I only figured out how to reliably sew a 1/4" seam on my machine halfway through this project. As a result my sewing was inaccurate and pieces didn't always match up. This meant that I had to pay attention to every seam so the points and seam lines matched up, and that took a lot of time.
For borders I added a 1/2" white strip to act as a frame around the blocks. Then 2" of the light blue and 3" of dark blue. The blocks are 9" square.
|White square begging to be quilted|
I overdyed the backing fabric, hung it up to dry, and realized it has a crazy diagonal pattern. I don't really like the dye job for this project anyway, so I'll buy a different fabric for the backing. I may buy cotton batting to replace the poly batting I was planning to use. I'll test the poly batting against a sample of cotton I already have, see which looks better. I need to practice my free-motion quilting anyway.