The top blocks are finished and sewn into panels. The idea is to quilt one panel and then add the next ala Marianne's method of joining strips, as in borders. OK so my 'border' is actually the next row of blocks, but I think this will work anyway. I hope.
I plan to do minimal quilting, just stitch in the ditch so I don't gather up too much fabric on the first go around. I can always go back and add more if necessary. The important thing to me in this experiment is experiencing the process.
On the other hand, I AM CRAZY ABOUT THE COLOR, which is far from dark and murky, even tho that was sorta my intention. Ha! Well, not exactly. I wanted to do something not so Fiesta and more SBE. (Simple But Elegant) To get in the right frame of mind I looked at the work of Nancy Crow, Marcia Derse, and Robin Ferrier. But, you know, I got off track colorwise, which was supposed to be a teeny step away from traditional Amish.
I have done a traditional Amish colored quilt...
While I was able to do this once, I just couldn't make it dark and murky this time.