I let myself be distracted from hand quilting this weekend and cut into my turquoise fabrics.
I got a fair amount of cutting done then made a test block.
While this Thimbleblossoms pattern, Picnic Rollup, was my inspiration, I am constructing my blocks a little differently from the pattern. The pattern calls for a jelly roll and the instructions were probably designed to get the most out of your 40 strips. But I am using fat quarters and scraps and found my piecing method works better for the fabric I have on hand.
I plan to use solid white for the sashing but I need to get fabric for the borders, backing, and binding. Oh goody, a trip to the quilt shop!