I fixed it - and I am much happier!
What do you think? I must admit I was really lucky and I found a whole bunch of extra first border pieces and there were enough for me to piece an additional 10 X-Blocks with only a bit more work. That really cut down on the time I spent yesterday and I didn't need to cut an additional white squares! Yey!
So, I spent the afternoon yesterday, in my PJ's (because I could), working on this quilt and getting not only the additional blocks on but also the first pieced border. I love how it is turning out - but I am not finished yet!
If you would like to see how I made the X-Blocks as a leaders and enders project and how I made the first border you can see the video I made here.
Now I need a whole bunch more 16-patch blocks because I am going to add an additional pieced border on. I know - crazy right!? I set the challenge to myself to do a 100% pieced quilt ie no long inner or outer borders - ALL piecing. It would be so, very, very easy right now to just add some straight borders - and believe me I can't help but be tempted to do just that - but - I am going to stick with my challenge to myself.
Since this is (or was to be) completely a leaders and enders quilt (until I decided to add more blocks and kind of cheated on the additional X-Blocks) I am going to piece those 16-patches as leaders and enders; so, the quilt top will not be finished for a while now. Oh well! Back into the quilt closet for a while again.
Now, I just need to decide if I want to do a 6" final border or a 12" - hmmm. Right now the quilt top is 72" x 72" - so the possibilities are an 84" square quilt or a 96" square quilt. I'm kind of leaving towards 96" but not sure if I want 12" borders. Oh well - that decision will wait for another day!
What do you think? Did I "fix" it?