Inspired by a picture on Pinterest, I decided to try out an idea for the border by making a few blocks.
I'm using various French General fabrics (Moda) in this quilt, mostly from the Rouenneries Deux line, augmented by a few prints from Rural Jardin and French General Favorites. The creams include a few miscellaneous items from my stash and the red square centers are a hand writing print from the Etchings line by 3 Sisters for Moda.
The French General reds vary from a faded pinkish red to deep red while the neutrals range from an off white called "pearl" to creams, beiges, and dark taupe. I'm using the lighter neutrals in all the blocks but the border will be formed by replacing the reds with the darker taupes.
So far, so good, but I have many more blocks to make! By the way, I got some questions about these blocks. I cut the strips of fabric 1.5" wide and the blocks are coming out 10.25" (will be 9.75" finished).