So what's next on the design wall? I'm thinking I may work on these blocks, (scroll down to see them) which have been on hold for quite a while. I spent days searching through old CDs, trying to find the ancient ebay photo that was the original inspiration, but Mereth was the one who finally found it on her spare hard drive.
I think women used this setting because it gives the look of an alternating block, but uses less fabric. I'll cut 6 7/8" squares, instead of 9" ones. If I had no easy access to fabric stores, and only a limited amount of the fabric I wanted to use, then it would definitely be a factor in choosing this setting.
If I can't handle all those set in seams, I will turn the block on point and add triangles to the corners. Then set that block on point.
This antique quilt has the same setting, but the album blocks are aligned on point.