I had thought to discard the 7th row and column making the quilt 6×6 blocks instead. When I thought this, I assumed that this would make the quilt much smaller, so proposed to add a 3″ pieced border to compensate, but after throwing up the blocks on the design wall, I decided that the quilt is already a quite decent size. Plus, with all the stuff that’s going on this end of the year, fussing with the border seems like just too much. So I’m just going to bind it in dark purple.
Here’s my temporary design wall. I could only fit 5 blocks across, but it gives me a good feel for scale and overall effect of the blocks. The Winding Ways block is quite the stunner!