Thank you all for your comments on my last post. Most everyone favored layouts A and 1, the versions I liked also. Well...I was making those two layouts, but something happened along the way...and I am not exactly sure what happened. Maybe it was subconscious as I was sewing the blocks together but here is what I ended up with. I didn't even realize it until I sat down to write this blog entry. I am happy with both but just am a bit concerned with my apparent rapid loss of brain cells.
Original layout A
Final version below. I guess I started off with first block facing the opposite direction vs. what I intended. Overall it is the "same" arrangement, just a different section of the overall design. I added two borders--very Pennsylvania--bright colors, multiple borders.
As for the blue and white, look what happened here.
Original layout 1
Final version below.
What the heck????
I decided not to put a border on this one but it will have a surprise binding. Hmmm...