I think I went about this a little backward in assembly. I did sketch it all out and do the quilt-math first, but had a few execution problems. First I obviously missed a seam allowance on the star size, as they were all smaller than I had expected. Of course, I had precut all those other white pieces, and they were wrong now. You can see the couple of strips that had to be pieced in to fill the space. I plan on doing the standard all-over stipple, so I'm hoping they will just kind of blend away.
And I lost a bit in squaring up the double hourglass centers - resulting in the decision to add all those boarders around them! I'm glad though, I really like the way it turned out.
We made an outing to Ikea today - Becket loves to start the trip with french toast sticks and bacon! I picked up some of the flat sheets that Amandajean recommended. (Have all the area quilters been there already?! They were totally out of twin, flat sheets!) The queen size should work well to back this quilt in one big hunk, I'm not in the mood to piece it. I just have to convince Becket that the troops need to move out, so that I can use the large sun room floor to make my sandwich!