Also, I love the Sweetwater Hometown line, but it's really difficult to match with other fabrics and as I ran out of fabric after 25 block, the top ended up 60x60 inches:
However, when cutting the linnen for the fan quilt I suddenly thought of a really simple solution. The linnen goes great with the Hometown line and also has an interesting tactile feeling that's adds some interest.
Today was the day to carry out my idea. I was at my quilting group and could use the big basting table we have there for cutting the big pieces of fabric.
Bad picture alert - just came home with the top folded and no time to iron it or hang up. It was either daylight or ironing. You know how it is.
I think (hope) it is straighter than it appears on the picture. I haven't basted it yet, so time will tell. Had to cut the linnen on the bias so I was really careful not to pull it when adding the red border.