Finished putting the blocks together this afternoon and it is really striking. Standing back and looking at it, I see it is going to need a border. If I can't find the "perfect" print in my stash I will use the green mottled fabric that I framed the blocks in. Here it is, borderless.
And here is a close up of one of the blocks. Isn't it pretty?
When I begin the quilting, it will be my first attempt at custom quilting in the blank blocks. I sure don't want to take away from the embroidered blocks. Wish me luck.