I have been motoring my way through the blocks and tonight I sashed them all together. Thank you for all your feedback, I a pleased that I decided to sash them.
Take a look ....
I guess now looking at it, the chickens stand out better on the check than they do on the chicken print, so if I were going to do another I would have all check backgrounds. You also cant tell, but the chicken coop is a chicken wire print, and there are little chickens on the fabric in the doorway.
Now the next bit of advise from my design team please.
Do I need another border ? I was thinking of one maybe 4 inches in the red and white gingham check that I have used on the chickens crowns. DH - my chief designer says no, he likes it like it is.
So while I settle down to do the stitchery on the banner (it says chicken coop), I will wait to see what you all think. I think I will be backing this in a check fabric too.
I made it to spotlight today and picked up a few meters of batting, so now I can get all my flimsy's put together and quilted over my Christmas break. I think I have about 4 to do. EEEKK.
And as you may have guessed, I have named the quilt checkered chickens.