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The symmetry top is done! This one is going to finish at about 68 x 79. This photo on my quilt club's Flickr site is a little brighter. This quilt was inspired by the work of Paula Nadelstern. I've taken 2 of her classes and this is the about the 7th project that I've done using her techniques. I'm quite addicted to it and there will be lots more of these in my future. I did not make all of the Grandmother's Choice blocks because I didn't want a huge quilt. Also some of the blocks just don't lend themselves to this symmetry concept. For those blocks I either drafted something else using some of the design lines from her block or I substituted a similarly named block from Blockbase.
The blocks finish at 8".
The cornerstones finish at 3" square and they are made with quarter square triangles pieced to make a small kaleidoscope.
The sashing blocks finish to 3" x 8". I drafted the block in EQ and printed off templates to piece the block but you could easily draft this one on graph paper and add seam allowances. In the outside edges only one of the long triangles is from the print.
The print border is 1" and the wide black border is 5". I'm not sure when this one will get quilted but I see metallic thread on this one on the borders and black triangles of the sashing. I am over-the-moon happy with this one and very grateful to my friend, Becky, for influencing me into doing it.