Well the top is done at least. I handed it off my my long arm quilter this afternoon for her to work her magic. Sorry for the inside photo. It has been raining buckets here for the past 2 days.
At the end of the day, I can say that I am happy with how it turned out. This isn't the original layout I sketched, or even the 2nd or 3rd version...none of those worked in reality....but this one is ok. Everything else I tried just looked so wrong.
The border and the backing are pieced with the leftovers from the blocks. And I know you are going to say it....I should have mitered the corners of the borders. Yup. I totally agree. It never occurred to me until I clipped the last thread and layed it out on the floor to view. Oh well, I wasn't about to change it. The last one has to get done PDQ and to my long arm person as she is heading to Ireland for a quilters excursion on June 3rd.
I think I have a plan for the 3rd and final teacher quilt layout. The individual blocks just need to get made. I'll be working like a mad woman to do just that.