(Esther's Heart's Desire, gone bad). After I got most of the diamond grid finished, I switched to a smaller, 14" hoop which is easier to manipulate with no awkward spots. This insane background still takes several hours per hooping so I figure there's about 12 hours left, then on to the outer borders.
This will border the 5 large (16") stars.
This "leftovers" quilt will be a series of strips, 80" long. Right now I'm thinking that the stars strip will be off-center toward the right side of the quilt.
I have one major strip to complete. It will be 16" wide and primarily yellow/white. It will use up all the other random bits and pieces that have been accumulating. There are already some pinwheels and hexies. Stay tuned to see how this mess turns out.