Somehow when I was figuring fabric requirements, I neglected to calculate the fabric for the first border. So we really need 3 1/2 yards of the sashing/background/border fabric. You need this even if you add the extra border. This gives us 3 yards for the sashing and border and 1/2 yard for backgrounds in the blocks.
To sum up -- you need an extra yard of background fabric.
I know this is not a big deal for some of you but is a big pain for others. I am sorry. By way of apology, I will be adding four extra prizes to the next prize drawing. I know this won't really help, but the prizes are appropriate. Because we need an extra yard of background fabric, I will be giving away 4 yards -- 1 yard each for 4 people -- of possible background fabric. Here are the ones I have. You can tell me which one you want.
Color 1 -- Moda bella solid white: This is true white.
Color 2 -- Moda bella solid feather: This one looks white unless you put it next to true white. Then you realize that it is an off-white.
Color 3 -- Moda bella solid grey: This is a light grey.
Color 4 -- Moda bella solid etchings charcoal: This is a dark grey.
Please accept my apology. Thank you sisbabestitches for asking me about the background fabric so I realized my mistake now!
These prizes will be drawn from the flickr pool next week with our next regular prize drawing.