It needed a little something more…

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From this:

To this:

I decided I wanted to include the center portion of the block after all.  It needed it!

Now to sew all four blocks together… and think about the border.  Do you plan out your whole quilt before you make it?  Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.  I have ideas for this border, but I want to play a bit before I start creating what’s in my mind. 

This is actually a traditional quilt block called “Feathered Crown.”  What other quilt blocks do you know of that have the word “feather” or “feathered” in their name?