I have had the 18 main blocks for this done for several years. It was a Saturday Sampler class provided by a LQS. Do you know what a Saturday Sampler class is? The first Saturday of the month you meet at the LQS. On the very 1st meeting you pay $5 and the packet that includes the block pattern and fabric. After that initial meeting every 1st Saturday you go back with your complete block, sit through a demo of a new product and pick up your next kit. The only expense is that first $5 and time. That is unless you miss a month or didn't make the previous month's block, then it is another $5. After I designed the layout I had the foresight to buy up enough of the same black for the borders, cut the pieces and packed it away. Why? Dunno.
I pulled it out and worked on it last Saturday when my Quilting Friend came over. It is a good thing I did because I had a hard time reading my own notes. Not only that but for some reason I stitched my double four patches wrong so the black when through the center instead of the green. The double four patch blocks make up the diamond border. I also did not cut enough of the 3.5" lime green squares for the corner stones in the sashing. Thank goodness I still had a small bit of that fabric left so I just zipped them out.
Until I took a picture of this, I did not notice that there are several blocks that just sink into the background. I think I am going to add a bit of yellow or orange or maybe even a bit of pink just to make those blocks pop a bit more.
Since the blocks and sashing are just stuck up on the design wall, I now need to get the top into a flimsy stage and then to the long-armer. There is plenty of room for some dynamic quilting in the border. Size is roughly 96x120.