I took a nice picture of the quilt, but Blogger did not cooperate, so I couldn't upload it. Oh well. Thanks so much for all the helpful comments! I ended up using the black and white stripe. You knew I would, didn't you? I cut it at 1 3/4 inch as my friend Judy Cloe suggested, so I had plenty. I stitched it on, so I'm ready to start the hand stitching now. The sleeve will follow.
I am absolutely itching to get to the blue strips!!!!
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.