Now it's time to straighten up the edges a bit before sewing the long seams.
Once the center is together then build 2 more rows of 3 on either end.
Once those rows are sewn on the final set around the border can be arranged.
Notice the smaller blocks tend to be in the center and the larger blocks are on the outside. While the inside rows are 7 units long the last 2 outside rows are only 6 units. Another way to randomize the overall distribution of the different size blocks.
Speaking of trimmings that's all that I had to trim off. Granted I did not trim a lot of the tag ends in the seams because this fabric proved to be very 'thready'. I figured trimming would only aggravate that situation.
Since the homespun is kind of course I think I will use a nice soft flannel plaid. Here's what I have in my stash. I'm kinda leaning toward the one on the right. After the busy center the simple one makes more sense to me. What do you think?!
I think in olden times quilts were constructed like this a lot. Utility quilts could be wonky, why not? As long as they use every percious scrap to make them. cheers, Claire W.