I spent last evening after work focused on making the checkerboard/nine patch blocks for the next border round on the medallion tea towel quilt and I like where this is going! I put the nine patch blocks at the top and bottom and made single pieced strips at the sides to change the proportions of the quilt so that the quilt was longer than it was wide. I made the single strip side pieces a bit wider and I think that helps give them a bit more weight and presence. See the skinny strip at the bottom of the right side? Too skinny. The fatter pieces look better. I also just threw up the two blocks at the bottom right side that still need to be sliced and sewn to see if I was digging this border. I am anxious to start sewing the blocks into rows and attaching them.