The 1/2 yd cut of navy print I bought at my LQS turned out to have a surprise inside.
This lovely scalloped border! I got very excited about using this scallop in the corners of the quilt. After cutting the larger setting triangles from the field of the print, I carefully cut the size squares I needed from the scallop for the corners.
Ooh, pretty! Let's see what the other corner looks like.
Bummer, it's going the other direction. OK, let's rearrange. Then I thought I would use the larger setting triangles with the scallop on the outer edges. Dang! Not enough fabric to cut six triangles--only enough for one side. That won't look good. Discard that idea. Try as I might, the corners would not match and I did not like the horizontal/vertical distraction. So I ended up using some of the larger flowered portion of the border to make my corners. So disappointed that my great idea didn't pan out!
The corner pieces haven't been trimmed because I am still not sure about them. I may want to swap one of the big roses on the top to the bottom, opposite corner. Or discard the idea entirely and cut the same as the zigzag. Opinions, anyone?
Otherwise I am pleased with the deep navy for the zigzag and the scrappy fun I've had with the red, white and blue blocks. Lori is going to put up a Mr. Linky for all the quilt-alongers next Monday. I'd like to call my top finished before then!