Woohoo! I'm finally finished with my round one quilt! Here it is in all its glory, hanging over the sofa:
I cannot begin to thank my fellow common threaders for all of these blocks. There's simply no way I'd have been able to make a quilt with such unique blocks on my own. I think it's very true to the Gee's Bend and Nancy Crow inspirations. The whole wall seems alive with it hanging there.
You can see I went with a version of the second option I posted a bit back. Staggering those columns was a huge challenge for me. I lean very much toward symmetry and this quilt was intended to get me away from that. I borrowed a quilting idea I saw on Amber's blog several months ago. Originally, I considered quilting wonky, concentric squares in each block. Amber posted a quilt with wonky, vertical lines and I knew that would be perfect here.
The final size is about 44" X 60".
I'm working on gathering up the materials for round two and should be posting about it this week.
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!