I seem to work great under pressure--makes me focus! I've been cutting and sewing like mad the last two days, and the tops for the Book of the Month are done!
They still need a thorough pressing, but they are finished by the deadline!
I did the yellow one first, made up 16 blocks, then realized I'd have to add a lot of borders to make it at least 40" x 40". Since I still had some strip sets and fabric, I just made up 16 more blocks, and expanded the design.
Turned out okay, the yellow makes it bit messy for my taste.
As for the other, monochromatic one, I put my design up on my wall, then decided to follow a design from the book, Bainbridge Delft. Puts the blocks on point. And again, I had to make some more blocks.
I think I like this one better than the yellow, and my original plan. What do you think?
And thank you to all who commented! I loved your suggestions!
More to come on this!