The block uses these shapes that have connector corners that flip back. Usually I trim away the extra fabric behind the top triangle, but because these are white, I left them there so that the seam wouldn't shadow through to be visible. It doesn't add too much bulk in the seams, and I'm pretty sure I won't be handquilting through the layers!
|like this one by Bonnie Hunter, found here|
Still thinking about getting an overall lighter effect, I placed some of my leftover (partway through, I changed my mind from making 30 blocks to 20 blocks) sections together to see what they'd be like as a border.
On another note, this is what I came home with the other day after shopping!
Isn't it strange how even when you are shopping for various projects, the elements often seem to go together really nicely?