I finished piecing the antique Cheddar blocks. I had 40 blocks and I wanted to use every one of them. After a lot of thought I decided to do them in a 6 x 6 layout and then use the extra 4 blocks in the border on the corners. I wanted to make them into a full-sized quilt so the borders are big. That leaves me a lot of room for hand quilting and I think it will look great on a bed. I had some reproduction fabric that blended well with the blocks so I didn’t have to buy anything new.
I hand pieced the blocks together because the blocks were all hand pieced and they were not all exactly the same size. I find it easier to make them fit together by hand. I did machine stitch the final border. I need to give it a good pressing (I hate pressing!!) then it is ready to quilt.
Here are some pictures (click to enlarge)