If you compare this top to my original plan, you’ll notice that I didn’t pay any attention to the colors of the background squares. I have my doubts about the introduction of the bright red. It looks okay in the letter blocks, but I’m not sure I like it in the background squares. Since I’m not planning to start the quilting for a few days, I can mull it over in the interim.
The letter blocks were a lot of fun to make, and also easy applique. It’s big enough (54″ x 60″) for a couch throw, or just a quilt for the kids to play with, so I won’t be adding any borders. The quilting will be a simple grid in the background squares, and I’ll outline the letters and circles in the letter blocks.
I’m feeling pretty good, since I’ve (almost) finished 3 Christmas presents and it’s still January.