Made some good progress getting this project rolling! One and a third bars are done being pieced.
I'm going to have to rearrange things in here to free up the full extent of the design wall. I haven't needed it this big since my last bed quilt, which I made in about 2003... ;-)
This shows the width of it...
..and this shows the length. The pieced bars are 11" wide; their length is about 88".
Here's a closer look. You can see I've pinned up some lace to act as a border on the plain fabric. I honestly don't know what will actually be there in the end, but probably some combination of lace and velvet ribbon. The color choices of these have the potential to really spark things up.
As do the second set of bars. Their colors will be deeper in value and a bit richer in hue than the inner bars. I wonder if that will be good...got to keep going to find out!