I wanted to use the scraps as a sort of album of the table runners.
This is what I considered:
I had hoped the red (some would be pink or orange) diagonals and the green diagonals would add interesting movement in the quilt.
It just was not working for me.
Then I saw this post by Jolene at blue elephant stitches.
In addition to a tutorial for this block, she had made this quilt:
Do you remember crocheting these? Or your Mom crocheting these?
Or your Grandma?
(I think I had a poncho out of Granny Squares in Jr. High!)
I decided black would be ideal for the outer edge of the squares -
and now the table-runner blocks look like this:
I will probably put some black sashing between the blocks, just like the sashing in Jolene's quilt at blue elephant stitches.
Stay tuned for this top to be finished soon.