I decided to try just doing stitch in the ditch (SITD)for this block, but it looks awfully plain. I'm hoping that I will appreciate having some blocks that have less quilting and so are softer in the finished product.
B was very confused about the location of my plain blocks and the patterned ones. I could tell from him comments that not having a standard setting might not be his cup of tea. But I’m hoping he will like it once it is done! If not then I’m making a blanket or something for someone else to keep…!