It was my first try with rectangular string blocks. If I was to do it again, I would use a narrower neutral block, more thin strips, and neutral corners on each block to keep the zigzag pointy.
I am very happy with the binding. I used up some bits if bias binding from previous projects. It includes purple, fuchsia batik, yellow, and a very cool paisley.
I wisely washed this with 2 color catchers that turned dark blue-violet. Think I will wash it again both because of the colors and the bias binding rippled some when I machine stitching.
But for now, back to football and applique.