Pics as promised:
First off, while waiting for all my quilt blocks here, I started making some wonky house blocks for myself to turn them into pillows. So far, only one of them has become a pillow:
Yesterday I put together the quilt top of the blocks everyone sent me.
One lovely lady sent beautiful string squares, which I turned into Scrappy Xs by cutting off some corners:
I wrestled with doing this because A) I wasn't sure I could make them into the right size and B) I really do want a string square quilt one of these days. But it worked out great as you can see below:
It is gorgeous and super cute just as it is, but, since there was no sashing, I would like to make it bigger by adding a border. I was thinking of incorporating the corners I saved from the string blocks and also another one of my partners sent along a bit of extra fabric that I can use, too.
Would a solid white border look good? That's what I've been thinking of doing then adding another border around that with the corners and colored fabric. I will play around with it in photoshop I guess. That might help me figure it out.