Like most everyone, I have several works in progress at various stages of development. Most start out the same way; I tend to find pieces of fabric that I love, and then spend the next several months gathering coordinating prints until I have enough for a quilt.
This quilt, Kentucky Derby as I call it, started when I found the horse print in a remnant section. As soon as I saw it, I thought of one of my sister in laws. She trains with horses and even competes in tournaments.
While reading through some online quilt blogs, I came across this star block from A Quilting Life. It's great tutorial, except it was the wrong size of block. I wanted to use larger center squares to highlight the horses. So I figured I could easily convert it to fit a 7" center square, it couldn't be that hard, I thought. And then this happened...
My measurements were off and I ended up with a nice 1-1/2" gap all the way around the square. Instead of trying to cut down the HST to fit the center block, I chose to add a nice contrasting border. My husband suggested the navy and it works wonderfully!
Now I have to decide, should I have navy borders on all of my blocks? Or should I alternate navy borders with yellow star points, and yellow borders with navy star points?
Also, thank you for all of the comments at the give-away. The input is greatly appreciated as I continue to develop Quarter Mile Quilts and myself.