OK, so while you were all busy on your nine-patch quilts last fall, I was . . . . well . . . . not. So I finally started on Saturday. My pattern uses the nine-patch blocks set on the diagonal in 3 columns. A border print is cut to provide alternate columns - 4 border strips and 3 pieced strips. It will hang on my back porch where I have had another quilt for more than a decade. Suffice it to say the old quilt has seen better days, and it's time to move on. These photos show the pieced strips - 1 completed and the other 2 laid out. There are also close-ups of the completed strip and the border print. I'm trying to decide how to cut the border print so that the finished quilt will be the right dimension for the wall and so that the strips will have a good part of the print at the edge of each strip - easier to sew and more attractive. Suggestions welcome!