are all finished, I can start playing around with them on my design wall---which isn't quite big enough to lay them all out. That's all right, I think I can lay out one half at a time. You know what is thrilling me? I used so many fabrics, I hardly ever end up with two that are the same touching each other. Famous last words. Now I have gone and jinxed it.
I love the mosaic effect of those blocks when they are assembled together. Tell me your opinion: Do you think those center plain squares are calling out for some sort of custom quilting motif?