January's color is blue. I have 600+ 3.5" nine-patches from the Block Swappers. I pulled out all that had blue corners/center and put them on the design wall. Hmm. Nice, but nothing special.
What about grouping them? I liked the look of the double nine-patch for this month's Block Lotto (done in black-and-white). How about a double nine-patch in blue?
I made 20 double nine-patch blocks. What about sashing? What color? I posted this photo to the Quiltville Open Studio Facebook group and got many suggestions. Several people said, "None of these. They compete for attention with the blocks. Use navy." I thought the corners of the nine-patches would get lost with navy sashes and that the overall effect would be pretty dark.
In the end, I did use navy but I didn't use sashing. The star blocks feature light-cornered nine-patches from the Block Swappers. The flimsy is 64 x 78 and used 5 yards from my stash.
I'm linking up at Scrap Happy Saturday (a day late, but the flimsy wasn't finished until Sunday evening) and Judy's Patchwork Times.