Zinnias for Zion is an annual initiative in the community that encourages people to plant zinnias. They represent beauty in diversity (and hardiness, considering the drought we've had this summer). This photo was taken at the entrance to the library yesterday.
69 x 69. 6 yards by weight.
The blocks are 8x8 finished. They were rather tricky to make. The HSTs in the handles were 1-5/8" unfinished. I chose to cut large (2" squares) and trim down. I had to mark the 1-5/8" lines on the ruler to be sure I didn't over- or under-trim.
I adapted a pattern by Avis Shirer in American Patchwork & Quilting. The very strong diagonal effect of this setting makes me want to tilt my head (or turn the photo). I think the straight set I chose will be easier on the eyes!
Linking up on Susan's blog at Midweek Makers